Last Saturday at York I was surprised to find the deacons at thhe throne were only in choir dress without dalmatics. We were also one priest short so our assistant priest had to double up as a deacon. However Fortescue does say that the deacons at the throne do not wear vestments. I`m sure I have seen them in dalmatics before, over choir dess and in fact this was what happened at New Brighton with the assistant priest in cope. Can anyone, such as Rubricarius, throw any light on this?