The Church of England is divided into the Province of Canterbury and the Province of York. The Archbishop of York is the Primate of England and Metropolitan, and the Archbishop of Canterbury is the Primate of all England and Metropolitan. The Province of Canterbury consists of thirty-one dioceses and the Province of York consists of fourteen dioceses.
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, and acts as the "mother" and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion.
The Church of England (Continuing) is part of the Continuing Anglican Movement. It was founded in England in 1995 in reaction to the decision of the Church of England to modernize the prayer book (which became Common Worship) and to the ordination of women. Unlike the Free Church of England, which also broke from the Church of England, the Church of England (Continuing) holds to the unmodifiedThirty-Nine Articles of Religion of the Church of England and to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer which alone is used by its parishes for worship.