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  Church of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion.
The Church of England traces its formal corporate history from the 597 Augustinian mission, stresses its continuity and identity with the primitive universal Western church, and notes the consolidation of its particular independent and national character in the post-Reformation events of Tudor England.
In Scotland, the Church of Scotland is recognised in law (Church of Scotland Act 1921) as the "national church", but since 1929 it has not been "established" in the same manner as the Church of England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_of_England   (1543 words)

 Women priests in the Anglican community
She was consecrated as bishop on 1990-JUN. The head of New Zealand's Anglicans at the time, Bishop Whakahuihui Vercoe, refused to attend her ordination.
She was later translated (elected bishop for a second time) as diocesan bishop in Edmonton, AB, becoming the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion to be translated.
2002: The Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. ordained Carol Joy Gallagher as suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Southern Virginia.
www.religioustolerance.org /femclrg3.htm   (2884 words)

 Church of England, Anglican Church
The Church of England is the established church in England.
The Church of England is identified by adherence to the threefold ministry of bishops, priests, and deacons and by a common order of worship found in the Book of Common Prayer.
The established status of the Church of England means that all episcopal appointments are made by the crown, and all revisions of the liturgy must be approved by Parliament.
www.mb-soft.com /believe/txn/england.htm   (409 words)

In the conception of the Church as a body governed and directed by Christ as the head, far more is contained than the familiar analogy between a ruler and his subjects on the one hand, and the head guiding and coordinating the activities of the several members on the other.
Besides bishops, in countries where the ecclesiastical system is fully developed, those of the lower clergy who are parish priests, in the proper sense of the term, have ordinary jurisdiction within their own parishes.
The essential necessity of this condition is apparent from the fact that the Church is the kingdom of truth, the society of those who accept the revelation of the Son of God.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03744a.htm   (17842 words)

 Lutherans, Anabaptists, Calvinists, Church of England, Presbyterians, Puritans, Congregationalists, Episcopalians, ...
The bishop, or pastor (presbyter/priest) authorized by the bishop, is the minister of ordination.
The "Anglican Church" regards itself derived not from Reformation influences but from the renunciation of Papal jurisdiction by King Henry VIII in 1534: With the "Act of Supremacy", the King was declared the supreme head of the English Church, with fullness of authority and jurisdiction.
under James VI and Elizabeth the church was reformed, with respect to such matters as Scripture as the rule of faith, the sacraments, the nature of the Mass, and the constitution of the hierarchy.
religion-cults.com /Christianity/Protestant/P-Denominations-1.htm   (3311 words)

 Finding the New Testament Church
Individuals in the Church sought to lead her off the path the Apostles had established, and they had to be dealt with along with the errors they invented.
Ignatius of Antioch, consecrated bishop by A.D. 70 in the church from which Paul and Barnabas had been sent out, writes just after the turn of the century that bishops appointed by the Apostles, surrounded by their presbyters, were everywhere in the Church.
And this One Church was the Orthodox Church.
www.protomartyr.org /finding.html   (4965 words)

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Protestants generally regarded the Roman Church as the root of all evil although in England by the Seventeenth century, the Protestant Church itself was as full of hypocrisy as the Roman Church was of superstition; both were filled with corruption and each went to war against the other.
Certain free-thinking men in England and in Europe perceived that it was not just the Roman Church but Christianity itself which was responsible for all the wars, corruption and inequality which had besieged Europe for the past several hundred years.
Churches were closed, bibles publicly burned and within three short years the country had moved from Catholicism to atheism to paganism.
www.textfiles.com /occult/FREEMASONRY/fremas06.txt   (3730 words)

At first the bishop seems to have been seised of these endowments, as also of the tithes and of the general contributions for ecclesiastical purposes known as "Church-shot", but soon the parish priest himself acquired, along with fixity of tenure, the administration of these emoluments.
It is quite possible that the general prevalence in England of lay patrons with the right to present to benefices is to be traced to the fact that the parish church in so many cases originated in the private oratory of the lord of the township.
The same desire to obtain the prayers of the living for the souls of the departed is manifested alike in the wording of the land charters and in the earliest stone monuments.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01505a.htm   (5846 words)

 A Time Line of Church History
The churches of Rome and Constantinople were often separated for long periods of time already between the fourth and the ninth centuries.
Whatever the issue and whoever was at fault, it is clear that, underneath the debate on a concrete theological or disciplinary problem, there was a developing difference on the repective authority of the "apostolic see" of Rome on the one side, and on the other, the idea of a conciliar consensus prevailing in the East.
The Orthodox Church and her history is described herein, from Pentecost to the present day.
saintignatiuschurch.org /timeline.html   (897 words)

