Definition of the Church in Wales from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Church in Wales

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the Welsh branch of the Anglican Church and part of the Anglican Communion. It became the main Welsh Church in the 16th century, although in the 18th and 19th centuries the majority of people in Wales left it and joined Nonconformist Churches such as the Baptists and the Methodists. The Church in Wales is now a 'disestablished' church, i.e. the British king or queen is no longer its Supreme Governor and it has no connections with the British State.