Anglican Province of Christ the King

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Anglican Province of Christ the King
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Classification Continuing Anglican
Orientation Anglo-Catholic
Polity Episcopal
Associations Inter-Communion with Anglican Catholic Church and United Episcopal Church of North America
Region United States
Founder Robert S. Morse
Origin 1977
St. Louis, Missouri
Separated from Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Congregations approximately 45
Members 8,000
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Continuing
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Background

Christianity · Western Christianity · English Reformation · Anglicanism · Controversy within The Episcopal Church (United States) · Book of Common Prayer · Congress of St. Louis · Affirmation of St. Louis · Bartonville Agreement · North American Anglican Conference

People

Albert A. Chambers · James Parker Dees · Charles D. D. Doren · Creighton Jones · William Millsaps · Stephen C. Reber · Peter D. Robinson · Peter Toon

Churches

Anglican Catholic Church
Anglican Catholic Church in Australia
Anglican Catholic Church of Canada
Anglican Church in America
Anglican Episcopal Church
Anglican Orthodox Church
Anglican Province of America
Anglican Province of Christ the King
Christian Episcopal Church
Church of England (Continuing)
Church of England in South Africa
Diocese of the Great Lakes
Diocese of the Holy Cross
Episcopal Missionary Church
Evangelical Connexion of the Free Church of England
Free Church of England
Holy Catholic Church—Western Rite
Orthodox Anglican Church
Orthodox Anglican Communion
Traditional Anglican Communion
United Episcopal Church of North America

The Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK) is a Continuing Anglican church with traditional forms both of doctrine and liturgy. It is considered one of the more Anglo-Catholic jurisdictions among Continuing Anglican church bodies.

History[edit]

At the founding of the Continuing Anglican movement in 1977 at the Congress of St. Louis, a proposed constitution for a new Anglican Church in North America was put before the four existing dioceses for ratification. The two which did ratify the constitution later adopted the name Anglican Catholic Church.[1][2] The two which did not ratify because of concerns that the role of the new church's bishops was overly narrow, elected to continue under the original name of the movement. One of these non-ratifying dioceses, the Diocese of the Southeastern States, dissolved within a short time leaving only the Diocese of Christ the King under its Bishop Ordinary, the Right Reverend Robert Morse of California.

On June 29, 2007, the Most Reverend James E. Provence was elected as successor to Archbishop Morse upon the latter's retirement as Archbishop of the Province. Morse continues as Provost of St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological Seminary which he was instrumental in founding in 1979.

Name[edit]

A new name, Province of Christ the King, was adopted as the church expanded to become a nationwide jurisdiction spanning the United States. More recently, the Province became known as the Anglican Province of Christ the King.

Parishes[edit]

The APCK has over forty parishes across four dioceses organized geographically. Nineteen of its parishes are in California, and its seminary, Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College, is located one block south of the University of California, Berkeley.

On 25 July 2007 the bishop and most of the parishes in the Eastern Diocese of the APCK withdrew, joining the Anglican Church in America. However, four of its parishes decided to remain within the APCK.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Duane Alexander (March 2011). "A 'Continuing' Anglican Congregation: St George's Church, Las Vegas". Anglican and Episcopal History 80 (1): 74–78. 
  2. ^ Armentrout, Don (1986). "Episcopal Splinter Groups". Historical Magazine of the Episcopal Church 55: 295–320. 

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