 Church Society: An Open Letter to the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Church of England is currently being torn apart by division caused by departure from Biblical teaching and historic Christian practice.
Because Archbishops and Bishops have such a high profile in the nation, we would ask you, in your public utterances and actions, to display an unmistakable loyalty to the Scriptures, the Creeds, and the Historic Formularies of our Church, and to make the preaching of the gospel your chief priority.
This list is pinged by sionnsar and newheart.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/religion/1412021/posts   (650 words)

 The Parish of St. Columba - Anglican Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Our branch of the Catholic Church is as old as the Roman Catholic branch and nearly as old as the eastern catholic, or Orthodox branch of the universal Church.
Historic documents list three Anglican bishops as in attendance at the Council of Nicea in 325.
Our jurisdiction was formed in 1977 by Anglican bishops, clergy, and faithful to preserve traditional Anglo-Catholic doctrine and forms of worship in the face of rampant changes in liturgy, morality, and Order, by liberals within the Church, which threatened the historic Apostolic Succession.
www.desertanglican.org /scac/anglican_christianity   (345 words)

 VirtueOnline-News - News - ENGLAND: Eight Church of England Bishops vote for gay 'marriage'
The Bill will now pass into the law with the support of the majority of the Bishops of the Church of England who were present at the debate in the House of Lords against the will of only two bishops, Chester and Southwell.
The Church of England official spokesman said that clergy were free “to pray for anyone in a private and pastoral situation”.
The Bishops who voted in favour of civil partnerships were the Bishops of Chelmsford, Manchester, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, St Albans, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and Truro.
www.virtueonline.org /portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1716   (932 words)

 H-Net Review: John Smail on The Church of England in Industrialising Society: The Lancashire Parish of Whalley in the ...
The third and fourth chapters examine, respectively, the church's role in philanthropy, both poor relief and education, and its ability to regulate morality by means of the church courts.
As compared to earlier centuries, when the church played a major role as the institution through which wealthy parishioners sought to make provision for their less fortunate neighbors, the eighteenth-century church attracted very little in the way of new benefactions and was not an efficient manager of those it had inherited.
Although apologists for the church claim that pluralism was a reasonable response to the miserable state of church livings, Snape's analysis shows that in fact pluralism had been less common in the seventeenth century when livings were poorer, and that, moreover, the practice tended to benefit those already in possession of decent incomes.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=201431098071242   (989 words)

 Church of England's controversial new leader | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Murder is no longer on the menu, of course, but the process of choosing the next leader of the Anglican Church – and the choice itself announced yesterday – are the same volatile mix of high politics, low intrigue, and spiritual longing.
The Church of England is perhaps unique in having its spiritual leader chosen by the head of the secular government.
Bishop Mark Santer of Birmingham said the church should "secure a position that is not so mixed up with the power of the crown" and give up its seats in the House of Lords – including his own.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0724/p08s01-woeu.html   (1162 words)

 Welcome to Church Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Church Society exists to keep the Church of England as a Reformed national Church.
The Society is strongly committed to the supreme and final authority of the Bible as God's Word written.
We are able to continue our work through the labours and support from our members and supporting churches.
www.churchsociety.org   (71 words)

 The Church Commissioners Today | Church of England
The Church Commissioners were formed in 1948 by joining together two bodies - Queen Anne's Bounty and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
Their role is to manage the Church's historic assets, today invested in stock market shares and property, to produce money to support the Church's ministry.
The Church Commissioners are accountable to the General Synod and to Parliament.
www.cofe.anglican.org /about/churchcommissioners   (495 words)

On page 139 he states correctly: "God hold the church and every branch of it, responsible for its opinions and actions in accordance with the best light, which, in His providence, is afforded them.
Fidelity to God, and to the souls of men, require that the church, which is the light of the world, should speak out, and should take such actions as will plainly reveal her views of the compatibility or incompatibility of Freemasonry with the Christian religion.
God does not allow individuals, or churches, (or pastors), to withhold action, and the expression of the opinion, until other churches are as enlightened as themselves.
www.members.tripod.com /~uforelie/mason.html   (8962 words)

This isolation in practice of the sacrament of holy orders outside the larger context of the Church and its life and belief is a notion utterly foreign to the Orthodox and to Roman Catholics.
When I was last in England (nearly 10 years ago!), in the architecturally well-preserved medieval city of York, I found there was an old stone parish church literally nearly on every block.
An historic church from the late 1800s, newly restored and reopened and no longer in the Church of England, which may be why the religion here appears to be in good shape.
home.att.net /~sergei592/Anglo.htm   (1542 words)

 Episcopal Church Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The primary purpose of this home page is to serve as a repository for information relevant to the Episcopal Church, and secondarily, information for other provinces of the Anglican Communion.
The Church of the Province of Southern Africa
So instead, I am listing only ecumenical organizations of which the Episcopal Church is a part, and churches that have existing ecumenical relationships with the Episcopal Church.
www.mit.edu /~tb/anglican/anglican.html   (458 words)

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