Low Church


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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Low Church


the school of thought in the Church of England stressing evangelical beliefs and practicesCompare Broad Church, High Church

adjective Low-Church

of or relating to this school

Derived forms of Low Church

Low-Churchman, noun
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