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This item is taken from PN Review 13, Volume 6 Number 5, May - June 1980.

A General Petition
To the Right Reverend Fathers-in-God, the Clergy, and Laity of the General Synod of the Church of England.

FATHERS AND BRETHREN

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned for the Authorised Version of the English Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. They belong to our continuing story as a people and are powerful reminders of who we are. To neglect them is to lose touch with our language in its first simple and supple splendour. There must, of course, be experiment and scholarly efforts to render texts in various forms of contemporary language. But the Authorised Version and the Book of Common Prayer retain a unique power to inspire and to communicate. We therefore ask all those with a care for the churches and indeed all those with a care for the spiritual wealth of the country, in its diverse forms, to think how to ensure the widest possible knowledge and love of these texts, especially amongst the younger generation. our concern for the whole spectrum of human aspiration includes our own birthright and patrimony.

Lord Ashby F. R. S., Chancellor Queen's University, Belfast; Former Vice-Chancellor, Cambridge University
Professor Rupert Bruce-Mitford F. B. A., F. S. A., Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge University
The Rt. Hon. Lord Charteris P. C., G. C. V. O., Former Private Secretary to H. M. the Queen; Provost of Eton College
The Rt. Hon. Lord Fletcher of Islington P. C., Former Deputy Speaker House of Commons
Professor E. B. Ford F. R. S., Hon. F. R. C. P., Sometime Professor of Ecological Genetics and Fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford University
R. M. Franklin, Fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford University
The Earl of Halsbury F. R. S., Chancellor Brunel University and President of the Royal Institute of Philosophy
I. K. M. Gilchrist, Fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford University
Lord Robbins, C. H., F. B. A. Former Chairman of the Governors, London School of Economics and Past President of the British Association
Baroness Seear, Sometime President of the Women's Liberal Federation; London School of Economics
Professor Ninian Smart, Religious Studies, Lancaster University
Lord Vaizey, Head of the School of Social Sciences, Brunel University
Lord Wynne-Jones, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the School of Chemistry, Newcastle University
The Rev. F. L. M. Willis-Bund, Former Dean of Balliol College, Oxford University, and Chaplain of All Soul's College, Oxford

Sir James Bowker G. B. E., K. C. M. G., The ottoman Bank; formerly of the Foreign Service and H. M. Ambassador to Turkey and Austria
Sir John Coleville C.B., Chairman, Thames Valley Broadcasting; formerly Secretary to the Princess Elizabeth and to Winston Churchill
Rupert Coleville, Trinity College, Oxford University
Sir Patrick Dean G. C. M. G., Formerly H. M. Ambassador, Washington
Lord Gore-Booth G. C. M. G., Formerly Permanent Under Secretary the Foreign Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service
Lord Greenhill of Harrow G. C. M. G., Formerly Permanent Under Secretary the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sir Edward Ford K. C. B., Former Secretary of the Pilgrim Trust; Secretary and Registrar of the Order of Merit
Sir Charles JOhnston G. C. M. G., Former Governor of Aden and High Commissioner of Australia
Mrs Gerard Leigh
Col. W. Gerard Leigh, Chairman, National Council of the Y. M. C. A.
Sir Richard Powell G. C. B., K. B. E., C. M. G., Former Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade and Ministry of Defence
John Profumo, Social Worker
The Hon. Mrs Wills
Major John Wills, Chairman of the Dockland Settlement

Field Marshal Sir Geoffrey Baker G. C. B., C. M. G., Constable of the Tower of London; formerly Chief of Defence Staff
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Neil Cameron G. C. B., Chief of Defence Staff
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Baron Elworthy K. G., G. C. B., C. B., D. S. O.
Lt. General Sir John Glubb K. C. B., C. M. G., D. S. O.
Field Marshal Lord Harding G. C. B., Formerly Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Terence Lewin G. C. B., Chief of Naval Staff
Rear Admiral David Mansfield C. B.
Surgeon Vice Admiral Sir John Rawlings, Medical Director General, Royal Navy
Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer K. G., G. C. B, G. C. M. G., Formerly Chief of the Imperial General Staff

His Honour Judge Anderson, the Supreme Court of Canada
The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Bridge P. C., the Royal Courts of Justice
His Honour Judge Michael Davies, The Royal Courts of Justice
The Rt. Hon. Lord Edmund-Davies P. C., Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
The Rt. Hon. Lord Diplock P. C., Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
His Honour Judge Figgis, The Inner Temple
His Honour Judge Gibbens, Leader the Oxford Circuit
His Honour Judge Hughes, The Inner Temple and Kings College, Cambridge
His Honour Sir Kenneth Jupp M.V., The Royal Courts of Justice
His Honour Judge Irvine, The Inner Temple and Merton College, Oxford
The Very rev. R. L. P. Milburn, the Master of the Temple
The Rt. Hon. Lord Salmon P. C., Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
The Rt. Hon. Lord Wilberforce P. C., Lord of Appeal in Ordinary

