The Church Of England

The Church of England is the established church of England. The archbishop of Canterbury is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor. The Church of England is also the mother church of the international Anglican Communion.

Trouble In paradise

Some describe the Anglican Church of England as having a rule for life rather than a fixed membership. It offers a robust yet honourable set of demands on those who wish to join. But the rule also has a loophole through which Anglicans, or those who claim to be Anglicans, can, on pain of defrocking, join another Christian church. This has led some to denounce the Church as a cult.

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