ydni asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 month ago

How much power does the Queen have over the Church? ?

How much power does she actually have over the Church of England. 


So it's just a fancy title?  Interesting... 

12 Answers

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    The Queen has a little say, but she is far from all-powerful. All religious-related business related to theology is in the hands of the clergy. The Queen is only nominally given the ability to appoint bishops--she receives advice from the church and the Prime Ministers for these matters.

    The Queen is titular head of the Anglican Church; the British monarch, by Parliamentary law must uphold the Protestant succession and has been given this special title--the Anglican Church is the Church of England, and in Scotland, it is the Presbyterian  Church of Scotland.


  • dj
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Very little actually

  • 1 month ago

    She is head of the Church of England it is a bit more than a fancy title. In real

    life the Bishops take notice of her views.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Queen has the final say in the appointment or dismissal of all high-ranking officials in the Church of England. (Scotland has its own Church independently of which she is a member but is under oath to protect it) The PM proposes candidates since many Bishops sit in Parliament as The Lords Spiritual, and the Queen directs the College of Canons to make the selection. As Supreme Governor she is not involved in the day to day running of the church, but is the equivalent of the Bishop of Rome in terms of authority. Ecclesiastically, the Archbishop of Canterbury is the highest official and Church policy is made and ratified by the General Synod. Not sure what power you think she needs, it is more about protecting it as is.

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  • Rico
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Her role as the Temporal Head and Supreme Governor of the church is the equivalent to her role as Head of State.  

    The General Synod makes the decisions on church policy and theological interpretations which constitute doctrine, but she signs off in them in the same way she gives Royal Assent to an Act of Parliament. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    She is the SUPREME GOVERNOR of the Church. She has the ultimate authority and is the Church’s highest-ranking person. She is to the Church of England, what the Pope is to the Roman Catholic Church. 

  • 1 month ago

    It would be interesting if a future Monarch wasn't the slightest bit superstitious..would they declare that it's all a load of silly nonsense or just play the game..?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Total she is Head of the Church of England the Archbishop does the daily running of her church

  • 1 month ago

    She has the ability to have any member covered in lime  sherbert and cast out to sea.

    That's pretty much it.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    very little IF any .............................................

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