The best of #awkwardanglican – sorry, I’m C of E

I posted this article yesterday and I was overwhelmed by the response! A huge number seemed to centre on administering/receiving communion, climbing up the inside of cassocks and problems in reading and intercessions. After a while it did tend towards a confessional feel!

Here is a collection of some of the best awkward anglican situations shared online.

Shared in the comments:

From David Hartley:

Turning the page and realising the reading you’ve just been given isn’t the one you’d practiced.

From Faith, Hope, Chocolate:

Keeping a straight face when the elderly, deaf lady next to you is singing loudly.
Turning up in habit/clerical gear when everyone else is in mufti.
Realising during the collect that you’re reading the lesson and the book is still in the Sacristy, and having to go and get it.
Not being sure where to go during the procession – and you’re thurifer.
The thurifer accidentally hitting the priest on the head when censing him/her.
The thurible tangling itself in its chains mid-swing and spilling its contents on the carpet.

Comments on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/kormosendre/status/390586363793637376

https://twitter.com/KaraNSlade/status/390611944396165120

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One thought on “The best of #awkwardanglican – sorry, I’m C of E

  1. These are wonderful. I am not C of E; but I was once stood at the front, singing from my crib sheet, and realised that the congregation where singing a completely different version of hymn from their hymn books or the overhead!

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