Definition of congregational in English:



  • 1Relating to a congregation.

    ‘congregational singing’
    • ‘This does not call for a rush of congregational activity by which Churches busy themselves in social matters which are not properly their business.’
    • ‘The task ahead for those colleges that wish to sustain a congregational culture, or even a more broadly Catholic one, is enormous.’
    • ‘They have had leaders who have helped to cultivate the passions and commitments of congregational life.’
    • ‘A licensing program can help congregations enrich parts of worship in addition to congregational hymn singing.’
    • ‘Most authors are silent about ways to appropriate Christian resources and tradition in the face of congregational turmoil.’
    • ‘How can a commitment to continual conversion help congregational renewal?’
    • ‘It needs to be up to date, changing as schedules and programs, church seasons and congregational opportunities change.’
    • ‘The guidelines for the celebration of this sacrament in the liturgy of marriage are the same as for any congregational Eucharist.’
    • ‘They attend a congregational church and their views are typical of churchgoers in the United States.’
    • ‘But when believers are called home to be with Christ there is normally music and congregational singing.’
    • ‘Presidents, on the other hand, eschew congregational control in favor of congregational influence.’
    • ‘And it's certainly true that our style has infiltrated into the style of singing and congregational worship in this church.’
    • ‘I've been a member of several Lutheran churches and have sat through many congregational meetings.’
    • ‘In both, the religious convictions of the early settlers and a congregational church system helped shape social and political institutions.’
    • ‘Family members, congregational members, pastors, and other church leaders are called to honor marriage.’
    • ‘His personal and congregational anecdotes weave a significant story of appropriate, evaluated use of technology.’
    • ‘In the median congregation, only ten individuals do volunteer work connected with congregational social services.’
    • ‘Thirdly, are we jealously guarding united congregational worship?’
    • ‘His basic intention was to improve the congregational singing in the churches.’
    • ‘For many, he is the mentor who set the standard and priority for congregational song.’
  • 2Of or adhering to Congregationalism.

    ‘the Congregational Church’
    • ‘The Uniting Church was formed in 1977, drawing membership from the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches.’
    • ‘She also was a member of The Second Congregational Church of Waterbury.’
    • ‘The World Alliance of Reformed Churches consists of Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed, and United churches.’
    • ‘A succession of European and American drifters fetched up on the shores, followed in the 1810s and 1820s by forceful Congregational missionaries from New England.’
    • ‘Three Australian churches - the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian - came together to form the Uniting Church.’
    • ‘The building dates from 1875 and was used as a Congregational church until the early 1960s.’
    • ‘It may not be so odd if you are brought up in a Congregational church.’
    • ‘A tiny number of Slovak immigrants converted to other Protestant religions, primarily to the Congregational church.’
    • ‘A number of chapels, including Congregational and United Reformed Church, amalgamated in the 1970s to become Christchurch in New Road.’
    • ‘The Uniting Church, which represents former Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational denominations in Australia, has apologised unreservedly to children who suffered neglect and abuse in its institutions over the past century.’
    • ‘This organization was created in 1860 by women volunteers at a Congregational church mission in the slums.’
    • ‘The dominant Whig Party appealed to Massachusetts, large Congregational church denomination, which had its roots in Puritanism.’
    • ‘A young Congregational girl from Connecticut was heading west with her family in 1870.’
    • ‘I guess so but I can't remember that name ever being used in the Congregational church.’
    • ‘His nine sermons were preached in Presbyterian, Congregational, and Baptist churches.’
    • ‘However, through intermarriage, political and economic success, and the shift to the Anglican and Congregational churches, the Huguenots in Boston assimilated and eventually vanished as a separate entity.’
    • ‘The town agreed to pay the society a thousand dollars to build a structure the size and shape of the Congregational meetinghouse in Dublin, New Hampshire.’
    • ‘The Congregational establishment had given birth to a radical, antidoctrinal movement, and it seemed locked in a fruitless war of attrition.’
    • ‘However, local Congregational and Baptist churches determined the kind of minister they employed, and these denominations maintained several quasiautonomous institutions for ministerial education.’
    • ‘Christianity arrived in the 1880s, introduced by both a Catholic missionary and a Congregational minister.’