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» Putting the Fun in Funeral

Having been a Vicar for more than twenty years
I feel I ought to have more funny stories about funerals, but they have usually been quiet and dignified.

The hardest funerals to take are for children, where everybody, including me, just wants to sob our hearts out.

About three years ago I took Paul Sansom's funeral. He was the guitarist of a heavy metal band called Samson. They were about to sign a million pound recording contract when their lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, decided to join another band, by the name of Iron Maiden, which went on to be quite successful I understand.
The congregation was full of middle-aged men with long grey hair wearing sunglasses (it was raining). Paul had left instructions for the music for his funeral so we left the chapel to "The Laughing Policeman", which brought a smile to everyone's face.
(Sat 13th May 2006, 18:41, More)

» Join us... come join the cult

I have counselled people who have been involved in cults
Bad religion really messes people up. Beware of anyone who tells you what to think, or puts pressure on you to believe what you know is not true, whatever they seem to be offering in return.
Anything that claims to be Christian has to be judged by the sort of people it produces - trust your gut feeling to spot the phoneys. Be cautious if people seem too friendly. Look at their eyes.
Real holy people have genuiune warmth and are interested in you for who you are, not for what they can get out of you.
(Tue 31st Jan 2006, 11:21, More)

» I'm an expert

(Tue 28th Jun 2005, 16:39, More)

» Weddings

I conduct lots of weddings
Most of the time they are lovely occasions, and the bride and groom are really happy.
Dull, but true...
(Thu 14th Jul 2005, 17:40, More)