A new report from a leading UK think tank argues that Christianity should be reduced or purged
Prince Charles is next in line to the throne and will be the first king in decades after his mother,
Before that happens, University College London’s Constitution Unit, says the coronation ceremony
“The UK is no longer a global or a colonial power. Celebration will therefore need to reflect what
The ceremony is performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who anoints the Monarch with oil,
The Constitution Unit says this needs to change, noting that half of the UK’s population has
However, not everyone is on board with the idea of reducing the coronation’s Christian elements.
Wesley Carr, a former Dean of Westminster, believes the service needs to remain Anglican and
“To plan a coronation without a Eucharist would require a massive break with history.That alone
Dr. Ian Bradley of St Andrew’s University, a minister in the Church of Scotland, agrees.
“It involves symbolizing spiritual values, embodying the sacred, representing and
defending religious faith against unbelief and secular materialism, promoting order in the
midst of chaos standing for the public good against private gain, and acting as a focal
point for unity in a society which is increasingly fragmented and fissiparous,” he writes in his
It is yet to be seen how Prince Charles’ coronation ceremony will proceed, especially since it