Talk:Supreme Governor of the Church of England

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List of Supreme Governors - Notes[edit]

There are many errors in the 'Notes' to this List. Many of the erroneous points are of doubtful relevance to such a list. There is a wholesale lack of references. I would suggest removing the 'Notes' - or substantially using the red pencil. Gwedi elwch (talk) 04:08, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Supreme Governor[edit]

Hm, actually I find conflicting sources, some say Henry was the first Supreme Governor, others say it was Elizabeth. Can we settle this definitively?AndyL 05:12, 22 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Ok, the Act of Supremacy 1534 says "the King's Majesty justly and rightfully is and ought to be the supreme head of the Church of England" while the Act of Supremacy 1559 has an oath reading "I, A. B.,56 do utterly testify and declare in my conscience that the Queen's Highness is the only supreme governor of this realm"AndyL 05:20, 22 Apr 2004 (UTC) i like it alot actually and this hole thing is wrong because i go to the top skool in the uk and im telling youh this is wrong! lolllolol —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:45, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Royal Declaration[edit]

Should the reference to the Royal Declaration make it more clear that it was a declaration of Charles I? Presently it suggests the declaration dates from 1562.

List from Church of England page[edit]

I removed the list of Supreme Governors from the Church of England page, because it seemed superfluous as it's already here. However, there were some small differences, so I thought I'd put a copy here so they could be integrated if people working on this page thought it worth it. TSP 04:38, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Supreme Governors of the Church of England[edit]

Mary had her father's Act of Supremacy repealed in 1554, returning the Church of England to the control of the Pope. She died in 1558 and her sister had a new act passed the following year.

More questions[edit]

Charles I and Cromwell[edit]

Why is there a gap between Charles I and Oliver Cromwell (1649-1653)? Did the Supreme Governor have a different role when the Church was governed by a Presbyterian general assembly? Which leads me to ask - how is the Supreme Governor appointed? Is it automatic on accession (or appointment of Lord Protector) or is there a specific Act of Parliament or Synod for each person? If you know good documentation on this, then it is my personal opinion that you could add interest to the article by writing about it. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 14:10, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Somebody has to figure this out. I doubt they used the title.

SECisek 00:55, 30 June 2007 (UTC)


Is the British monarch Supreme Governor of the Scottish Episcopal Church? Sylvain1972 (talk) 16:35, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Simply, no. --Secisek (talk) 09:14, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Role (or lack thereof) of the Supreme Governor in the Anglican Communion and other Anglican churches[edit]

Given the general readership of Wikipedia, and the (probable) confusion that may arise among readers between the Church of England and the Anglican Communion, it might be beneficial to the reader to explicitly state the relationship between the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. (As far as I'm aware, the Supreme Governor's ceremonial jurisdiction is only over the Church of England.)

I am unqualified to do this, as I have neither ever been a member of a church within the Communion nor do I have much knowledge of its structure, but I would advise those knowledgeable to add this to the article. Scyldscefing (talk) 20:53, 14 January 2013 (UTC)