"Beware of the Anglo-Catholics"
The Anglo-Catholic church of St.Thomas the Martyr, Oxford
Creative Commons AttributionThe Anglo-Catholic church of St.Thomas the Martyr, Oxford - Credit: Jim Linwood, Flickr

Anglo-Catholicism is the branch of the Church of England whose practices are closest to those of the Roman Catholic Church. Anglo-Catholic clergy may hear confessions and anoint the sick. It is sometimes referred to asĀ 'High Church'.

It was promoted by the Oxford Movement (sometimes known as Tractarians) of the early Victorian period, whose leaders were John Keble, John Henry Newman and Edward Pusey. Newman, in fact, left the Church of England to join the Roman Catholic Church.