Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!

- Hilaire Belloc

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About Me

I'm an Anglican priest, musician, performer and aficionado of the British Music Hall.


I believe that laughter (which stems from joy and delight) should have an important place in our discussions about God. Laughter and the spiritual life are most certainly compatible.

The Welsh word 'Hwyl' is used to express fervour, emotion and a stirring sensation. But it also used to describe having 'fun'. Apparently, the origins of 'Hwyl' go back to the Welsh revivals and the sense of 'fun' and 'joy' in worship.

My blog is focused on all things 'Hwyl'.


I’m a member of the British Music Hall Society, Chairman of London's Players' Theatre and founder of The Collen Players: a music hall troupe based in Llangollen, North Wales.

 
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Welcome to My Site

Holy Humour: An exploration of all things  concerning heaven and mirth

 

Let us therefore warble forth

I tuned in to the mystery music game show I can see your voice last week and was delighted to see that the show carries on the tradition...

Easter Sunday 2021

A record number of burials were recorded in Brazil last week since the outbreak of the pandemic. In masks and full protective gear, and...

Comedy Vicars (Part 2)

There are a number of great comedians and actors from the television and stage that have lampooned the clergy in a way that portrays them...

Comedy Vicars (Part 1)

In my kitchen cupboard I have three identical novelty mugs that are emblazoned with a variation of the well-known domestic catchphrase,...

Vicars LOL as well

"You're a breath of fresh air".. "That would make me want to go to church".. I've heard these comments many times over the years whenever...

From Mission Halls to the Music Halls

I am a big fan of Coronation Street. Unlike the doom-laden scripts from many other soaps, Corrie, for me, always lifts the spirits with...

Ministry & Music Hall

The Bishop’s car ran out of petrol, but much to his relief his wife remembered passing a garage half a mile back down the road. He...

 

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