peered over his half-glasses and almost chortled
with pleasure. 'Charmaine, my dear, I
congratulate you on the theme you and Kevin have
chosen for your forthcoming nuptials. Angels it
shall be! And for the opening anthem, may I
suggest, Angels From the Realms of Glory?
crossed and uncrossed her legs. Thanks,
Vicar, but I was thinking of something darker.
That is most unusual.' Reverend Grey closed his
eyes for a moment. 'Theres Hark the
Herald Angels'? St Luke tells us seraphim
appeared as shepherds watched their flocks by
sniggered. I think Kevins lot would
be singing the other version, Vicar. Besides,
isnt that more ... Christmassy?
have a point. But, nil desperandum. Let me see...an
angel theme, but darker.
cleric stretched a bony hand across his forehead.
Angels are distinguished by their radiance,
you see - metaphorical of course, but all the
same a positive aura.
joking, Vicar? Id have thought if
youre seeing angels its not usually
such a good thing.
you do have a point. Ah! I think there is a way
forward. You wish to convey a sense of the
numinous, the portentous nature of the divine, as
it were, a heavenly harbinger or ghostly
immanence, the symbolic union of Christ and his
I just thought more threatening.
raised his hands, palms outward.
Threatening angels? No, no. Im afraid
its not possible. Youre venturing
into the realm of quite contradictory spiritual
concepts, you see - a quandary of Augustinian
stood, straightening her skirt. Well, if
its too much trouble Vicar - only I heard
you were flexible.
wait, I dont want to turn you away. In
Gods house there are many mansions. You
said the concept was suggested by the groom?
her lips in a proud smile. Sright.
Hes in the Croydon Chapter.
sighed. Oh, I understand. In that case, may
I suggest two very popular options: Ride
of the Valkyries and Leader of the