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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
- Including the ambitious.
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.
Affirming Laudanism associates itself with the following organisations within the Church of England.
‘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:
- That it is better to patch the old than embrace the new;
- That where decline is inevitable it is better to die valiantly than to lose what has been cherished;
- 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.
We also associate ourselves with ‘Radical Regression’, formed by a group of former Oxbridge chaplains, now retired although one still active in Gibraltar and Europe. They have contributed to a book which says that for today’s Christian regression is not old fashioned but radical. With an introduction by the Archbishop of the Southern Cone and an afterward by the Bishop of London.
Afirming Laudanism is diametrically opposed to Continental Religion such as this: