Rather, our constitution is gradually updated to reflect changes in the country eg. We used to be a Christian country and the constitution is a little out of date. It will get updated sooner or later. There is a big problem with that census.
There may have been Christians in Britain before then, we cannot be sure. Roman Britain was a cosmopolitan place. Merchants from all over the empire settled there and soldiers from many countries served there so we will never know who first introduced Christianity to Britain.
At that time the native people were Celts. They were polytheists they worshiped many gods. The Romans too were polytheists and they were willing to allow the Celts to worship their old gods. However the Romans were not tolerant of Christianity.
At times waves of persecution crossed the empire. Much later an abbey was built there dedicated to St Alban and it gave its name to the town of St Albans. In the Emperor Constantine granted Christians England a christian country of worship.
So persecution ended and during the 4th century Christianity became widespread in England. So by that time there was a flourishing and organised church in England. In Hinton St Mary, Dorset a 4th century mosaic was found with the face of Jesus and the Greek letters chi rho, which stand for christos Greek for Christ showing Christianity was a popular religion in England.
Over the following decades Roman civilization broke down. In the 5th and 6th centuries Pagan peoples the Saxons, Angles and Jutes from Germany and Denmark invaded southern and eastern England and gradually conquered most of England.
However Christianity continued to thrive in Wales and by the early 5th century it spread to Ireland.
In the 5th and 6th centuries Scotland was converted. According to tradition Pope Gregory saw boys on sale in the slave market in Rome. He is supposed to have asked about them and when told that they were Angles he replied 'not Angles but angels' When he became Pope he was keen to convert the Anglo-Saxons.
In he sent a party of about 40 men led by Augustine to Kent. They arrived in Aethelbert permitted the monks to preach in Kent and in time he was converted. The king of Kent was married to a Christian princess named Berta. It may have been partly due to her influence that Kent was converted to Christianity.
Furthermore his nephew, Saeberht, the king of Essex was also converted. He may have been influenced by his wife, Ethelburga, who was a Christian. Most of his subjects followed. However things did not go smoothly in Northumbria.
King Edwin was killed at the battle of Hatfield in and afterwards most of Northumbria reverted to Paganism. They had to be converted all over again by Celtic monks from Scotland.
He asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to send men to help convert his people. Missionaries also preached in the kingdom of Mercia The Midlands.
In King Penda of Mercia was converted and baptized and gradually the realm was converted. The last part of England to be converted to Christianity was Sussex. It was converted after by St. Finally by the end of the 7th century all of England was at least nominally Christian.
However some people continued to secretly worship the old pagan gods as late as the 8th century. However in the late 9th century the Danes conquered most of England. Afterwards the Danes made a treaty with Alfred.
They split England between them. The Danes took all the territory east of the old Roman road, Watling Street. The Danes also agreed to become Christians.
Once they were converted to Christianity the Danes of Eastern England had much in common with the Saxons.A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN ENGLAND. By Tim Lambert Christianity in Roman Britain, The first evidence of Christianity in what is now England is from the late 2nd century AD.
(There may have been Christians in Britain before then, we cannot be sure). Roman Britain was a cosmopolitan place. Since the Church of England and thus Christianity (though obviously England was Christian when they were still Catholic) has been the official state religion.
This is why Cameron can so boldly and truthfully state that the United Kingdom is a Christian country. But let’s not forget that Cameron is a . There were , live births and around , deaths registered in England and Wales in The prominent role of the church in the country's education system may have much to do with this.
In conclusion, we can accept that England is still officially a Christian country due to the fact that the Anglican Church is rooted in England and that the monarchy is associated with the Church of England, however it will be hard for Christianity to hold its footing if the Church does not rise up and take a stand.
Britain really is ceasing to be a Christian country on The Spectator | A landmark in national life has just been passed.
For the first time in recorded A landmark in national life has just been. Jun 06, · ENGLAND is in fact a christian country. The United Kingdom (England + Scotland) is not, because it is a democratic country.
You cannot be democratic and carry enforced belief systems at the same leslutinsduphoenix.com: Resolved.