The Anglican Church, or Church of England, is governed by the Queen of England who oversees two archbishops, who in turn oversee the 108 bishops and their various dioceses around the world. These dioceses are subdivided into parishes, which are led by priests.Know More
The two archbishops of the Church of England are the archbishop of Canterbury and the archbishop of York. These two priests, along with 24 other high-ranking bishops, also have an important role in the English government through their involvement with Parliament. Each diocese also has an archdeacon, who is actually a priest placed in charge of the more social matters of the diocese.
Parishes are led by vicars or rectors, who are high-ranking priests within the religion. Those individuals may also have a curate, who is someone training to become a priest. In 1999, an archbishops' council was established to help the church govern itself. There are 19 members and seven directors of the archbishops council. There is also a general synod comprised of elected members of each diocese that meets twice each year in either London or New York. Members of the general synod are not required to be members of the clergy in order to be elected.Learn More
The New Testament of the Bible places great importance on assembly and sharing the Christian message. Church is important to a Christian so she can not only develop a relationship with God, but also with other Christians.Full Answer >
The Delaware Colony, under England, was first governed by the Duke of York and then considered a Proprietary Colony, which entails a certain governmental structure. The Duke of York era was from 1664 to 1682, and the Proprietary era was from 1681 to 1776.Full Answer >
Henry VIII changed the religion of England because the Catholic church would not grant him a divorce from Catherine of Aragon. When Pope Clement VII refused to grant a special dispensation to annul the marriage, Henry got the Archbishop of Canterbury to comply and declared himself head of the church.Full Answer >
To welcome people to a church program, greet the individuals at the door with a smile, handshake and welcoming phrase, such as "We are glad you could join us today." Church members can also welcome visitors with a small gift, prayer book and welcoming speech at the start of the service.Full Answer >