High Church

High Church

noun (sometimes lowercase)
(in the Anglican church) emphasizing the Catholic tradition, especially in adherence to sacraments, rituals, and obedience to church authority.
Compare Anglo-Catholic.


Origin:
1695–1705

High Churchman, noun
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High Church
 
n
1.  Broad Church Compare Low Church the party or movement within the Church of England stressing continuity with Catholic Christendom, the authority of bishops, and the importance of sacraments, rituals, and ceremonies
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this party or movement
 
'High-'Churchman
 
n

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