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Long-lost authority; LETTERS.

Long-lost authority IT is surely a bit late in the day for Rob Davies to lament the loss of authority of the "Established Church" in his column on January 4. It may have escaped his notice but the Anglican church in Wales hasn't been the Established Church since 1920 which seems rather a long way to hope to turn back the clock - especially since even before that it was the church of a minority of Welshmen and was bitterly (even violently) resented for using its Authority to insist on tithe payments.

Of course the conservative voices of those days were telling all those Nonconformist Liberals (that noisy anti-tithe agitator chappie David Lloyd George, for instance) to respect Authority, shut up and pay up.

No doubt Mr Davies would agree that the tithing system was unjust, but it would be fascinating to learn in what areas he thinks today's church (either Of England or In Wales) should have authority - and, indeed, why? Name and address supplied.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 5, 2011
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