From the website of the Diocese of Hereford [here], no doubt implying a certain element of official approval for politicising the liturgy with a fancy dress parade:
"Women churchgoers in the Diocese of Hereford are being asked to wear an apron to church on Sunday 9th December as a protest against the recent vote by the Lay people of the General Synod, which prevented the consecration of women priest as Bishops in the Church of England. The protest is being called for the day before Bishops in the Church of England meet to discuss the matter, which has left the church in disarray following the ‘no vote’.Advent is a penitential season; perhaps we could suggest our bishops dress as Mickey Mouse on Sunday 9th December as a visible act of contrition for what they have done to the Anglican Communion's * claims to catholicity.
Christine Walters, a lay person from Stoke Lacy in Herefordshire, is an active member of the church and is Secretary to her local Bromyard Deanery, one of the 13 which covers the Diocese of Hereford. She was very upset by the vote especially as the vast majority of members in all houses of the Synod (Bishops Clergy and Lay) support the idea.
“The idea is that women wear an apron or pinafore on top of their clothes as a mockery of the idea that they are fit only for tea making,” said Christine. “We all know that women contribute so much to the church and especially our women priests who need our support at the moment. We are asking men to wear a purple ribbon.”
Arguably less offensive to everyone than a clown mass...