22 September 2022, The Tablet

Is it time for the Coronation Oath to be reworded?

by Terry Tastard

At the coronation, the king will respond to three questions of faith and governance put to him by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Is it time for the Coronation Oath to be reworded?

A rewording of the oaths might shake off any residue from their polemical past, but would come at a cost.
CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters

Like every new sovereign, King Charles III will promise to uphold the teaching, worship, discipline and ‘all such rights and privileges’ of the Church of England. But might the coronation oaths be reworded for a more ecumenical and secular age?
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