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TV’s vesture canon

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14 February 2014

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From the Bishop of St Asaph
Sir, - I am grateful to Canon Palmer for his elegant and concise answer concerning the wearing of the stole over the chasuble (Out of the Question, 7 February), but could you please forward this answer to all known television and film production companies?

Whenever the BBC or ITV show a cleric in vestments, almost invariably the cleric is wearing the stole over the chasuble - and they're not chasu-albs either. It is also true of numerous films, and always causes a passing frisson of annoyance when I see it.

GREGORY ST ASAPH
Esgobty, Upper Denbigh Road
St Asaph LL17 0TW

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