Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Father Alton preaches at St Asquith's

And so 0ur week with Rutland's most popular fictional peer draws to a close.


One can take this ecumenical business too far. Upon arriving at St Asquith’s, I find that the Revd Hughes, perhaps tired after his exertions in the outfield yesterday (which included a fine running catch to dismiss Baroness Thomas), has elected to put his feet up and invite Father Alton to preach the sermon.

I am not sure that giving it both barrels against birth control and self-abuse is quite the right idea and he has rather lost his audience long before he reached his peroration. Still, he proves a decent enough cove when we knock back the communion wine afterwards and he lets slip that, what with Tony Blair and Ann Widdecombe, he is thinking of seeking political asylum with the Strict Baptists.

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South-West 1906-10.

Previously in Lord Bonkers' Diary

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