Parliament’s Christian heritage

Parliament’s Christian heritage   For more than a thousand years, Parliament and the Christian church have been bound together by geographical ties. The very name ‘West-minster’ announces that aspect of heritage.   The Benedictine monks arrived there first and founded the great abbey which has been at the centre of our national life for centuries — the venue for every English coronation since William of Normandy; the chosen burial place for monarchs and national heroes; and host to numerous royal weddings, like that of William and Kate.      Kings like Edward the Confessor and Henry III deliberately invested in Westminster to forge an alliance between … Continue reading Parliament’s Christian heritage