06 Feb '11, 12am

Church is no place for flip-flops or shorts (via ST iPhone App)

Church is no place for flip-flops or shorts (via ST iPhone App)

A poster at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea showing prohibited forms of dress for parishioners. The church has seen a drop in the number of inappropriately dressed parishioners since recruiting wardens or 'hospitality ministers' to tell people 'nicely' if they are not dressed properly. -- ST PHOTO: LENNE CHAI WEARING one's Sunday best used to be de rigeur for churchgoers. But growing numbers of worshippers are showing up at Catholic churches dressed in shorts or flip-flops, or both, prompting priests to take action. While most have chosen to educate their flocks through stern advice during mass, some churches have put up posters with guidelines and written open letters. One has even used 'hospitality ministers' to enforce the dress code. At the Church of St Anthony in Woodlands, recent guidelines in its weekly bulletin have sparked a debate on whether dress codes sh...

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