Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Rev.

What more could you wish for on a calm & warm spring evening than an outing to an ancient thatched Church with an octagonal tower, packed to the rafters with 300 people all keen as mustard to be there to witness the induction of their new Vicar. The Right Reverend David Hill. There was fanfare; in a new piece of choral music written especially for the evening; there was ritual with all the Churchwardens waiting beside the Bishop with their crooks; and there was David's face beaming like a polished apple.
Photo from here
Then there was the tea afterwards!!! More sausage rolls than you could poke a crook at.
Thanks to Gudrun for the photo
Next time I go, I must try & find this window it depicts the story of the Good Samaritan, the figure of the injured man in the middle is a reverse depiction of Michaelangelo's Adam - except that, this being late 19th century rural Norfolk, he is wearing a pair of underpants.Thanks again to the Norfolk Churches website for their invaluable information


Anonymous said...

Thanks for mentioning the Installation and Induction Jo.
The singing was particularly splendid.
The Rector.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Just been catching up with your news, I loved the churches tour and you made me feel very wistful for Cambridge.

kelly said...

underpants. love it! xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

very bridget jones !!!!