Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How the mitre have fallen: Bishops urged to ditch their 'silly' hats for more modern look

From The Mirror-

Bishops are being urged to ditch their “daft” pointed hats to try to make the Church more modern.

Critics claim tall mitres, usually worn at formal services, are “silly” and outdated.

Rev Ian Paul, an academic theologian, said: “A piece of attire which communicates absolute authority has no place within Anglican understandings of ministry.

“To most, and I suggest especially the young, bishops in mitres put them in another world.

“It looks daft and it does not signify anything in the Church of England. It makes them distant and it makes them look silly.”

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