Letter: Sir Cliff's hit

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I can understand the uproar at Sir Cliff Richard's "Millennium Prayer" coming out top of the pops ("Stop Sir Cliff inflicting more damage on society", 7 December). The objection isn't really to Sir Cliff but to the Lord's Prayer.

Despite the muddle over the dating of Christ's birth, the Millennium is basically a Christian celebration, although the majority of people see it as a secular event.

Thousands of Christians like myself were delighted to have the Lord's Prayer to another setting at this time. I myself went straight out to a music shop in Oxford and ordered it for our parish charity fair. As it happens, I am not a fan of Sir Cliff myself.


Witney, Oxfordshire