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Encyclopedia > Established church

In English history, the Established Church is the Church of England, the church which is established by the Government, supported by it, and of which the monarch is the titular head; until 1920 it also held the same position in Wales. The Church of Ireland had the same position in Ireland prior to 1869. The Church of Scotland is the Established Church in Scotland but is independent of parliament rather than being subject to it. A strong push was made by liberals and dissenters for disestablishment in England in the late 19th Century as well; although unsuccessful, the issue has never entirely gone away.


In a more general sense, the Established Church is the church officially sanctioned and supported by the government of a country, for example the Lutheran Church in the case of Sweden or the Roman Catholic Church in the case of Argentina.


See also: state religion


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Church of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1543 words)
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion.
The Church of England traces its formal corporate history from the 597 Augustinian mission, stresses its continuity and identity with the primitive universal Western church, and notes the consolidation of its particular independent and national character in the post-Reformation events of Tudor England.
In Scotland, the Church of Scotland is recognised in law (Church of Scotland Act 1921) as the "national church", but since 1929 it has not been "established" in the same manner as the Church of England.
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