Anglicanism Family

All timeline entries for this religious group

Events by Name
Barbara Harris Ordained as Anglican Bishop

The Right Rev. Barbara Harris (1930-present), an African-American Episcopalian, was consecrated the first female bishop in the Worldwide Anglican Communion in 1989.

George Whitefield's First American Preaching Tour

George Whitefield's preaching tour (1739-1740) helped propel his career as the preeminent revivalist of the First Great Awakening.

Massachusetts Bay Colony

In 1630, a group of Puritans, led by John Winthrop, established the Massachusetts Bay Colony after fleeing religious persecution in England.

Publication of An Appeal to the Public for Religious Liberty

In 1773, Isaac Backus published a collection of sermons promoting religious liberty and the separation between church and state.

The First Great Awakening

The First Great Awakening (1730s-1770s) was a series of religious revivals that propelled the expansion of evangelical denominations in the colonies.

Virginia's Religious Disestablishment

In 1786, the Virginia legislature passed a bill by Thomas Jefferson ending the Anglican Church's formal establishment as the state religion.

Biographies by Last Name
Whitefield, George

George Whitefield (1714-1770) was the leading preacher and revivalist of the First Great Awakening in the American colonies.

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