Cardboard cut-out vicar

A church parish in Essex has issued a plea for a new vicar, with a comical YouTube video.

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Cardboard cut-out no match for real vicar

The Essex parish is looking for a new Associate Minister, with duties including:

  • developing and growing the churches

  • evangelising, through the parish sports teams

  • developing a ministry of prayer and Bible study.

But it is quite clear that he or she will also need a good sense of humour.

Alongside the formal job description on the Chelmsford diocesan website is a comical YouTube video, in which local church-goers spell out - quite literally - why there has been a hole in parish life without a vicar. It's performed complete with a cardboard cut-out clergyman and humourous out-takes.

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