Oaths of allegiance: Church of England

Concerns have been expressed on whether clergy in the Church of England would be required to retake their Oath of Allegiance, following the practice in the UK Parliament outlined in Oath of allegiance on demise of the Crown; under these circumstances it has become the custom of the two Houses to swear or affirm allegiance to the Crown afresh. However, clergy and others may be reassured that whilst it will be necessary to update Canon C 13 Of the Oath of Allegiance (and other Church of England Canons), it will not be necessary for them to remake their Oath of Allegiance. Continue reading