The Hampton Court
Conference was a meeting of the religious leaders in England
called by King James I
in 1604. The main purpose of the meeting was to settle disputes between the bishops and the newly formed reformist movement, the Puritans
. Most of the disputes centered around matters of ceremony and discipline in the Church of England
The conference lasted three days and brought about some minor changes to the Common Book of Prayer. It failed to bring about some of the major changes that the Puritans were seeking.
The little known legacy of the conference was its call for the official translation of the Bible to be used in all churches. The translation later resulted in the King James Bible which appeared in 1611.