Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The New Priest

29-07-09 Crocodile Dew

Father Edward Matthews was hardly the bishop's idea of a champion of idolatry, which was why, on a rainy Friday in September, an ancient Rover metro pulled up outside the Rectory in Laverstone. It was a testament to the Catholic church that they tolerated the Protestant names – not that they were likely to get them changed. Road names were engraved in steel (quite literally in this case) and house names cost money to alter. Money that would be put to better use supporting the work of the diocese; in this case, the bishop's wine cellar.

Father Matthews didn't give a toss anyway.

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