Anglicans: The Archbishop Is a Protestant

"Are you a Protestant?" Earl Alex ander of Hillsborough, a Baptist, demanded of the Archbishop of Canterbury during debate in the House of Lords on a measure to permit more elaborate priestly vestments at Communion services. "I am a Protestant precisely in the way the Prayer Book and the Anglican formularies use that term," replied the Most Rev. Arthur Michael Ramsey.

The answer did not satisfy Lord Alexander. As far as he is concerned, Anglican Communion already resembles too closely the Roman Catholic Mass; and the measure to permit the use of the alb (a long-sleeved white tunic), the chasuble...