Archbishop Cranmer’s birthday statistics and celebratory pulpit
Today His Grace is 520 years old.
And he has been given two gifts – one quite magnificent, and another quite unacceptable.
He is delighted to announce that his statistics for the month of June broke all records. According to eXTReMe Tracking, he received 68,383 unique visitors (Google Analytics 39,238 absolute unique visitors; 88,410 page views from 175 countries), including his best day ever on Monday 29th with 6,503, and this week (ending 5th July) will undoubtedly be his highest ever week.
All thanks to Michael Jackson fans who are enquiring about the singer’s funeral, and instead reading that salvation is by faith through grace. That article has become the highest viewed landing page, presently with 6,343 visits. But even without that phenomenon, June would still have been a new record month.
His Grace's Top 10 referring sites were:
1 Iain Dale’s Diary 6,885
2 ConservativeHome 2,440
3 PoliticsHome 976
4 Obnoxio the Clown 893
5 Telegraph Blogs (Daniel Hannan) 585
6 Douglas Carswell 558
7 Political Betting 534
8 John Redwood’s Diary 475
9 Anglican Mainstream 391
10 Times Online (Ruth Gledhill) 279
In celebration of this record month, and in perpetual commemoration of the spiritual liberation afforded by his own pulpit experience with the Provost of Eton, Dr Henry Cole, His Grace is pleased to offer this ‘Cranmer’s Pulpit’ to his communicants for the raising of whatever religio-political or politico-religious concerns they do so wish (intelligently and eruditely, of course).
His Grace shall post again later to explain his quite unacceptable gift.