Hi friends, first post! Excited to join these sorts of discussions. I would ditto what PDL said; "I think defining Anglo-Catholic is difficult!". I'm an Anglo-Catholic, attend a church self-describing as Anglo-Catholic, that is listed on the diocese website as Anglo-Catholic, where most members of the parish would openly call themselves Anglo-Catholic, and engages in all the kind of candle silliness detailed above complete with a big candle for Easter right now. We also have a female rector. In my mind Anglo-Catholicism, as the term is now used, references a tradition of liturgical practice and not a cohesive theological or ideological opinion, nor a strict adherence to any specific doctrine not also consistent with all other Anglican churches. It is true that it is generally more conservative, but not exclusively so, and that also doesn't mean it's non-inclusive. I'd also flag that, in my experience, that tradition of practice is not Roman Catholic - although they are naturally similar. The Anglo-Catholic tradition continues to evolve and change, as the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions continue to change. Given that, categorising Anglo-Catholics on what they believe is no longer accurate (if ever, I'm not certain on the theological uniformity of the Oxford Movement). To answer the two original questions: 1. Anglo-Catholics are protestants, unless we remove all meaning of the word. Protestant churches are churches on the Western side of the great schism that reject the doctrine of Papal Supremacy. That's a pretty wide net, and it includes all churches in the Anglican communion. My experience disagrees with Shane R's in saying "most Anglo-Catholics are uncomfortable being labeled protestant", but I would agree that some certainly are. I think that simply comes from a discomfort with how ordinary people visualise protestant faith. What people think of when you describe yourself as "Protestant" is not how most Anglo-Catholics want people to think of them. 2. I think in the modern era of the Anglican Church, high church is essentially synonymous with Anglo-Catholicism and low church is essentially synonymous with Evangelical Anglicans (with broad church catching everyone else that doesn't fit in a clear box). I'd also say that those terms are becoming less relevant as Anglo-Catholic tradition is adopted by broad church Anglicans, and even some low church Anglicans. An example of that is that it used to be a controversial Anglo-Catholic tradition to expect clergy to wear vestments, or mix water with eucharistic wine. I'm happy to be corrected, but I think those practices are now essentially universal amongst all churches.