Low Church

  1. pertaining to the view or practice in the Anglican Church that emphasizes evangelicalism and lays little stress on the sacraments, church rituals, and church authority.

Origin of Low Church

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Historical Examples of low church

  • I should have supposed that you would think that vulgar, and Low-Church, and Evangelical.

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • When you keep a Low-Church Curate, you never can tell what he may say.

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • He was a theologian of the Low-Church school and was greatly esteemed by all of his colleagues.

    As I Remember

    Marian Gouverneur

  • Betsy held most Low-Church views, by nature being a Dissenter.


    R. D. Blackmore

  • The leaders of the Low-Church and Whig party were quite aware of this.

British Dictionary definitions for low church

Low Church

  1. the school of thought in the Church of England stressing evangelical beliefs and practicesCompare Broad Church, High Church
adjective Low-Church
  1. of or relating to this school
Derived FormsLow-Churchman, noun
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