W 197 Clergy Robes and Mission Priorities

Should Anglican ministers be required to wear robes when they lead public worship? If so, on what grounds?

This booklet examines the recent debates in the Church of England, and concludes that the current regulations (Canon B8) are too restrictive. It argues that decisions on clothing should be taken by local ministers and local congregations, based on their context, for the sake of the church’s mission.
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Author: Revd Dr Andrew Atherstone

Revd Dr Andrew Atherstone is tutor in history and doctrine, and Latimer research fellow, at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is also assistant curate of Eynsham and Cassington, near Oxford, having previously worked for churches in Islington, Reading and Abingdon.

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