Thomas Cranmer (Anniversary)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th April 1988.

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Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Epping Forest 12:00 am, 25th April 1988

Although I believe that Cranmer came down on the wrong side of the fence—or perhaps I should say stake—would it not be as well, in this anniversary year if his splendid prayers and collects were studied by the Anglo-Americans, who shamefully mistranslated the Latin rites into banal English, and by those to whom will fall the task of revising them?