Friday, November 12, 2010

Holy Days and Fasting Days

There are a large number of web pages stating that the Holy Days and Fasting Days Act of 1551, which makes church attendance on Christmas Day compulsory, is still in force. James Paice MP is one of the authors.

I'm sorry to spoil the fun, but the Act was actually repealed by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Holy Days and Fasting Days Act of 1551 was repealed – so far as it was otherwise unrepealed - by section 1 and the Schedule of the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969. But section 1 and the Schedule of the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 were repealed by the Statute Law Repeals) Act 1998 so if the provisions repealing the Holy Days and Fasting Days Act of 1551 are repealed presumably the Act still exists?

Jane said...

I think that's a question to which the answer is no.