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Sunday, February 1, 2009

St Mary's Church

After the Rotary Commemoration Monument we cross the Gombak River to get to the Dataran Padang.

The bridge is part of the beautification of the whole area.

With February 1 just round the corner, the bridge is decorated with buntings commemorating City Day.

There are some trees planted alongside the river.

The trees I remember were the majestic Rain Trees (I don't know if that is the real name, but we used to call them that) that lined most of the roads of KL. Almost all of them were felled in the name of progress.

The first building is the St Mary's Cathedral.

The building was designed by A C Norman, the government architect at that time, in what is called the early-English gothic style.

The sign at the entrance to the church.

Another view of the church.

The Anglican Communion is an international association of national Anglican churches. There is no single "Anglican Church" with universal juridical authority as each national or regional church has full autonomy. As the name suggests, the Anglican Communion is an association of these churches in full communion with the Church of England (which may be regarded as the mother church of the worldwide communion) and specifically with its principal primate, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The status of full communion means that there is mutual agreement on essential doctrines, and that full participation in the sacramental life of each national church is available to all communicant Anglicans.

With approximately 77 million members, the Anglican Communion is the third largest communion in the world, after the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Some of these churches are known as Anglican, explicitly recognising the historical link to England (Ecclesia Anglicana means "Church of England"); others, such as the American and Scottish Episcopal churches, or the Church of Ireland, prefer a separate name. Each church has its own doctrine and liturgy, based in most cases on that of the Church of England; and each church has its own legislative process and overall episcopal polity, under the leadership of a local primate.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, religious head of the Church of England, has no formal authority outside that jurisdiction, but is recognised as symbolic head of the worldwide communion. Among the other primates he is primua inter pares, or "first among equals".

~ extract from Wikipedia

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