Multi-faith coronation row should come as no surprise

Multi-faith coronation row should come as no surprise
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Mike Judge
Mike Judge Mike Judge. Editor of Evangelical Times, and pastor of Chorlton Evangelical Church in Manchester.
20 April, 2023 2 min read

When the coronation of King Charles III takes place no doubt it will be a grand occasion. The colourful pageantry and nostalgic traditions of the once-in-a-generation event can sometimes overpower our senses, making us misty eyed and sentimental for ‘Christian’ Britain.

Christians have, of course, long argued over whether there should be formal links between church and state. Ever since this newspaper was founded in 1967 it has been firmly in the non-conformist camp. No earthly king should govern over the churches. But, even among evangelicals outside the Church of England, there are various views about whether we should have a ‘Christian’ coronation. Those debates will go on, no doubt.

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