I drew this a couple of years ago at the time I was writing my not-especially-successful-as-I-wasn’t-that-good-at-it Church Times Blog. Originally it was making a point about church goings-on at the time and long since forgotten, but I’ve modified it as I just like the image of one churchgoer being told what to do by a multitude of preaching bishops. I suppose that could be me – I need all the guidance I can get.
Someone will no doubt inform me that they are all male – this was (I think) part of the point of the original cartoon, and in any case at that time we didn’t have female bishops in the UK. I’m too busy doing my tax return to redraw history.
Apparently the collective noun for bishops is ‘a bench of bishops’. Whether that changes when they are standing up I don’t know.