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High Church

n
(Anglicanism) the party or movement within the Church of England stressing continuity with Catholic Christendom, the authority of bishops, and the importance of sacraments, rituals, and ceremonies. Compare Broad Church, Low Church
adj
(Anglicanism) of or relating to this party or movement
ˈHigh-ˈChurchman n

High′ Church′


adj.
(in the Anglican church) emphasizing the Catholic tradition, esp. in adherence to sacraments, rituals, and obedience to church authority.
[1695–1705]
High′ Church′man, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.High Church - a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)High Church - a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
References in classic literature ?
Whether he shall be put into the main road by constables, or by beadles, or by bell-ringing, or by force of figures, or by correct principles of taste, or by high church, or by low church, or by no church; whether he shall be set to splitting trusses of polemical straws with the crooked knife of his mind or whether he shall be put to stone-breaking instead.
The three remaining years of his life he spent in the little country parish of Bemerton, just outside of Salisbury, as a fervent High Church minister, or as he preferred to name himself, priest, in the strictest devotion to his professional duties and to the practices of an ascetic piety which to the usual American mind must seem about equally admirable and conventional.
I thought you were a lady-abbess five minutes ago, and respected you accordingly; and now I see you are a sort of Swiss sibyl, with high Tory and high Church principles
As he trailed, Bert saw ahead of him one of the most attractive little towns in the world--a cluster of steep gables surmounted by a high church tower and diversified with trees, walled, and with a fine, large gateway opening out upon a tree-lined high road.
Alan Watts's engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans.
The sweep of the hill up Storie Street ends with what is now Oakshaw Trinity Church, but was previously the High Church.
Services at St German's are in the High Church Anglican tradition, a legacy from the great revival begun by the Oxford movement in the 1840s.
Federico Lombardi, President of the Joseph Ratzinger Foundation, gave a ceremonial welcoming speech and the ceremony was attended by a number of high church officials.
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The display at St Andrew's High Church was created by members of their craft group who spent nine months knitting and crocheting the wool flowers.
The High Church Revival in the Church of England: Arguments and Identities
Planned equipment includes a net bridge, a Skiddaw, a log walk, a two-bay cradle and team swing, a multi-play system including two climbing access points, a slide, a play panel and a seating area The play area will be situated in a garden to rear of 6 High Church Wynd and accessed by a pedestrian gateway from the existing beer garden.