Take a looksee at my informative links to websites and media about the Anglican Communion, an international association of Anglican or Episcopal Christian churches associated with the Church of England.
The Church of England was a part of The Catholic Church or the Roman Catholic Church until 1534 when King Henry VIII separated the English Church from the Church in Rome.
The Anglican Communion consists of the Church of England and national and regional Anglican churches in full communion with the Church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury the principal primate. While the various churches share similar beliefs, practices of worship and church structure there is no single “Anglican Church” with universal authority as each national or regional church has full autonomy.
The word Anglican is derived from the Latin phrase ‘ecclesia anglicana’ that translates as English Church. Followers of Anglicanism are known as Anglicans.
Visit the Anglican Communion website.