Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Church of England Newspaper Seasonal Pic n’mix

The Church of England Newspaper front page reports that Canon Paul Williams has been appointed Bishop of Kensington, with picture. Wrong Canon Paul Williams. The cleric pictured looks egregiously unlike Paul. Here is a selection of men called Paul Williams. In this season of party games I invite CEN hacks, using their own prejudices and fantasies, to select the one they would most like as a Bishop:

PS Boring conventional journalists would check the Church website rather than just googling aimlessly. And if they did google search, they'd at least check their source. It was only their front page, after all.

PPS The Times reported my present appointment as Birmingham, not Buckingham. Birmingham, Buckingham, what the hell’s the difference? Bit like Iran and Iraq, really.

PPPS The genuine next-Bishop-of-Kensington Paul Williams is one of these people (Right). But (Tough Poser for Professional Newshounds) which one?

9 comments:

Sarah Brush said...

I so wish it was the guy with the Muppet! I mean how cool would that consecration service be? I can picture the front row of supporters...

Huw said...

Hmmm. The C of N newspaper itself, eh? Well, if that paper can't get it right why should we worry about the secular ones?

As a direct answer to your question: I think the tall, blue Muppet Monster standing next to the 70s musician Paul Williams would be the most interesting choice in this collection of pictures...

Raspberry Rabbit said...

Bishop Alan,

The only person in the photos with a clear vocation as an evangelical bishop is in the second row from the bottom in the middle.

I do note, however, that the individual directly below him has a passing resemblance to Martyn Minns and that the man next to him rather resembles the American Prayer Book Purist Peter Toon.

my 2 cents worth.

Xico said...

Dear Bishop Alan,
Probably the responsible for the unfortunate publication of the photo should run a round with boxer shorts which speaks punishment!

Happy 2009 to you and for your diocese!

Jocelyn E. Chappell said...

So it's not the lady on the left then...?!

Richard Watson said...

Bishop Boom Tony please.....

Tim Chesterton said...

Alan:

The Diocese of the Arctic also has a Canon Paul Williams, but I suspect that CEN hasn't noticed! You'll find his picture here

Kathryn said...

I love that the PW they chose (I presume) is the top right individual, who is vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey and thus CatholicAnglican to his fingertips.
And yes, could we not have a Muppet Monster or two consecrated without delay...

Bishop Alan Wilson said...

Keep ’em guessing seems to be the rule. I'm slightly creeped out and even more confused every time I seem him by the "Islamberg" guy — but he certainly doesn't loook particularly catholic...

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