A Ugandan church service

A Ugandan church service

Today we went to the church in Ogongora for the final time to join the people for a church service. The singing was amazing. I have posted a video (which may or may not work) which I hope gives an impression, but in summary it was full of joy and life. This is not something…

The lapsed church website editor

The lapsed church website editor

Today our church Twitter account was updated for the first time since circa 2011. Yes, I am a lapsed church website editor. Also today we decided that we would not really use Twitter any more, because no one really looks at it. This is nothing to do with the fact that it has not been…

150 years of the Church Times

150 years of the Church Times

This is a very small extract from my fairly large cartoon in tomorrow’s 150 year anniversary issue of the Church Times. The paper was first published on 7 February 1863, 150 years ago today. Ironically a large edition of the paper means that I have very little time to write about it (today being web…

Three-decker pulpit with ear trumpets

Three-decker pulpit with ear trumpets

The church in Whitby has been in the news today because the graveyard has had a landslide. I thought I’d post a couple of photos taken there this summer – in particular the three-decker pulpit with associated ear trumpets. The photos below explain all.

Cartoon: The church café

Cartoon: The church café

Today’s cartoon is The church café, once again taken from book 3, ‘The exciting world of churchgoing’ (info on books here). See this page on the main CartoonChurch site for the high resolution version and information about reusing. Well, that’s five cartoons this week. I’ll be back with another batch of five from the middle…

Cartoon: Occasional attenders

Cartoon: Occasional attenders

Today’s cartoon is entitled ‘Occasional attenders‘. Click through for the large version and information on republishing and other advanced activities. I have become a bit of an occasional attender at church if I’m to be honest with you. If anyone is really that interested I suppose I could explain why.

This door was bricked up…

This door was bricked up…

…in 1959. I’m not sure whether the intended readership of this sign are historians, vandals, or funeral attenders, but I like it. There is nothing worse than not knowing when a door was bricked up. The church in question is St Mary the Virgin, Little Burstead, which is a couple of miles from where I…

Cartoon: Differing heights

Cartoon: Differing heights

See the larger version of this cartoon here: Differing heights. I, being towards the taller end of thingst, often feel awkward when I find myself in a central seat near the front in church (well, in truth I often feel awkward in any seat, but that is another story). This is because I’m certain I’m…

Cartoon: In the vestry

Cartoon: In the vestry

A new cartoon has been posted on the main CartoonChurch site – click this link for the larger version: In the vestry. Information on republishing can also be found via that page. The cartoon is all to do with the things that happen in vestries before the service starts. I have not been allowed in…

What does a bishop’s chaplain do?

What does a bishop’s chaplain do?

Click here for full version. New on the main CartoonChurch.com site: the full version (this is a mere extract) of ‘the bishop’s chaplain‘, which explains the main duties. This cartoon can be published subject to the usual licence requirements. It originally appeared in the Church Times newspaper and the book ‘The Exciting World of Churchgoing‘….

What does a bishop's chaplain do?

What does a bishop's chaplain do?

Click here for full version. New on the main CartoonChurch.com site: the full version (this is a mere extract) of ‘the bishop’s chaplain‘, which explains the main duties. This cartoon can be published subject to the usual licence requirements. It originally appeared in the Church Times newspaper and the book ‘The Exciting World of Churchgoing‘….

Choir hats – the ultimate collection

Choir hats – the ultimate collection

Last week I asked readers of this blog to send me choir hat designs. There has been a great response, and here, a little belatedly (apologies), is the final selection of designs. The credit and commentary for each is after each drawing. Hat by Joel I. The only one to feature space for a quiche….