As an Anglican in the Church of England I’ve encountered people who’ve seen the externals of worship as being too ‘Romish’ or Catholic.
In the early 1980’s I was an altar server at my parish church. A neighbouring church was incorporated with ours to make a united benefice and the Rector asked me to serve in the other church also. This did not go down well with the other parishioners as they thought it too Catholic.
At the same time, my parish church furnished a new Lady Chapel (side altar dedicated to the BVM). The Rector, who had come from an advanced Anglo-Catholic background wanted to furnish the altar with the ‘big six’ candles and a Tabernacle. This was seen as too Catholic and the altar ended up with two candles (which would have been the usual Pre-Reformation English use) and the Blessed Sacrament was reserved in an Aumbry or wall safe beside the altar.
There was a notorious case in my Diocese in the early 1930’s when a church was desecrated. The Vicar, who was an advanced Anglo-Catholic, furnished the church with many beautiful works of art; paintings, statues, altars. The majority of his parishioners were supportive but on the grievance of one or two people a Protestant agency was brought in and they desecrated the church using crowbars, axes and hammers. The Vicar begged them not to profane the Blessed Sacrament and asked that he be allowed to remove it. They conceded and the Vicar transferred the Blessed Sacrament to the safety of the vicarage, his many supportive parishioners lining the way on their knees and holding candles. The church was full for the Mass of Reparation the following Sunday but the persecution continued. One of the aggrieved parishioners took the Vicar to Court on the grounds of assault, claiming that he’d thrown water over her during a service. The magistrates dismissed the case because all that had happened was that a few drops of water had fallen on her during the rite of Asperges at a Sunday Mass!
Such concerns over ‘Catholic’ externals in the CofE seem to have been very common in the latter part of 19th and early part of the 20th Century. Just recently I read of a Bishop perceived as an Anglo-Catholic getting pelted with stones on his way to a Confirmation service!
Thankfully things have moved on.