Church of England


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Church of England

n.
The national church of England, established in 1534 by Henry VIII's rejection of papal authority. The Church of England retains a liturgy and episcopal structure adapted from those of the Roman Catholic Church.

Church of England

n
(Anglicanism) the reformed established state Church in England, Catholic in order and basic doctrine, with the Sovereign as its temporal head

Church′ of Eng′land


n.
the established church in England, Catholic in faith and order, but incorporating many principles of the Protestant Reformation and independent of the papacy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs)Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
Evening Prayer, evensong - (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
Protestant Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church - United States church that is in communication with the see of Canterbury
Church of Ireland - autonomous branch of the Church of England in Ireland
Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church of Scotland - an autonomous branch of the Anglican Communion in Scotland
Protestant denomination - group of Protestant congregations
Anglican Catholic - a member of the Anglican Church who emphasizes its Catholic character
archdeacon - (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
Anglican - a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
sidesman - (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
vicar - (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish
Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, January 1 - (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
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Church of England

n the Church of Englandla Chiesa anglicana
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as those persons were called who thought it sinful to practise certain religious forms and ceremonies of the Church of England.
When I mention religion, I mean the Christian religion; and not only the Christian religion, but the Protestant religion; and not only the Protestant religion, but the Church of England.
He was accustomed to say that Papists required an epithet, they were Roman Catholic; but the Church of England was Catholic in the best, the fullest, and the noblest sense of the term.
Naseby defending the Church of England in a volley of oaths, or supporting ascetic morals with an enthusiasm not entirely innocent of port wine.
It was Bennett, the Church of England Chaplain of the regiment, limping in dusty black.
My mind, however, is now made up on the subject, for having received ordination at Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her Ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England.
Concluding the Marriage Service of the Church of England in those well-known words, my uncle Starkweather shut up his book, and looked at me across the altar rails with a hearty expression of interest on his broad, red face.
My late lamented sister was the daughter of a clergyman of the Church of England.
I see that your principles are those of the Church of England.
clergyman of the Church of England saw three near Colchester as lately
The original grounds of their separation from the Church of England were not objects of a magnitude to dissolve the bonds of communion, much less those of charity, between Christian brethren of the same essential principles.
I had now lost my power of saying No, and, to cut the story short, I consented to be married; but to be the more private, we were carried farther into the country, and married by a Romish clergyman, who I was assured would marry us as effectually as a Church of England parson.

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