Unashamedly devoted worship in Wells

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By redlight | Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 20:40

In these so-called 'Godless times', I was touched to see such an unbridled display of devotion from the adults who chose to spend the majority of their time, often in silent meditation, in the St Cuthbert's church grounds. 

On other occasions the small congregation will sit on benches proclaiming loudly in tongues, so that their sermon is incomprehensible to passing tourists and church-goers, but intimidating nevertheless.

The faithful are often prone in obeisance on the grass with dispersed offerings laying about them. They demonstrate the extent of their piety, enhancing the sanctity of the surroundings by selflessly offering fervent oblation, and they do so with crushed vessels formerly carrying the sacred Stella Artois and also plastic casks of Thatcher's Cider.

These gifts are stacked high around the back door of the church under the notice requesting that no items be left there, and are also strewn liberally around the hallowed ground's perimeter.

Such dedicated worship is deeply moving to witness, and religious zealots have always been subject to the injustice of persecution as they themselves may also feel victimised by society, but I'm sure the community at large would agree with me, there are plenty of bins in the city of Wells – please use them.

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    I think it was a member of staff

    By Bert22 at 19:06 on 21/06/12

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    You're kidding? On a grave, that's absolutely shocking! Does St Cuthberts have a warden living nearby who can call for police back-up and then ask them to remove the car?

    By Wells_Jaqui at 13:19 on 21/06/12

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    It should also be noted,the car that also parks.In the church-yard,on regular periods.
    Sometime even parked on grave,by the porch door

    By Bert22 at 21:21 on 20/06/12

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