The English monarch is still anointed and crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury and exercises the position of “Supreme Governor” of the Church of England. With the evolution of constitutional monarchy these powers are now exercised through Parliament but with Royal Assent. It was through Parliament that the laity were first given a voice in the governance of the Church.
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
In recent years the Church, through its General Synod, has been given greater responsibility in ordering its own affairs, particularly in worship and doctrine, and in the consultation process leading to the appointment of its bishops by the Crown.
General Synod, February 2009
The Anglican Centre in Rome is a UK
Charity with a world-wide mission.
Interim Director: The Very Revd Dr John Shepherd
Deputy Director: Revd Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony
The Anglican Centre in Rome,
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj,
Piazza del Collegio Romano 2,
00186 Roma, Italy.
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