Definition of High Church adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


High Church

BrE BrE//ˌhaɪ ˈtʃɜːtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪ ˈtʃɜːrtʃ//
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connected with the part of the Anglican Church that is most similar to the Roman Catholic Church in its beliefs and practices Culture High Church is the tradition within the Church of England that has the closest links with the Roman Catholic Church. High Church ceremonies are similar to Catholic ones in the emphasis they place on the Virgin Mary, the burning of incense, etc.