You have found the website of Affirming Laudianism:
Affirming Laudianism, much like another organisation in the Anglican Church, does not expect its members to have any firm beliefs or doctrinal commitments but is solely concerned with:
- The externals of religion
Our primary aims are to encourage:
- The wearing of copes at the Holy Communion;
- The application of Laudian frontals to Altars;
- The use of silver candle sticks and incense at divine worship, in accordance with the principles of The Parson’s Handbook;
- Bowing at the Holy name and during the Gloria Patri;
Our secondary aims are:
- The discouragement of male puritans (Baptists, Evangelicals, et al) from wearing hats during divine worship;
- The cult of His Late Majesty King Charles I, King and Martyr.
‘Old Wine Skins’ is a new movement in the Church of England which seeks to renew the Church as she used to be for our own age. They believe:
1. That it is better to patch the old than embrace the new;
2. That where decline is inevitable it is better to die valiantly than to lose what has been cherished;
3. That vitality in Church life can co-exist with decadence and hypocrisy.
‘Old Wine Skins’ is affiliated to ‘Regress’, a grouping of Church people who seek to enthusiastically embrace the ways of the past, applying them to new situations.
photo felix hominum 2008 (Central Turkey)