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Parish Share is calculated annually. In this diocese we're encouraged to pay by monthly instalments, so it can be a monthly charge.

A parish priest is given cure of all the souls in his (geographical) parish on behalf of the bishop at his induction. Any reason for him to leave that cure before his time of tenure is completed, or often when the time of tenure is up, can be seen as a betrayal of the parish.

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Loneliness seems to be a strong motif for the whole series.
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Originally posted by wilson:


OK Question: is 'Pope-ing' generally felt to be such a betrayal? It seemed like there was a terrible sense of hurt and anger there.

That's something I didn't get. In the Diocese of London, (and especially in the East End) very few people would turn a hair at the use of a thurible.

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My assumption was that there had been much bitterness over the previous incumbent's swimming of the Tiber (taking some of the congregation with him?), which made the issue a hot potato in the parish. Otherwise, I agree, there seemed to be some strong reactions about a matter that in most places would not have seemed particularly important (especially at a wedding, where much odder things than a bit of incense can happen).

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Curiosity killed ...

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It does depend on where you are. We have occasional incense - as in planned four times a year for major feasts - and it's a bone of contention each and every time.

The Church of England is a broad church, so within a parish (outside the major cities) you can have people who are comfortable marking saints' days, incense, benediction, candles, full liturgy and vestments and also people who see all of that as unnecessary barriers to reaching to God and Jesus as the Bible is The Way™ and anything else gets in the way if not unnecessary Popish nonsense. We do within the parish I attend.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
quote:
Originally posted by wilson:


OK Question: is 'Pope-ing' generally felt to be such a betrayal? It seemed like there was a terrible sense of hurt and anger there.

That's something I didn't get. In the Diocese of London, (and especially in the East End) very few people would turn a hair at the use of a thurible.
That was the only bit that didn't ring true. Though it might if the parish had originally been evangelical and was 'spiked up' by the previous vicar. There might have been some resentment around about that, and relief that Adam was toning things down somewhat.

Despite the generally accurate liturgical details in the series Adam was decidedly underdressed, not overdressed, for a nuptial mass in cotta and stole.

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Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
It does depend on where you are. We have occasional incense - as in planned four times a year for major feasts - and it's a bone of contention each and every time.

Indeed. I know one priest (not in this diocese) who likes a bit of incense, but if he wants it in a service he has to announce it several weeks beforehand in the Parish Magazine so that certain of his congregation know to stay away ...

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I loved it last night - Nigel not the AD for once stole the show for me this time ("Abramovich", "I've left that [Simon Le Bon] immaturity behind: now I'm Desmond Tutu", and his attempted covert use of the thurible).

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quote:
Originally posted by Ricardus:
quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
It does depend on where you are. We have occasional incense - as in planned four times a year for major feasts - and it's a bone of contention each and every time.

Indeed. I know one priest (not in this diocese) who likes a bit of incense, but if he wants it in a service he has to announce it several weeks beforehand in the Parish Magazine so that certain of his congregation know to stay away ...
And there is hell to pay if anyone forgets, people storming out and lots of excitement. I've seen it happen in more than one church. The one that had more repercussions was the priest covering in the interregnum using incense for Epiphany, and the churchwarden storming out in high dudgeon into the arms of the new incumbent sneaking late into the back of the church for a quiet service.

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They use lashings, and I mean lashings, of incense at a liberal catholic parish near me. The rest of it is pretty 'catholic-lite' as the priest there likes to call it.

What both amuses and irritates me is that the local evangelical parish thinks of them as both dangerously liberal and dangerously catholic whilst they, for their part, think of the evangelicals as tantamount to a bunch of Appallachian snake-handlers ...

[Roll Eyes]

The CofE is broad, but it can equally be pretty polarised at times.

I didn't think last night's was as funny as previous episodes but still worth a watch.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:

I didn't think last night's was as funny as previous episodes

True but it was very good!

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I was a little sad at the end of last night's story. I still enjoyed it, and it had some very funny moments, but I was left feeling vaguely melancholy.
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...then I started to think about the fact that Adam and Alex don't have children, and I was suddenly struck by the similarities with the Tom and Barbara in the Good Life -- couples who aren't in the first flush of marriage who are still quite couple-y and where all the humour in the marriage centres around their romantic/sexual life.
It's true that it they had children it would turn into a family sitcom, and Rev is obviously not that. It's just that when you combine it with the lack of backstory for Adam and Alex the whole situation begins to seem a bit peculiar

Well, we've now had a bit of back-story - at least a bit of Alex's - and we know why they don't have children.
Can't be many more episodes to come - I do hope they do another series, I will miss them.

