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Anglican and Episcopal Churches
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This category documents the locations of active and former Anglican and Episcopal Church buildings.
Expanded Description:
"Many people are quite confused over the differences and similarities between Anglicans (also called Episcopalians in the US and elsewhere) and Roman Catholics. Here is a very short, succinct explanation!


In order to really get this, you first have to know a bit about the history behind the church. In the sixth century the Catholic Church arrived in England through missionaries from Rome and Ireland. This church grew and spread and was an integral part of the wider Catholic ("universal") Church communion. In the sixteenth century during the Reformation, the church in England declared itself independent from Rome under Henry VIII and then in 1570 Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I. The church in England then became "The Church of England," an entirely separate church from Rome, and later was referred to simply as the "Anglican Church" (from the word "Anglo").

Anglicans settled in many countries throughout the world and were among the first to settle in North America. However, when the Revolutionary War occurred in North America, the U.S. declared its independence from England and American Anglicans quickly changed their name to "Episcopalians" in order to avoid persecution and obvious ties to England. "Episcopal" simply means "to have bishops" but Episcopalians remained and still are Anglicans today.

Today the Anglican Communion consists of churches on every continent. In order to be a member of the Anglican Communion, a Church must be in communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury, England. There are currently many Anglicans in countries where the British established colonies and focused missionary efforts including Africa (particularly the Sudan and Nigeria), India, and China, but Anglicans can be found in every country today. Anglicanism is the third largest Christian religious body in the world."

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This category documents the locations for active and former Anglican and Episcopal Church buildings. African Methodist Episcopal Churches [AME] are a form of Methodism and not accepted in this category. AME Churches can be posted in Methodist Churches.

Instructions for Posting a Anglican and Episcopal Churches Waymark:
Coordinates must be taken from an accessible location on the outdoor property of the Anglican or Episcopal Church with a GPS receiver.

At least two original photographs are required: (1) an image of the Church building; and (2) a clear image of the sign so the words on the sign are legible. Additional photographs are welcome! Please try to keep your GPSr out of the photo.

The Church must be Anglican or Episcopalian in Denomination. Churches that belong to The Episcopal Church or one of the TEC denominations will be accepted into this category. The Church must have its own building for worship and is not sharing the site with another purpose, such as a school auditorium or cultural center that otherwise has no affiliation with Anglican or Episcopal congregations. Structures known as "Storefront Churches" are accepted into this category.

Please provide as much information as possible. A multiple-sentence paragraph unique from the Short Description is required in the Long Description area of the waymark. Please refrain from including the physical address of the structure.

Crediting Sources: If you take information word-for-word from any source and include it in your Long Description, the Source of the copied text should be referenced at the end of the copied information.

Buildings that are no longer active Anglican or Episcopal Churches must have photographic or documented support for the existence of having been an Anglican or Episcopal Church. This "proof" can exist in the form of a marker, plaque, tablet, or website. If a sign no longer exists for a former Anglican or Episcopal Church, the documented proof of its former activity will override the requirement for an image of the church sign.

Please name your waymark in the following format:
Name – City, State/Province/Territory (if applicable), Country
For example:
St. Luke’s Church – Smithfield, VA, USA

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. However, if the waymark is written in a language other than English, an English translation is required. The English translation does not need to be perfect, just clear enough for the Officers and other viewers to understand what the waymark is about. And, as always, please cite your sources. Thank you!

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Take a picture of the Church. Please try to keep your GPSr out of the photo.
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