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Book Of Common Prayer

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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Q26.

asked the Prime Minister whether, notwithstanding the provisions of the Worship and Doctrine Measure 1974, she will bring forward legislation to provide that the 1662 Book of Common Prayer shall remain available for use in any parish church should the incumbent or parochial church council so desire.

The use of the forms of service in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is protected by the Worship and Doctrine Measure 1974, and the use in churches of these forms of service is a matter for decision by incumbents and parochial church councils.