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The Duel: Should the Church of England be disestablished?

The marriage of church and state has lasted five centuries, but is it now time for a divorce?


Should the church on England be disestablished?

Linda Woodhead is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University

yesduelI never imagined I’d find myself arguing for the Church of England to be disestablished. I’m a committed member of the C of E and a champion of state churches. But I am also a realist: disestablishment has been happening for decades. It’s a process and in all essential respects the Church has already been disestablished. It’s time we woke up to the…

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