We deacons have a job explaining to our church that we’re not priests! The confusion arises because we ‘look’ the same – we are ordained and we wear a clerical collar.
The question has arisen, should we have a badge of office? If so, what should it look like?
Many years ago it was possible to buy one like this
but they have been discontinued for some time. The Episcopal church uses this:
and also embroiders clerical shirts with ‘deacon’ and this symbol.
DACE had a lovely logo which is at the top of this blog: another possibility would be to create a badge out of the ‘d’ in silver.
So, what do you think? Please let me know through the comments, or send an email to
Looking forward to your thoughts!