Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lady Thatcher's body lies tonight in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft


Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Careful Archbishop, lest you be accused of idolatry by the hard line prods who dwell on this site...

Beautiful chapel though. Wasted on MPs, what !

16 April 2013 at 18:44  
Blogger David Hussell said...

Yes beautiful chapel, wasted on the godless MPs. If they need some sort of multi-faith facility, whatever, they should shove off elsewhere to some other vaguely suitable venue, retaining this spiritual space as a Christian chapel for use by Christians; say as a C of E church open for ecumenical use. By bringing in, amongst other Trinitarian denominations, members of the Catholic faith, that could neatly symbolize the end of discrimination of Catholics post Guy Fawkes and the struggles of the 18th and 19th century. Is that a useful idea ?

16 April 2013 at 19:09  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Something missing don’t you think ? Needs four guardsmen at each corner, heads down, rifles inverted. Least we can do for her after her Falklands victory...

16 April 2013 at 19:24  
Blogger Emlyn Uwch Cych said...

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16 April 2013 at 19:43  
Blogger Emlyn Uwch Cych said...

Agreed, OIG: the guard of honour would be a nice finishing touch.

RIP, Mrs T.

16 April 2013 at 19:44  
Blogger J G Pelham said...

Also probably sadly necessary

16 April 2013 at 19:51  
Blogger Gareth said...

...but her soul is marching on

16 April 2013 at 21:38  
Blogger David Hussell said...

Yes, agreed. A guard of honour would be appropriate, I think.

16 April 2013 at 22:16  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Lady Thatcher’s funeral is a tremendous opportunity for all of us to pray that God’s Word, spoken to the world, at the funeral service will touch the hearts and minds of our nation’s youth.

The service, it seems to me, has been crafted to speak to this nation: on the other side of death – there is life in abundance.

17 April 2013 at 08:19  
Blogger Lucy Mullen said...

Chapel is already used interdenominationally. MPs' families use it regularly for baptisms weddings & prob. funerals, though I haven't been to one of the latter there so cannot absolutely vouch for that.
As for the Arch prod bit from the OIG. Anglican website includes protestant bloggers on it:watch out! Shock horror ;-)!! Of course this is a protestant website of a protestant church (protesting about indulgences, originally...penny in the slot..and all that...) So if you don't like fire engines don't live in a flat over the fire station. If you don't like the sound of cockerels crowing, don't buy a house next to someone who keeps chickens and then complain!! Easy really!

17 April 2013 at 18:19  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Calm down Lucy, you silly thing. The Inspector merely feared the Archbishop's indulgence of Margaret’s memory be construed by scurrilous protestants extreme as to be adoration of a corpse, veneration of a soul passed on and, dare it be said, sheer idolatry. You can’t imagine how relieved he was when he eventually realised that such condemnation is reserved for Roman Catholics, and Roman Catholics alone. What a blasted relief, don’t you think ?

pip pip, that gal !

17 April 2013 at 18:43  

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