Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mothering Sunday Memory

Invited to preach for Mothering Sunday at S. Edward, King & Martyr, in Cambridge, maybe 1999. I quoted something of Francis Bacon, the artist of those tortured and upsetting canvases that tell the story of the 20the century - asked what he would have been, if he couldn't be an artist, he said "a mother".

Not sure if anyone listened. In the porch, one of the wardens, a man of rather military bearing, said "bravo, padré, made a change from the hairy-legged lesbians the vicar usually gets in".

Oh dear.

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