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The Church of England section of this article is in need of attention. It also needs information more recent than the 1911 Britannica. A lot has changed in Anglican worship styles and vestments in the last 95 years. For that matter, it needs to include the entire Anglican Communion.Rockhopper10r 17:57, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, the whole "according to the Roman use — barely to the hips and elsewhere in the churches of the Roman communion to the knee" point seems off. Shouldn't that second Roman be Anglican? Boy in the bands
Still needs help. This IS pretty bad. -- SECisek 07:18, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
In Cambridge and Oxford colleges the surplice is worn by congregation members just over their regular clothes, when attending evensong. Do we think this comment ought to be added. It is certainly not the case that the surplice is 'always' worn over a cassock.
It would be wrong to say that the surplice is always worn over a cassock — although that is by far the more usual manner in which it is worn. I would imagine that the tradition of wearing surplice without cassock in Oxbridge (does this refer to the majority of colleges?) is a faulty rubric that assumed that the congregation would normally wear cassock as their 'ordinary clothes'. Religious who wear the surplice often wear it over their habit. — Gareth Hughes 13:47, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Doesn't the comment about the surplice being worn over a cassock appear in the RC section only? The practice described refers to the Anglican Colleges at Oxford and Cambridge and the cassock has never been legally required in the C of E (the canons of 1604 allow a "coat" as an alternative for wearing in public)--Jpacobb (talk) 23:10, 17 October 2011 (UTC)