WTF: Vicars should grow beards to reach out to Muslims in their community
A leading bishop has said vicars should grow beards to engage with the Muslim community.
The Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, praised vicars in the East End of London who grew facial hair “of an opulence that would not have disgraced a Victorian sage”.
He said the current fashion for beards helped the Church form links with the young Muslim communities.
Writing in the Church Times, he said the priests in Tower Hamlets “represented a new way to
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