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quote:
Originally posted by Matt Black:
I loved it last night - Nigel not the AD for once stole the show for me this time ("Abramovich", "I've left that [Simon Le Bon] immaturity behind: now I'm Desmond Tutu", and his attempted covert use of the thurible).

Nigel has been my favourite character from the start - indeed, my favourite TV role-model since Niles Crane in Frasier.

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Originally posted by Roseofsharon:
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Well, we've now had a bit of back-story - at least a bit of Alex's - and we know why they don't have children.


Why don't they have children? Sorry - I missed most of the episode because one of the cats had brought in a mouse and I was trying to get him to take it back into the garden rather than leave it on/in/under the bed!

eta: I'm at work and can't get to an iplayer for a while...

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yes, I thought the bit where Adam in his jealousy said 'he could have made you pregnant' (or something like that) was really poignant.

I've grown really fond of this series.

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quote:
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Originally posted by Roseofsharon:
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Well, we've now had a bit of back-story - at least a bit of Alex's - and we know why they don't have children.


Why don't they have children? Sorry - I missed most of the episode because one of the cats had brought in a mouse and I was trying to get him to take it back into the garden rather than leave it on/in/under the bed!


Yes, I must have missed that as well. Can anyone enlighten us?

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Originally posted by Niminypiminy:
yes, I thought the bit where Adam in his jealousy said 'he could have made you pregnant' (or something like that) was really poignant.

I've grown really fond of this series.

And she replied 'I don't want children' that couple of lines spoke volumes about their story. And I can see why Adam feels insecure and that he had faile dhis wife in some way, even though she is not feeling that way.
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A litle late on contributing but here goes.
Our parish share is worked out on the basis of anonymous income surveys; although small (100 registered members) and poor, our share for the last year was calculated at £15,000 plus. To late did we realise that the survey was mostly filled in by the very few affluent members, parishioners of more modest means feeling uncomfortable giving their income even anonymously. We cannot afford it and so are appealing.
On another note (aural variety) , as with all parish churches in the Diocese we have a Health and Safety rep, to her falls the task of putting up notices prior to services with insence for those whose breathing may be adversly effected.

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Is it just me or was Adam's fantasising about beiing all spiky and rc quite similar to Galadriel's response when Frodo offered her Sauron's ring? Or Smeagol, come to think of it?

In effect, The Thurible Of Power?

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quote:
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Is it just me or was Adam's fantasising about beiing all spiky and rc quite similar to Galadriel's response when Frodo offered her Sauron's ring? Or Smeagol, come to think of it?

In effect, The Thurible Of Power?

Good point. He's tempted by the allures of priestcraft - it seems to offer a quick-fix way of ending his problems, realising his dreams and ambitions, manifesting to his desire to "Be someone" and to gain power, prestige and esteem. But he resists. Very well portrayed, I thought. You could see the glimpse of evil in his eye - like the devil's handbag held him for a moment.

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quote:
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A litle late on contributing but here goes.
Our parish share is worked out on the basis of anonymous income surveys; although small (100 registered members) and poor, our share for the last year was calculated at £15,000 plus. To late did we realise that the survey was mostly filled in by the very few affluent members, parishioners of more modest means feeling uncomfortable giving their income even anonymously. We cannot afford it and so are appealing.
On another note (aural variety) , as with all parish churches in the Diocese we have a Health and Safety rep, to her falls the task of putting up notices prior to services with insence for those whose breathing may be adversly effected.

What do those whose breathing may be adversly effected do then?

(Sorry about the tangent - I am just interested - as I have asthma but love insence, being a Methodist it has never been an issue [Smile] [Smile]

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Another great episode I thought.

The Archdeacon still steals the show for me. I loved his sarcastic and slightly menacing "I hear you're thinking of employing a distinctive Latinate form of choreography in your divine theatre" when referring to the use of incense!

[edited for typo]

[ 27. July 2010, 18:19: Message edited by: Saviour Tortoise ]

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I thought the second half of this week's episode was appallingly badly acted - as if they'd run out of time to rehearse properly.
Otherwise, the surprising story lines continue apace - I'm not giving up watching yet!

Favourite part - when Adam's wife goes to visit her parish priest to talk over the fact that her husband is not talking to her. [Cool]

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"pope-ing up" would have been a real problem as the previous incumbent had defected. I think in the circumstances, it would have been a very risky to do.

I thought it was an excellent episode again, dealing so well with loneliness, and really addressing the problems of loneliness for a vicar. And also dealing with the facade of friendship - not only Adam with Leon, but also Leon and Alex from years ago, and the fragility of their sexual relationship. And Leon was the loneliest person in the episode.

