Worship in the Anglican Communion is structured by a liturgical celebration of the Christian year, centering on Easter. In recent decades, greater emphasis has been placed on the paschal and baptismal nature of the church year and on observing the complete yearly cycle, not just major festivals.
The growth of the African churches shows no sign of abating in the face of persecution and hardship.
As time went by sectarian differences became less important and denominations cooperated for such causes as evangelism, social action, and missionary activities.
John Milton (1608-1674) was one of the greatest English poets. He was born in London and was educated at Cambridge. His family’s wealth allowed him to travel extensively after graduation and to spend six years at his father’s estate writing poetry.
Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) was born near London. Andrewes was an eloquent Anglican preacher who was ordained in 1580 after graduating from Cambridge.
William and Catherine Booth (1829-1912 & 1829-1890) were the founders of the Salvation Army.
Revolution has recently come to corporate worship in the American Holiness Movement.
Anglicans for the last ten years have sought to define, through a great deal of study and “trial use,” the role of liturgy in the life of a church whose historical identity is reflected in its worship. Throughout the Anglican Communion there is also a felt need for understanding liturgical inculturation alongside renewal.
Because of its congregational polity and the wide diversity in the social status of its membership, Southern Baptist worship today takes place in a wide variety of styles.