Essay on The Anglican Communion Church

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Anglicanism is a denomination within Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or have similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures. Anglicans base their faith on the Bible, traditions of the apostolic the concept of apostolic succession, and writings of the Church Fathers. Anglicanism forms one of the branches of Western Christianity, having fully declared its independence from the Holy See at the time of the Elizabethan Religious Settlement. (Sentamu, 2012) The Anglican Church of Southern Africa is the province of the Anglican Communion in the southern part of Africa. This diocese is made up of both “low” and “high” churches. The former referring to parishes that do not follow a strict liturgical structure in their services, whilst the latter, also known as Anglo-Catholic churches, are usually more old-fashioned in their worship style and share many doctrinal beliefs with the Roman Catholic Church. (McCulloch, 1994)
The titles “Anglo-Catholic” and “Anglican Catholic”, are labels associated with Christians, beliefs, and practices within Anglicanism which emphasise their Roman Catholic heritage and identity of some Anglican churches. A “Catholic Revival” was started in 1833 at the University of Oxford by some Anglican clergy. There are even certain groups of Anglo-Catholics, often referred to as Anglo-Papalists, which view themselves under the Holy See, even though they are not in any form of formal communion…