the Church of England

noun phrase

: the official state church in England

Examples of the Church of England in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Cressy describes, Alexander Ross, a minister of the Church of England, had plenty to say. Amelia Soth, JSTOR Daily, 27 June 2024 Writing in the eighteenth century, Smith compared energetic and often sensationalist Methodist preachers with the more reserved and cerebral parsons of the Church of England. Shadi Hamid, Foreign Affairs, 18 June 2024 In the specific case of the Church of England, it has been pointed out that, as well as profiting from the slave trade, the Church played a vital role in ending it. The Week Uk, theweek, 28 Apr. 2024 As a result, there are few doctrinal differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England (known as the Episcopal Church in the United States), easing the task of reconciliation. Victor Gaetan, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2013 But the knowledge diminished in popularity after the Church of England split from the Catholic Church during the English Reformation. Bridget Retzloff, The Conversation, 20 May 2024 As the most senior bishop in the Church of England, Welby led the ceremony at Westminster Abbey last spring where King Charles and Queen Camilla were symbolically crowned and did the honors of placing the crowns on their heads. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 14 May 2024 For decades the Easter appearance in Windsor has been an annual tradition, as the ruling monarch of the United Kingdom is also the supreme governor of the Church of England. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 29 Mar. 2024 The ceremony that was once entirely the domain of the Church of England will feature Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh leaders all presenting Charles with their own symbolic offerings. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 5 May 2023

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“The Church of England.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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