Not to be rude, but what a foolish, ignorant statement.
The Church of England, like it or not, is England's largest bastion of Christianity left. Probably 1/3 of Church goers in England--and that would be CoE Church goers, are evangelical--in a society where less than 5% attend church. The CoE, as flawed as it is....(and yes, it is very flawed) is the "last best hope" for England.
Now, if by abolishing the CoE you mean, dis-establishment...that may well be a good thing. Part of the reason the CoE is as feckless as it is, is the Archbishop of Canterbury is appointed by Parliment...hence is a political appointment. This makes for the appointment of other bishops as well political...and vast amounts of political correctness ensue (very politely, of course).
As to abolishing the royalty--my ancestors saw to that here 230 years ago...
I mean that the CoE should not be a government owned and run “church”
“As to abolishing the royalty—my ancestors saw to that here 230 years ago...”
And the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the President, indicates that you and yours have been regretting that ever since.
I’d rather restore the monarchy that Parliament ousted in the first place.
The current policy is an antiquated relic of a byegone age. By all rights, the current ruler should be the Jacobite pretender.
Ten per cent attend church weekly and two-thirds had not gone to church in the past year
A December 2007 report by Christian Research showed that Roman Catholicism had become the best-attended services of Christian denominations in England, with average attendance at Sunday Mass of 861,000, compared to 852,000 attending Anglican services