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quote:
Originally posted by RadicalWhig:
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Originally posted by Alex Cockell:
Is it just me or was Adam's fantasising about beiing all spiky and rc quite similar to Galadriel's response when Frodo offered her Sauron's ring? Or Smeagol, come to think of it?

In effect, The Thurible Of Power?

Good point. He's tempted by the allures of priestcraft - it seems to offer a quick-fix way of ending his problems, realising his dreams and ambitions, manifesting to his desire to "Be someone" and to gain power, prestige and esteem. But he resists. Very well portrayed, I thought. You could see the glimpse of evil in his eye - like the devil's handbag held him for a moment.
Yes! I thought exactly that when I was watching it - I was half expecting to come out with "all shall love me, and despair!", but the final quip punctured it nicely.

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Schroedinger's cat: Your second paragraph is spot on.

But the previous vicar 'defected'??? (I nearly read 'defecated'). Is that an appropriate word to use of someone moving from one part of the Christian church to another (and one which has arguably more claim to represent the tradition)? Purgatorial tangent perhaps, but it seems to betray the same sort of visceral and irrational anti-popery that still persists in the mindsets of otherwise reasonable, liberal and educated Englishmen and women.

[ 27. July 2010, 20:30: Message edited by: Angloid ]

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quote:
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Schroedinger's cat: Your second paragraph is spot on.

But the previous vicar 'defected'??? (I nearly read 'defecated'). Is that an appropriate word to use of someone moving from one part of the Christian church to another

No. But I'm sure it's an accurate way to describe how the (remaining) congregation and the Archdeacon perceive the event. That's why Adam moving up the candle was so "dangerous". If you're in a delicate situation, you don't ruffle things up by reminding people of recent trauma.

That's how I read it, anyway.

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I thought this week's was the best yet. The combination of comedy and poignancy was so good there were some points I could hardly bear to watch, and the thurible episode was hilarious. I also like the way Alex can convey so much by small movements of the eyes which her husband and the viewers can pick up be other people in the scene can't.

Does anyone else see any resemblance to how they would imagine Mark and Sophia Ainger transported to the bleaker present day?

Like them one suspects that childlessness is an elephant.

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I know of two priests who went to Rome fairly recently. In one case there was understanding and sympathy, in the other it was seen as a betrayal.
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But the previous vicar 'defected'??? (I nearly read 'defecated'). Is that an appropriate word to use of someone moving from one part of the Christian church to another (and one which has arguably more claim to represent the tradition)? Purgatorial tangent perhaps, but it seems to betray the same sort of visceral and irrational anti-popery that still persists in the mindsets of otherwise reasonable, liberal and educated Englishmen and women.

In the Ultra-High, more Popish than the Pope circles I sometimes frequent, "defect" is quite often used in a jocular sense for priests who go to Rome.

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Originally posted by Saviour Tortoise:
The Archdeacon still steals the show for me.

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Originally posted by Alex Cockell:
Is it just me or was Adam's fantasising about beiing all spiky and rc quite similar to Galadriel's response when Frodo offered her Sauron's ring? Or Smeagol, come to think of it?

In effect, The Thurible Of Power?

Good point. He's tempted by the allures of priestcraft - it seems to offer a quick-fix way of ending his problems, realising his dreams and ambitions, manifesting to his desire to "Be someone" and to gain power, prestige and esteem. But he resists. Very well portrayed, I thought. You could see the glimpse of evil in his eye - like the devil's handbag held him for a moment.
I got the impression that was more for Nigel's benefit (who was obviously happy to be mistaken for 'the other priest' earlier in the episode - warning him of the dangers of any position of power. Nigel seemed to be staring at him open-mouthed at any rate.
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Originally posted by Saviour Tortoise:
The Archdeacon still steals the show for me.

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Indeed.

I'm a bit of a coffee snob myself, but I like to think I'm not as openly rude about it as the Archdeacon!

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quote:
Originally posted by Pine Marten:
Why don't they have children? Sorry - I missed most of the episode

The conversation went -
Adam: "Thought he was everything I wasn't. Thought he could give you things I couldn't. He only has to look at a woman to get her pregnant."

Alex: "I don't want kids. I've already got one, a great big one, stupid..."
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Originally posted by Panda: I got the impression that was more for Nigel's benefit (who was obviously happy to be mistaken for 'the other priest' earlier in the episode - warning him of the dangers of any position of power. Nigel seemed to be staring at him open-mouthed at any rate.
Oh yes, that was certainly for Nigel's benefit, a warning not to get carried way by the trappings.

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The thurible power trip was hilarious! And definitely aimed at Nigel - he's the one who fantasises about being called "father". And poignant as well, as its Adam who wants kids.

