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Holte Kirke 2005
A Church of Denmark parish church in Holte, with the Dannebrog flying in its kirkyard

The term national church is usually a reference to a church organization in Christianity that claims pastoral jurisdiction over a nation. The term should not be confused with established church (state church): a national church differs from a state church such that a national church does not necessarily need to be officially endorsed by the state, and even may be persecuted by the government (as Orthodox churches were persecuted under communist regimes).

The term national church (or independent church) is used a lot within, but is not shortened to, the Anglican Communion and Orthodox Christianity. For example, the Episcopal Church in the United States of America considers itself to be the national church of the United States.

In Catholicism, the term national church might mean to a parish catering to immigrants from another nation.


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List of National Churches

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F

  • Finland – Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Finnish Orthodox Church
  • France – Gallican Church

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H

  • Hungary – Reformed Church in Hungary

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J

  • Jamaica – United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
  • Japan – United Church of Christ in Japan

L

  • Lebanon – Maronite Catholic Church

K

  • Kiribati – Kiribati Congregational Church

M

  • Madagascar – Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar
  • Malta - Maltese Catholic Church
  • Macedonia, Republic Macedonian Orthodox Church
  • Mexico – Iglesia Catolica Apostolica Mexicana (ICAM), Hostia Sangrante www.sagradahostia.org

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  • Samoa – Congregational Christian Church in Samoa
  • Serbia – Serbian Orthodox Church
  • ScotlandChurch of Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Solomon Island – United Church of Solomon Islands
  • South Africa – Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk – Afrikaner Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, Anglican Church of Southern Africa
  • Spain – Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church
  • SwedenChurch of Sweden
  • Switzerland – Swiss Reformed Church – some cantons
  • Syria – Syriac Orthodox Church Jacobite, Syrian Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch.

T

  • Tonga – Church of Tonga
  • Turkey – Karamanli Turkish Orthodox Church
  • Tuvalu – Church of Tuvalu

U

  • Ukraine – Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchate, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
  • United StatesEpiscopal Church in the United States of America, Orthodox Church in America, United Church of Christ, Communion of Christ the Redeemer, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; National Catholic Church of America (Polish)

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  • Zambia – Uniting Church of Zambia

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