The Rt. Hon. Julian Amery P. C., M. O., Former Secretary of State for Air and Former Minister of State F. C. O.
The Rt. Hon. Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, K. G., P. C., C. H., Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary and lately Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University
Lady Butler of saffron Walden
The Rt. Hon. Lord Carrington P.C., secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Hon. Alan Clark. M. P.
(The Late) Sir Colin Coote D.S. O., Former M. P. and editor The Daily Telegraph
Patrick Cormack M. P., Vice -Chairman 'Heritage'
(The Late) The Rt. Hon. John Davies P.C.
The Rt. HOn. william Deedes P.C., M.C., Former Minister without Portfolio and editor The Daily Telegraph
Lord Donaldson, Fomer Minister for the Arts
Andrew Faulds M. P., Chairman 'Heritage'
Frank Field M. P., Child Poverty Action Group
The Rt. Hon. Hugh Fraser P. C., M. P.
Lord Glenamara P. C., C. H., Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Lord President of the Council; Chairman, Cable and Wireless
Eldon Griffiths M. P., Former Minister for Sport.
The Rt. Hon. Lord Home of the Hirsel K. T., P. C., Former Prime Minister
The Viscount Hood G. C. M. G., Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Chairman of Committees
The Viscount de L'Isle V. C., K. G., P. C., Former Secretary of State for Air
The Rt. Hon. Dr Dickson Mabon P. C., M. P., Former Minister of State, Department of Energy
Sir Fitzroy Maclean Bt. C. B. E., Former M. P. and Head of the Allied Mission to Marshall Tito
The Rt. Hon. Maurice Macmillan P. C., M. P., Former Secretary of State for Employment
The Rt. Hon. Lord O'Neill of the Maine P. C., Former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
The Rt. Hon. Lord Rhyl P. C., Former Secretary of State for Air
John L. E. Smith, Former M. P.
The Rt. Hon. Lord Soames P. C., G. C. M. G., Lord President of the Council
The Rt. Hon. Peter Walker P. C., M. P., Minister of Agriculture
The Rt. Hon. William Whitelaw P. C., C. H., M. P., Home Secretary

[Note: Labour Ministers signed subsequent to ministerial office and Conservative Ministers signed while in opposition. Attributions are as at July 1979.]

Lord Ampthill
Sir Edmund Bacon K. G., K. B. E., Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk
The Duke of Beaumont K. G., P. C., Formerly Master of the Horse; Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire
    The Hon. Julian Berry David Bowes-Lyon
    Lady Elizabeth Cavendish The Hon. William Douglas-Home
The Viscount Gage K. C. V. O., Sometime Vice-Lieutenant of Sussex
    Lady Elizabeth Oldfield The Countess of Perth
    Lord Ramsay The Duke of Sutherland
    Earl Waldegrave K. G. Lady Jane Wellesley
    The Duke of Wellington The Hon. Mark Wyndham
Lord Aldington P. C., K. C. M. G., Chairman of the Sun Life Insurance
Anthony Montague Browne, Director Gerrard and National Discount Co. Ltd&&59; formerly Secretary to Winston Churchill
R. J. W. Crabbe, Chairman the Provident Life Association of London
Robert Dougal
The Earl of Drogheda K. G., Former Chairman of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden
R. Edwards, Editor Sunday Mirror
    L. V. S. Green, National Westminster Bank Dame Adelaide Doughty D. B. E.
R. Leigh-Pemberton D. L., Chairman the National Westminster Bank
    Lady Glubb H. R. James, Solicitor
    Felix Kelly Lady Lewin
Lord Latymer, Formerly Chairman London Committee of the Ottoman Bank
    Mrs Evelyn Mowbray Mrs Sheila Pargeter
    Lady Plowden D. B. E., Chairman of the I. B. A. Lord Plowden, President of Tube Investments Ltd.
    Jane Reed, Editor Woman's Own Nigel Robson, Chairman Grindlay's Bank
S. E. Scammell, Clouds Estate, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
M. Babington-Smith C. B. E., Former Sheriff of London; Chairman London Committee of the Ottoman Bank
    Sir David Steel, Chairman British Petroleum F. H. C. Tatham, Whitaker's Almanack
    T. E. Utley, The Daily Telegraph A. Wallace
Colin Welch, The Daily Telegraph

from The Prayer Book Society
    The Rev. Dr P. Faunch Christopher J. Gilson
    Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh D. L. The Rev. Prebendary R. N. Hetherington
    C. A. Anthony Kilmister Roger Knight
    The Earl of Onslow L. G. Pine
    Lord Sudeley Ian Thompson
R. J. R. Trefusis

This item is taken from PN Review 13, Volume 6 Number 5, May - June 1980.



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