Skip to Main Content

Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

Anglican Church Overview

The Anglican Church was created in a split from the Roman Catholic Church in England during the reign of Henry VIII.  The Church of England became the state religion of England and immigrants from there brought the religion to the American colonies.  The Anglican Church split from the Church of England during the Revolutionary War.

The issue of apostolic succession is very important to the Anglican denominations.  The ordination of a bishop requires three current bishops to be present to consecrate a new bishop.

Not all Anglican denominations are country-based.  Some Anglican provinces in the United States are under the care of bishops in other countries.

Featured books:


All quotations are taken from the denomination's website unless otherwise noted.