Meaning of High Churchwoman in English:

High Churchwoman

Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪ ˈtʃəːtʃˌwʊmən/


  • A female member of the Anglican communion who gives high importance to ritual, priestly authority, the Sacraments, and historical continuity with Catholicism. Also: a female member of the Church of Scotland holding views analogous to those of the Anglican High Church.

    For further historical information, see note at "High Churchman".


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Connoisseur. From high + churchwoman, after High Churchman.