Low Church


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Low Church

n
(Anglicanism) the school of thought in the Church of England stressing evangelical beliefs and practices. Compare Broad Church, High Church
adj
(Anglicanism) of or relating to this school
ˌLow-ˈChurchman n
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Low′ Church′


adj.
pertaining to the view or practice in the Anglican Church that emphasizes evangelicalism over the sacraments, church rituals, and church authority. Compare High Church, Broad Church.
[1695–1705]
Low′ Church′man, n.
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References in classic literature ?
At the same time, he hugged his shuddering body in both his arms - clasping himself, as if to hold himself together - and limped towards the low church wall.
When he came to the low church wall, he got over it, like a man whose legs were numbed and stiff, and then turned round to look for me.
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.
"Yes--that he is--the earnestest man in all Wessex, they say--the last of the old Low Church sort, they tell me--for all about here be what they call High.
Osborne Todd on his cards and became a man of decided fashion), while Miss Osborne had accompanied Miss Maria Todd to the font, and gave her protegee a prayer-book, a collection of tracts, a volume of very low church poetry, or some such memento of her goodness every year.
While Bellon chose to focus on the theme of virtue and vice, this theme was only one view of a kaleidoscope of collateral and continually changing controversies: Erastianism versus Establishmentarianism; Science versus Religion; Evangelicals versus Latitudinarians; High Church versus Low Church; Protestant versus Catholic; Tory versus Whig, etc.
Neil Jackson, 48, of Low Church Wynd, Yarm, given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay PS100 in total costs for possession of cannabis.
High Church, Low Church, good preacher, good music, comfortable pews?
The British dissenting tradition, embracing a multitude of Nonconformist denominations and sects of nearly endless variety, along with a "low church" strain of Anglicanism, is manifest across the spectrum of his writings in a veritable potpourri of allusions.
There is the low church, with an emphasis on the protestant.
In it he wrote that the term 'high church' was a description of the Church of England whilst the term, 'low church', was a description of the Church of Scotland.