Definition of High Church in English:
noun[treated as singular or plural]
A tradition within the Anglican Church emphasizing ritual, priestly authority, sacraments, and historical continuity with Catholic Christianity.
- The audience ranged from High Church Anglo-Catholics to low church Evangelical Anglicans.
- The ‘Authorized Version’ arose out of a conference at Hampton Court, convened by James I in 1604, between the High Church and Low Church parties.
- Nor was Newman a liberal, rather a High Church Anglican who converted to Catholicism.
- High Churchman noun
- Example sentences
- Nevertheless, many evangelicals and High Churchmen still clung to the literal view of Genesis because it was exegetically the soundest interpretation.
- Anglican High Churchmen referred - sometimes enviously - to the relative autonomy of non-established Scottish episcopalianism.
- This state interference in the Anglican Church was denounced as ‘national apostasy’ by High Churchmen in England.
Definition of High Church in:
- US English dictionary
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