Published online by Cambridge University Press: 14 September 2021
The Conclusion looks at what has happened from the twentieth century onwards, with social change affecting the relationship between Parliament and the Church of England. It traces the history of increasing lay involvement in a society that is growing ever more multicultural and multifaith. The Church of England has entered actively into ecumenical dialogue and inter-church cooperation. The wording of the liturgy has been modernised. The Conclusion looks at a series of attempts, still in train, to make more satisfactory provision for clergy discipline. It reviews the changes in property law as it affects the Church of England and modern Faculty jurisdiction. Parliament now exercises only a light touch in the making of the Church’s legislation.