Sunday, 21 April 2019

Vicar struggles to see snowdrops...

ANYONE who has browsed a church book sale will have seen the usual cookbooks, novels and children’s stories.

But there was an unexpected entry at a sale at St Botolph’s Church in Swyncombe at the weekend.

Fifty Shades of Grey, the popular erotic novel by E L James, was on display inside the church for its annual snowdrop teas event.

One of those unlikely to read it is the vicar, Rev Daniel Thompson, who managed to misplace his glasses twice during Sunday’s ceremony to bless the snowdrops in the churchyard.

After placing them on the ground beforehand, he forgot where they were when he came to read a poem that had been written for the occasion.

Specs found, he then stashed them on his person, only to forget where they were again when it came to blessing the cup of water to be sprinkled on the ground.

As the vicar frisked himself, a member of the congregation shouted helpfully: “They’re in your pocket!”

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