There is no single church with universal authority within the
Anglican Communion; different types of Marian devotions are practiced by various groups of Anglicans with varying degrees of emphasis.
 Within the Anglican Communion and the
Continuing Anglican movement, devotions to the Virgin Mary have more emphasis within
High Church and
Broad Church parishes than others.
The emphasis placed on Mary and Marian devotions changed over the history of Anglicanism. In the 16th century, following the independence of the
Church of England from Rome, a movement away from Marian themes took place; by 1552 mentions of Mary had been reduced to only two or three times a day in the
Book of Common Prayer but the Marian feasts of the
Annunciation and the
Purification had been retained. However, in the 17th century, there was a gradual return to Marianism and by 1662 there were five Marian feasts.
British devotion to the Virgin Mary has often been expressed in poetry,
Marian hymns, and
Carols, e.g., in the 17th-century poems of
John Donne and
George Herbert, or in the 18th-century works of
Thomas Ken such as Saint Mary the Virgin.
Anglican devotion for the Virgin Mary was revived during the 19th century
Oxford Movement of
Anglo-Catholicism and by the activities of prominent figures such as
John Henry Newman.
 British theologians such as
Father Frederick Faber (who composed several hymns to Mary) took an enthusiastic approach to the promotion of Marian devotions towards the end of the 19th century.
In the liturgical renewal of the 20th century, Mary gained new prominence, and in most Anglican prayer books she is mentioned by name in the Eucharistic prayers.
 The gradual increase in Marian devotions among Anglicans has also been manifested within the higher levels of the clergy in the Anglican Communion.
Archbishop of Canterbury
Rowan Williams (who made a 2008 pilgrimage to
Our Lady of Lourdes) wrote a book on how to pray with the icons of the Virgin Mary.
Anglican devotions to Mary include the
Anglican Rosary (similar to the Catholic
votive candles, and pilgrimages to
Lourdes. Some Anglicans and
Anglo-Catholics also pray the rosary itself.
 For centuries, Our Lady of Walsingham has been a centerpiece in Anglican devotions to the Virgin Mary and its
feast is celebrated on October 15,
 as well as a Catholic feast on September 24.
 Also common in Anglican cathedrals,
Anglo-Catholic parishes, and certain Anglican shrines are chapels or side altars dedicated to the Virgin Mary called
Discussions between Roman Catholics and Anglicans within frameworks such as the
Anglican—Roman Catholic International Commission, and with the 2005 publication of the (non-binding) joint statement: Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ, have started a movement towards closer agreement of Mary and Marian devotions between Catholics and Anglicans.