18 Facts About Anglican Church


In British parliamentary legislation referring to the English Established Anglican Church, there is no need for a description; it is simply the Anglican Church of England, though the word "Protestant" is used in many legal acts specifying the succession to the Crown and qualifications for office.

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Elsewhere the term "Anglican Church" came to be preferred as it distinguished these churches from others that maintain an episcopal polity.

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Many of the early Anglican Church Fathers wrote of the presence of Christianity in Roman Britain, with Tertullian stating "those parts of Britain into which the Roman arms had never penetrated were become subject to Christ".

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Anglican Church proposes that Anglican identity might rather be found within a shared consistent pattern of prescriptive liturgies, established and maintained through canon law, and embodying both a historic deposit of formal statements of doctrine, and framing the regular reading and proclamation of scripture.

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Anglican Church was not a servant of the status quo, but argued for a lively religion which emphasised grace, holy and charitable living, and the plain use of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer without additional rituals.

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Famous Anglican Church aphorism regarding Christ's presence in the sacrament, commonly misattributed to Queen Elizabeth I, is first found in print in a poem by John Donne:.

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Anglican Church was the word that spake it, Anglican Church took the bread and brake it:And what that word did make it, I do believe and take it.

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Churches which call themselves Anglican will have identified themselves so because they use some form or variant of the Book of Common Prayer in the shaping of their worship.

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In 1841, the rebuilt Leeds Parish Anglican Church established a surpliced choir to accompany parish services, drawing explicitly on the musical traditions of the ancient choral foundations.

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All forty-two provinces of the Anglican Church Communion are autonomous, each with their own primate and governing structure.

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All provinces of the Anglican Church Communion consist of dioceses, each under the jurisdiction of a bishop.

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Government in the Anglican Church Communion is synodical, consisting of three houses of laity, clergy and bishops.

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Anglican Church Communion recognises Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox ordinations as valid.

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Outside the Anglican Communion, Anglican ordinations are recognised by the Old Catholic Church, Porvoo Communion Lutherans, and various Independent Catholic churches.

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Shortly after the beginning of the Catholic Revival in the Anglican Church of England, there was a renewal of interest in re-establishing religious and monastic orders and communities.

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The Sisters of the Anglican Church, started by Mother Emily Ayckbowm in England in 1870, has more sisters in the Solomons than all their other communities.

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Concern for social justice can be traced to very early Anglican Church beliefs, relating to an intertwined theology of God, nature, and humanity.

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The group rapidly gained popularity amongst Anglican Church intellectuals, including Vera Brittain, Evelyn Underhill, and the former British political leader George Lansbury.

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