The vicar says this blessing was all part of his plan to become known in the area and for people to realise he is approachable rather than stuffy.The stunt? Blessing a tankful of fish used to give pedicures…
He added: “It’s not the sort of thing you imagine a vicar doing but I’m quite different to the church’s last vicar that was here.Yup, that’s bound to attract new members to the church! How could it possibly fail?
“I’m full of character and a bit of an extrovert.
“I’m new to the parish as I have only been here six months and so I want people to see me as approachable and a bit of a laugh and not at all stuffy.”
Unique owner Heidi Goodall said: “He seemed quite into reinventing the church and I think he’s going about it in the right way.”Yes, and once it’s reinvented, will it even be a church?