House of Commons
DISESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Tabled 11 December 2002
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by John Austin on 02 December 2002
This is amendment number 1
"leave out from 'to' to the end and insert, 'reaffirm the establishment of the Church of England which continues to embody the interconnections of church-state relationships which have been a feature of English life since the sixth century; acknowledges the representative role to which the Church of England is increasingly sensitive as it speaks on behalf of all the churches and other faith communities; recognises the role of the Church and the significance of Christian faith in the evolution of the English people over more than fourteen hundred years and the Church's commitment to the nation - its history, its institutions, its communities, its relationships and its future; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to make it its policy not to seek disestablishment of the Church of England."
Original Motion Text
That this House believes the appointment of Reverend Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury presents an opportunity to reconsider the future relationship between Church and State; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to introduce early legislation on the disestablishment of the Church of England to be determined by the House in a free vote.