The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr Janice Blogs, said: "In areas of the country where the majority of the population are now practising Muslims, the negative attitudes of some clergypersons towards the Niqab are causing offence and even civil disturbance.
"For the sake of community cohesion and good interfaith relations, we are urging clergypersons to be sensitive to modern social developments and not to be imprisoned by the outdated attitudes of the past.
"In response to the urgent concerns raised in this week's Emergency Debate in the House of Commons, we have now launched a commission to be chaired by Baroness Snooks into the issues surrounding incarnational dress for clergypersons ministering in Muslim-majority areas. She is due to report in time for November's General Synod."
The Collect for today, the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity:
Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.