"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Beware the christmas party season

Poor old bishop of Southwark - getting hammered at the Irish embassy, then ending up climbing into the back of a parked car and throwing the kids toys he found there out onto the street. It says here that when challenged he shouted, "I'm the Bishop of Southwark! This is what I do!".


Colin said...

Or maybe he didn't.

Tom said...

I don't know who he thinks he's kidding.

However, I'm very fond of the Bishop of Worcester's speeches. When it gets it right, the CoE is one of the few institutions capable of questioning modern capitalism with real moral authority.

john said...

I don't know, it's a bit of an odd story. Maybe he was on some medication which interacted with the wine or something?

Our minister's sermons are good, quite literary with a proper emphasis on Christian morality in this world. Included some John Donne poetry a couple of weeks back! Will check out the Bish of Worcester's stuff in a bit.

Tom said...

I fear the Bishop of Southwark has few excuses. He was at a Christmas drinks reception at the Irish reception, at which guests witnessed obviously drunken behaviour. I think he would have done better just to admit that he'd had a few and live with it for a couple of days. Few people these days mind drunken lapses, but implausible denials make him seem ludicrous and dishonest.

john said...

Oh right, I didn't realise he'd been obviously drunk at the party.