It might as Welby

On paper the new head honcho at Lambeth Palace has nothing going for him: Eton and Cambridge, a number-crunching career in big biz, severe francophilia and by all accounts a thoroughly nice bloke. Hardly the qualities one expects of the Anglican Anachronism. He’s even talking about rethinking his own opinions on touchy topics! P-lease! To top it all, he’s only been in the first team at Durham for a year; hardly the practice ground for the Lords* work. But not being on the supernatural xmas card list, I don’t have a vote and can’t possibly comment – so this is Justin jest.

*select your own apostrophe, depending on your interpretation of my point.

Author: Janus

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9 thoughts on “It might as Welby”

  1. Surprising, but relatively safe choice, Janus, but I think he will do well. It’s quite an impossible job but he has an interesting background. He had a very successful career in the oil industry before he became an Anglican priest.

    I wish him well.

  2. Hi Janus

    It will be very interesting to see what he brings to this position. I’m feeling rather optimistic about our new Archbishop and also wish him well.

  3. Well you Sassenachs do some odd things, but this one can’t be worse than his predecessor. Why not follow the Church of Scotland, where the head man is the Big Yin up above?

  4. Ara/Bilby, To clear up any confusion that may have arisen from Sheona’s statement, the big yin does not refer to Billy Connolly. 😉
    As a CoS member myself, this morning’s remembrance service was very moving.

  5. theroyalist :

    Ara/Bilby, To clear up any confusion that may have arisen from Sheona’s statement, the big yin does not refer to Billy Connolly. ;-)
    As a CoS member myself, this morning’s remembrance service was very moving.

    Thank you for that, JW! 🙂 They both have beards though …

  6. Too right, can you imagine BC preaching from the pulpit, hair and beard bristling with brimstone- sermonising.

    “There’s this wee boy and his mother gives him £1 to buy a pound of sausages. So off the wee boy goes to the first butcher’s shop. “Can I have a pound of sausages, sir?” he asks. £1.20 is the butcher’s reply. “Ah’ve no enough” says the lad so he goes to the second butcher’s shop. “Can I have a pound of sausages, sir?” £1.20 is the price again. By this time the boy is dismayed and angry so he stomps into the third butcher’s shop.”How much is your sausages? The butcher replies 60p. The wee boy asks, “How come your sausages are 60p and everywhere else is £1.20?” The butcher says “You only get half a pound of sausages for 60p”

    Clergy coat, dog collar.

    You know it’s hard making your own jokes up. I can’t see my sausage joke being syndicated. 🙂

  7. I think a menagery, sorry, imaginary Archbish is a fine solution. Then he can be as holy as you like – or don’t like according to taste. In fact congregations should employ a make-believe vicar too. Cheap, honest, celibate or not, etc! 🙂

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