This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Dancing vicars

Getting married soon? Tired of the old-fashioned God-centred service? Want to party instead? We can put you in touch with dancing vicars and more!

Lady of the Dance

"I am the Lady of the Dance," said she.

Yes, "Revver" Kate Bottley will liven up your wedding with a spot of Everybody Dance Now! Suitable for everyone from the ages of 5 to 25!

Old ladies walking out

Let's go, Moly. This isn't the Extraordinary Form Mass we were promised.

But that's not all! On our books we have even more exciting possibilities. Planning a requiem Mass for someone you loved? Why not liven it up with a juggling vicar? Or a sword-swallowing deacon?

Silly vicar

Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, so let's party!

But you don't have to be Anglican to see a church service as an occasion for fooling around. Here's Cardinal Meisner, a distinguished German theologian, celebrating Mass with his little friend "Helmut".

Joachim Meisner

Surely you must be Joachim?

Catholic seminaries are seeing a new influx of trainee priests, now that (as recommended by Vatican II) the syllabus includes acrobatics, fire-eating and magic, in addition to the traditional courses on hermeneutics, ontology, sacramental theology, church history, etc.


Brother Dynamo demonstrates a little-known Old Testament miracle.

Of course the atheists are feeling left out in the silliness stakes, but Richard Dawkins, ever anxious for publicity, is here with his "floating head" trick; he is available for weddings, bar-mitzvahs, and Oxford degree ceremonies.

Dawkins being silly

I call this "The God Illusion".


  1. I never knew that Harry Corbett was a distinguished theologian too. Dem deacons better be careful what they swallow - do dey swallow Vatican decrees too? :) xx Jess

  2. The Novus Ordo talent for entertaining services is Acumenism. The VCII document "Entertain in Red Your Grace" (CEO)(Latin Unitatis Redintegratio) has authorised these forms of the Modernist Mess. In fact, Section 22 states it should be done through "The Eccles. Communities..." So over to you Eccles and Bosco.

  3. Harrumph! This is what happens when you let wymmen into the sanctuary.

    ”Vix rationabilis!” as my old PP used to say.

    Of course the CofE is known for employing various means to get posteriors on pews…without much success, I’m afraid.

    They never learn.

  4. Never before has that prophetic eulalia "alleluia-ch-ch" been so fully realised !!

    Praise the Spiritess !!!

  5. Eccles
    Not so much 4 the combox, more for your tech , internet boffin, whizkid, geek, what you will

    Getting antivirus warnings to avoid your blog on the grounds it's phishing.

    My experience, this is when politicaaly incorrect websites, especially catholic ones, are under attack.

    God be with you, and It's a saint from our Spanish cartagena (BY BIRTH) WHO'S THE PATRON SAINT OF INTERNET I believe , have to ask for his intercession!

    (cool family, 4 saints, the godless or witless town council knocked down their house, then occupied by the little sisters of the poor, about a century ago.(they did collaborate in building an ace large establishment for the sisters, howbeitsoever)

    1. Thanks, Mike. Not sure what I can do about this, though! I am certainly not a phisher of men...

  6. Isidore of Seville is patron of geeks, internet, users, etc.

    nine posts on him here-but no dancing, sorry