in Scotland the established church
of the majority population was the presbyterian Kirk of Scotland, while the minority faiths included the old Episcopalian Church, which had been ousted in 1689.
"The presence of an established church
gives assurance to the British population, the vast majority of whom, according to the 2001 census, believe in God, that the nation and its government take their faith seriously.
At a time, for instance, when the institution of marriage - even now, one of the few sources of social stability left - has never been under greater pressure, most of the bishops of the Established Church
have decided that cohabitation without marriage is no longer "living in sin".
In it he rejects the Scriptures and the established church
as the source of divinity and instead invokes personal intuition with God.
THE Queen said yesterday that she believes the concept of the established Church
is "commonly under-appreciated" and "occasionally misunderstood".
The Church of England is the nation's established church
, formally sanctioned and supported by the Queen and the Government.
They opposed programs that taxed people to support one officially established church
or 15 churches.
Bryan Blundell was an Anglican, but he told John Brekell, one of the dissenting (Presbyterian) ministers, that the Latin inscription above the main entrance which declared that the school was for the children of the established church
only had been forced on him against his will by "some zealous churchmen".
Ironically, saints are sometimes at odds with the established church
of their time, he noted.
He never allowed the RC Church to become the established church
of Ireland and was very fair to the Protestant minority.
This book examines the situation of evangelical clergy in the Church of England and Ireland between 1800 and 1850 that produced such discontent with the Established Church
that many evangelicals, although not a majority, were propelled into outright secession (3).
There is no place for an established Church
in a modern democracy.'