David Wood

Gold Star - 11,988 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Church Of England 2012 - Poem by David Wood

The Church of England, so predictable.
That bastion of souls, all respectable.
With trendy vicars toeing the line,
Hapless curates taking their time.

Of women bishops marching in the fray,
And other clergy feeling gay.
A lefty Archbishop with an old grey beard,
A congregation thinking it all too weird.

Arranging flowers the elderly Mrs Brown,
The choirmaster, man about town.
The verger hardworking and honest,
The organ master writing a sonnet.

The leaking roof about to cave in,
With the next sermon all about sin.
The bells ring out in perfect chime.
The whole church way behind time.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My views on the Church of England in 2012 which seemed to be in a bit of confusion about its identity

Comments about Church Of England 2012 by David Wood

  • (9/6/2015 7:49:00 AM)

    I think this pretty well sums it up, my mother was baptized in the Church of England but left it years ago because of the ever changing positions and lack of stability. Seems like it has lost its way. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/21/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    Your right it does seem outdated these days.
    I feel an hypocrite really as I believe in God but no longer attend any Church at all.
    Yes no two people agree with each other that's why we are in such a mess!
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/7/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    One read the poem Church going by Philip Larkin reminded me (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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