There’s a lovely picture in this week's Church Times from Hulcott, where I went to bless animals the other week, including a snake. I admit Fr Mark the vicar didn’t look too keen originally, but he soon cottoned on and was motoring before the end of the afternoon. I can guarantee the snake was lovely and warm and dry. I am now officially recommending snake handling to all my ordained colleagues. This is the Church of England, so they don’t have to be poisonous.
Sisters and Brothers can you dig it? I knew you could!