Strong partiality to the principles and rites of the Church of England.
The principles of the established church of England; also, in a restricted sense, the doctrines held by the high-church party.
Attachment to England or English institutions.
The Church of England, a reformed and world-wide Christian group, dates from the late sixteenth century. It is a bridge between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
The beliefs and organization of the Church of England and the national churches that together form the Anglican Communion. The Communion includes the Episcopal Church in the U.S. and the Anglican Church of Canada. The denomination is theologically diverse, having members whose beliefs range from Fundamentalism to liberal Christianity. The Communion is coordinated by the Lambeth Conference which meets once every decade.
the faith and doctrine and practice of the Anglican Church
The system of doctrine, and approach to polity of Christians in communion with the See of Canterbury.
The term Anglican (from Medieval Latin ecclesia anglicana, meaning 'the English Church') is used to describe the people, institutions and churches as well as the liturgical traditions and theological concepts developed by the established Church of England, the Anglican Communion. Though disputed by the Anglican Communion, the term is also claimed by followers of the Continuing Anglican Churches (a loosely affiliated group of independent churches which have seceded from the Anglican Communion as a result of doctrinal and liturgical differences within its various provinces). (The Episcopal Church in the United States of America and the Scottish Episcopal Church are members of the Anglican Communion, but do not use the term Anglican in their names).