Broad Church


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Broad Church

n
1. (Anglicanism) a party within the Church of England which favours a broad and liberal interpretation of Anglican formularies and rubrics and objects to positive definition in theology. Compare High Church, Low Church
2. (Anglicanism) (usually not capitals) a group or movement which embraces a wide and varied number of views, approaches, and opinions
adj
(Anglicanism) of or relating to this party in the Church of England

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adj.
pertaining or belonging to a party in the Anglican Church emphasizing a liberal interpretation of ritual.
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He told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "I think what I say to all my colleagues is the Conservative family - left, right and centre, because we're a broad church - needs to come together in a spirit of mutual respect, there are differences in any broad church, and look at what the bigger picture is showing.
In contrast, the Liberal Party is a broad church and we allow all of our members to speak their minds, in a respectful and measured way.
that he's going to lead a broad church that is tolerant.
TONY BLAIR ruled out a move to deselect serial rebel Jeremy Corbyn because he believed the party was a broad church that should tolerate different opinions, according to a former chief whip.
The difference between ourselves and the Tory party is we are an extremely broad church and rightly so.
The multi-volume anthology of current Irish poetry continues with selections of poems in English or with English translation by five very different poets, all bearing witness to different strengths of the Irish tradition and forming a broad church of divergent styles and interests, says Wheatley.
In order to win, rather than achieve glorious failure, Labour need to be a broad church who welcome both new converts and old believers.
The Labour Party can only win when it is a broad church, covering from the left to the centre in British politics under our electoral system.
With credible policies which reach across our valued broad church of socialist values and beliefs, we feel that he can give the country a Labour Government.
Festival co-director Mark Makin says: "The festival has always been a pretty broad church in terms of what we think constitutes comedy and it's really that breadth that has allowed us to grow the festival line-up over the last couple of years.
I do hope that the broad church that is the Labour party can give their overwhelming support for their new leader.
However, within the broad church of consensus, there are some differences of opinion about what the perfect health system might look like, and very different, sometimes opposing, views on how to get there.