Saturday, 11 February 2012

Vickers galore

The Revd Michael Vickers, who appeared on the Today Programme the other week, is vicar of two churches; that could well be why he has a plural surname. However it doesn't explain why he's not wearing a dog-collar; or two, even.

He's out-vicared by the Rt Rev Michael Edwin Vickers, who looked after many more than two congregations - he was Bishop of Colchester from 1988 to 1994.

And yet another Rev Michael Vickers is the Club Missionary for the Pot Bellied Pigs RFC, the club that puts the "Pink" back into Rugby.

As you can see, I googled for 'Rev Michael Vickers' - God knows what aptronymic glories await us under other first names.

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