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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They were sometimes called Separatists because they separated themselves from the church of England, sometimes Brownists after the name of one of their eminent ministers.
The money belonging to the Church of England belonged to God and to the people of England, and ought to be used for the good of the people, and not be sent abroad to the Pope.
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. And when I mention honour, I mean that mode of Divine grace which is not only consistent with, but dependent upon, this religion; and is consistent with and dependent upon no other.
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.
'Yonder comes a priest.' It was Bennett, the Church of England Chaplain of the regiment, limping in dusty black.
Imagine the descent of one of the oldest families in England inviting an adventuress in a Refuge to honor a clergyman of the Church of England by becoming his wife!
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.
"There are clergymen in the Church of England who are even clever enough to fry potatoes," Mirabel announced--"and I am one of them.
My late lamented sister was the daughter of a clergyman of the Church of England. I need hardly remind you that, as such, she was a born lady.
"I see that your principles are those of the Church of England. You allow the students the right of private judgment on condition that they arrive at the same conclusions as you.
The fairies are now believed by naturalist to be extinct, though a clergyman of the Church of England saw three near Colchester as lately as 1855, while passing through a park after dining with the lord of the manor.

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