22 April 2011

The English Gentleman: The Gentleman and the Church

Church Affairs

On the whole gentlemen do not like to become too closely involved in church affairs. They do, however, encourage their wives to play a full part in the life of the community. Gentlemen's wives sit on committees, are Presidents of almost everything and open fêtes at the drop of a flowered hat. Gentlemen confine their activity to giving a box of apples to the Harvest Festival and sending the vicar a bottle of port for Christmas.

By and large gentlemen believe in God because, by and large, they are confident that God believes in them.

The English Gentleman, Douglas Sutherland (1978)

2 comments:

Tabitha said...

I passed an open air mass today, it was beautiful, I surprised myself by taking a few moments to be part of it.
Happy Easter, hope there are bunnies in your future.

Kevin Faust said...

I hope that there are bunnies in your future too. And lambs. And ducklings.

Fotherington-Thomas.