Friday, 13 July 2007

Z is made an Honest Woman by the Rural Dean

I've just had the oddest telephone conversation. The Rural Dean phoned. I've not had the pleasure of meeting him; the last RD was a woman, so I'm sure of it.

You may know I'm churchwarden at the village church. One is sworn in every year at a quite solemn service, where lots of clergy and potential churchwardens stand up, in their benefice groups, and plight their troth. This year, I couldn't make the service, nor any of the alternate ones. They were all evenings when I was busy or on holiday.

He explained that this should be done at a service, but in the circumstances it would be permissible to do it on the telephone. So he read out a long sentence asking me if I would carry out the duties and do them properly and in a reverential fashion and all this, and then, as instructed, I solemnly said "I do so declare". So now I'm legal, if not quite decent, honest and truthful.

8 comments:

Mr Farty said...

Gd grf nxt thg u no it'll b by txt msg.

do u?
ok!!
gr8 cya x

Z said...

You are a gr8 man, Mr F. You made me laugh.

jen said...

did you have a glass of red in your hand for a virtual toast at the end?

Z said...

If only I'd had more warning, Jen.

Hmmmm

luckyzmom said...

Proxy congratulations on your proxy appointment.

Z said...

Hah hah! *Gracious bow*

How do we know said...

Ok, Virtual Congratulations!

Z said...

I am virtually virtuous!