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The Church of England

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Transcript of The Church of England

Membership
History
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England
Considers itself within the tradition of Western Christianity
Dates its formal establishment from the mission to England by Saint Augustine of Canterbury in AD 597/under authority of the Pope
The Church of England separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534
The pope's authority was rejected after the accession of Queen Elizabeth I when the Act of Supremacy of 1558 was passed.
Structure
Parish is the most local level, often consisting of one church building and community
Deanery consists of a number of parishes in a particular district
Archdeaconry is the area under the jurisdiction of an archdeacon. It consists of a number of deaneries
The Diocese
The Province is the area under the jurisdiction of he Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Primacy
Royal Peculiar is a small number of churches more closely associated with the Crown
The Church of England
Doctrine and practice
Worship and Liturgy
The Church of England's official book of liturgy as established in English Law is the Book of Common Prayer
The liturgies are organized according to the traditional liturgical year and the calendar of saints.
The sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist are generally thought necessary to salvation
Traditional Choral evensong is used at most cathedrals
During the 18th century, the clergy introduced their own styles of worship with poetic hymns
Anglicans tend to practice open communion and do not re-confirm or re-ordain Roman Catholic converts, because they recognize Roman Orders as valid.
Due to its status as the established church, in general, anyone may be married, have their children baptized or their funeral in their local parish church, regardless of whether they are baptized or regular churchgoers.

18,000 active ordained clergy and 10,000 licensed lay ministers
Official figures from 2005 show there are 25 million baptized Anglicans in England and Wales
In 2009 266 women and 298 men were ordained
In 2011 1.7 million people attended at least one of its services each month
There are very few differences between TCE and the Catholic church
The differences flow from one central issue: who is in authority
The Roman Catholic Church places all power with the Pope
The churches of the Anglican Communion have sought to disperse that absolute authority among several places
The laity have real power at all levels of the Anglican churches
The British monarch has the constitutional title of Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The church is structured:
Sources
http://anglicansonline.org
http://www.calledtocommunion.com/2009/07/branches-or-schisms/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_England
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