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What is a Continuing Anglican Church?

Continuing Anglican churches were formed by clergy and lay people who left churches belonging to the Anglican Communion. The Continuing Anglican churches believe those churches have been compromised by adopting secular cultural standards and liberal approaches to theology.

Is the Anglican Province of America part of the Anglican Communion?

The Anglican Church in America (ACA) is a Continuing Anglican church body and the United States branch of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC). The ACA, which is separate from The Episcopal Church, is not a member of the Anglican Communion. It comprises five dioceses and around 5,200 members.

What is the American version of the Anglican Church?

After the American Revolution, the Anglican Church became an independent organization in the United States and called itself the Protestant Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church, USA, is the official organization of the Anglican Communion in the United States.

What denominations are considered Anglican?

The 38 churches in the Anglican Communion include the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church in Wales, and the Church of Ireland. Anglican churches are primarily located in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Canada, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

How many denominations does Anglican have?

Where did the Continuing Anglican Church come from?

The Continuing Anglican movement originated in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and the Anglican Church of Canada. Related churches in other countries were founded later.

Is the Anglican Church the same as the Episcopal Church?

Although the term Anglican refers also to those churches in communion with the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury, many Continuing churches, particularly those in the United States, use the term Anglican to differentiate themselves from the Episcopal Church which they consider to be heterodox.

Is the Anglican Church part of the Anglican Communion?

The Continuing Anglican movement, also known as the Anglican Continuum, encompasses a number of Christian churches, principally based in North America, which have an Anglican identity and tradition but are not part of the Anglican Communion.

Is the Congress of St Louis a Continuing Anglican Church?

Many church bodies of more recent origin have referred to themselves as “Continuing Anglican” although they have no connection to the Congress of St. Louis and do not adhere to all of its principles.