Monday, April 14, 2008

Cathedral bans popular hymn Jerusalem

By Sophie Borland Last Updated: 2:36am BST 14/04/2008

Jerusalem, one of the country's best-loved hymns and the favourite of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has been banned from services at one of Britain's foremost churches.
The verses, which were written by William Blake more than two centuries ago, cannot be sung by choirs or congregations at Southwark Cathedral because the words do not praise God and are too nationalistic, according to senior clergy.

1 comment:

Fahim said...

How about using an article from a source other than the Telegraph for once?