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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 Episcopal Church in the U.S. split from the Church of England during the Revolutionary War. Anglican denominations tend to stem from countries tied to England, Wales and Europe. Episcopal denominations tend to be based in the Americas and Asia. Together, the Anglican and Episcopal churches comprise the largest Protestant group in the world. Not all Anglican denominations are country-based, however. Some Anglican provinces in the United States are under the care of bishops in other countries.

Anglicans and Episcopalians: There are many sources that explain the similarities and differences between the two denominations. Click here for a concise breakdown of the denominations.

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