Many apologies for my protracted silence. I've been tied up with business and not had the chance to check-in here.
My initial reaction is that the General Assembly and Church of Scotland are guilty of some very muddled thinking in proposing a separate Coronation. It reminds me of the current fad of renewing one's Marriage vows on a Silver or whatever anniversary: all very nice but quite pointless.
Much better is to remember the total of what happened in 1953: there was a Coronation Thanksgiving Service in St Paul's Cathedral in London and another at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh. There were also a number of Thanksgivings staged at different churches as The Queen progressed around the world during the Commonwealth tour.
Somebody wrote about this on here when discussing the Crown of India and the suggestion of a separate coronation in Delhi. That idea was firmly vetoed for the same reason.
One can have as many celebrations in churches (importantly including St Paul's in London), mosques, synagogues, etc as one wants but to have duplicate coronations makes a nonsense of its meaning and purpose.
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