Those Churches around the world, including the Episcopal Church, that are in communion with the Church of England and that hold the same faith, order and worship.
Consists of the Church of England and an organisation of churches in other countries that share its beliefs
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
The Anglican Communion is an inheritor of 2000 years of catholic and apostolic tradition dating from Christ himself, rooted in the Church of England. The Church of England, the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Australia, the Anglican Church of South Africa, and so on are autonomous components of the Anglican Communion. The Most Reverend Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, is the leader of the Anglican Communion. There are around 70,000,000 Anglicans world-wide, about half of whom are in Africa.
An assembly of churches throughout the world, including the Episcopal Church, that derived their origins from The Church of England and that are in communion with it.
Churches in communion with the See of Canterbury throughout the world.
The Churches that are in communion with the Church of England and that hold similar faith, order, and worship.
The Anglican Communion is a world-wide affiliation of Anglican Churches. There is no single "Anglican Church" with universal juridical authority, since each national or regional church has full autonomy. As the name suggests, the Anglican Communion is an association of these churches in full communion with the Church of England (which may be regarded as the "mother church" of the worldwide communion), and specifically with its primate, the Archbishop of Canterbury.