From the Revd Mark Smith
Sir, - Now that another independent supplier of clerical shirts
has gone under (News, 22
November), I wonder whether the time has come for a spot of
The Ministry Division could become the single, official producer
of shirts for all licensed clergy. Just think of the benefits. A
high standard of product could be ensured: no more drooping tabs,
no more chafing tonsures. Inappropriate styles could be eradicated:
no more lurid pinks or gaudy florals.
What a marvellous way to encourage a sense of clerical unity and
common purpose in this age of politicking and division! Plus, with
all the profits that would accrue, a complimentary Canterbury cap
could be given to every cleric. What could be better?
Cambridge CB2 1 RD