Crown

The Crown is concerned with the Church of England in three ways (at least!).   The monarch is the Supreme Head of that church; the Crown is involved in the appointment of bishops and other senior clergy; and a number of parishes have the Crown as patron.   The function relating to appointments is largely in the hands of the Prime Minister’s Secretary for appointments, who is also involved in the Crown’s patronage.   The broader position is spelled out in Article 37. See Articles of Religion.

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