Admin (@admin)
Dec 17th 2016, 2:34 pm

This is a listing of various denominations stances on female headcovering in worship. Note that there may be variations in practice--individuals, and even churches, may vary from official denominational positions. All listed denominations are categorized by official statements or facts found on their official websites, and such substantiation is linked by clicking on the name of the denomination. Denominations listed as having no teaching for against found link to the main website for the denomination. Please use this as the beginning, and not end, of your research. To suggest additions, direct message the Admin account.

Churches that teach headcovering:

Eastern Orthodox

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Orthodox Church in America

Churches which teach against headcovering:


Mennonite Church USA


Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod


Christian Reformed Church in North America

Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Note: An OPC pastor has pointed out to me that the OPC states that this teaching, while selected for display on its official website, in not necessarily an "official" position)


International Pentecostal Holiness Church

United Methodist Church


Roman Catholic Church

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Churches with no teaching for or against headcovering found on their official website:


Anglican Catholic Church

Anglican Church in North America

Christian Episcopal Church

Episcopal Church

United Episcopal Church


Alliance of Baptists

American Baptist Association

American Baptist Churches USA

Primitive Baptists

Southern Baptist Convention

Eastern Orthodox

American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Church of the Lutheran Confession

Concordia Lutheran Conference

Evangelical Catholic Church

Evangelical Covenant Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ


Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Reformed Presbyterian Church

United Church of Christ


African Methodist Episcopal Church

Church of the Nazarene

Free Methodist Church USA