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Originally posted by Saviour Tortoise:
The Archdeacon still steals the show for me. I loved his sarcastic and slightly menacing "I hear you're thinking of employing a distinctive Latinate form of choreography in your divine theatre" when referring to the use of incense!

Yes! I've added that one to my arsenal. [Snigger]

Archdeacon Robert's character develops by the week.

I loved his "Wotcher" when he met Adam near the start of the episode.

Underneath his acid-drop asides lurks a mischievous sense of humour.

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Angloid
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Archdeacon Robert for +Southwark. Just the man! (He's got the cross and purple scarf already).

[ 28. July 2010, 08:11: Message edited by: Angloid ]

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Yes. There is something Mervynesque about him. [Biased]

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quote:
Originally posted by Roseofsharon:
quote:
Originally posted by Pine Marten:
Why don't they have children? Sorry - I missed most of the episode

The conversation went -
Adam: "Thought he was everything I wasn't. Thought he could give you things I couldn't. He only has to look at a woman to get her pregnant."

Alex: "I don't want kids. I've already got one, a great big one, stupid..."

Thanks, Roseofsharon. That's really sad...

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quote:
Originally posted by +Chad:
Yes. There is something Mervynesque about him. [Biased]

I hadn't thought of that, but now you mention it ...

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I'm another one who is thoroughly enjoying the series.

If nothing else, it's given a number of us nice shiny new sigs! [Big Grin]

[ 28. July 2010, 12:15: Message edited by: kingsfold ]

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My vicar has taken to calling me Nigel [Paranoid] , and asked me today if I'd placed an order yet for clerical shirts and if I've been practising my Latin. I told him that I still remember it all, so don't need to practise! As we were in the open air, I didn't give a rendition though... [Snigger]

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So which Mystery Worshipper slagged off Adam's preaching, causing him to go into a complete tailspin in next week's episode?

And why do I feel that the boundary between reality and fantasy is getting ever thinner?

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quote:
Originally posted by kingsfold:
it's given a number of us nice shiny new sigs! [Big Grin]

Indeed.

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quote:
Originally posted by kingsfold:
I'm another one who is thoroughly enjoying the series.

If nothing else, it's given a number of us nice shiny new sigs! [Big Grin]

My first thought when I heard that was it would make a brilliant sig! [Hot and Hormonal]

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quote:
Originally posted by Chapelhead:
So which Mystery Worshipper slagged off Adam's preaching, causing him to go into a complete tailspin in next week's episode?

I saw the episode summary in the Radio Times and the MW project sprang to mind. I found myself thinking 'What have we done to him?!' [Ultra confused]

There was a silly piece in there saying that maybe it'd benefit from canned laughter or more obvious jokes. Daft idea - one of the joys is the subtlety. The Archdeacon wouldn't be half as good a character if each of his remarks was punctuated by an audience reaction. The quiet simplicity and chance to recognise the familiar is one of its strengths.

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quote:
Originally posted by Chapelhead:
... why do I feel that the boundary between reality and fantasy is getting ever thinner?

Indeed - yesterday I almost called our very own churchyard resident 'Colin'.

I'm loving it - best programme for ages - compulsive yet occasionally almost unbearable to watch!

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Hazey Jane wrote:
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I saw the episode summary in the Radio Times and the MW project sprang to mind. I found myself thinking 'What have we done to him?!' [Ultra confused]

There was a silly piece in there saying that maybe it'd benefit from canned laughter or more obvious jokes. Daft idea - one of the joys is the subtlety. The Archdeacon wouldn't be half as good a character if each of his remarks was punctuated by an audience reaction. The quiet simplicity and chance to recognise the familiar is one of its strengths.

Couldn't agree more.

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Caught up on this yesterday. The loneliness scene in the pub really got me...

But birettas are designed for comedy, don't you think? [Two face]

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quote:
Originally posted by kingsfold:
I'm another one who is thoroughly enjoying the series.

If nothing else, it's given a number of us nice shiny new sigs! [Big Grin]

I'm resisting the urge to make mine

"I've been baptised AND lobotomised"

but I'm resisting manfully [Roll Eyes]

There's a BBC blog/interview with Olivia Coleman from before the series was launched. She said that the original title was 'Handle with Prayer' [Ultra confused] so the change to 'Rev.' was a definite improvement. I did feel quite sad at the end of Monday's episode, with Adam still trying to come to terms with the loneliness of his office.

And why does Adam walk so oddly in a cassock? I know the actor might not be used to it, but he walks like a duck kicking the 'skirt' every time he moves!

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It's too long and too heavy (the cassock, I mean).

Thurible

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