Being a PK - preacher's kid - I have an inordinate interest in stories like this one:
Sutton’s popular preacher Rev Taffy Davies is handing out beer tokens to tempt his parishioners to a pub debate on religion. But his wacky offer could spark a holy war with a neighbouring cleric and his traditionally teetotal flock who take a more sober approach to life – the Methodists!Hmmm...you know, I have always had this sneaking suspicious that there is a little Wesleyan in Stonch's background. Of course, there should be no scandal or even waft of something unseemly about such a thing. When I was of age, many a dram was sipped at the Manse. And when I last moved house an Anglican priest of my acquaintance snapped up all my brewing equipment and got to making very nice Belgian ales. Heck - once, back in 1986 when I was in Brussels but had no idea what I should have been doing, I attended an English language church that had a pub right in the basement. Now that I know something about Belgian beers, the idea is somewhere between naively charming and obscene. The beer I remember most from that trip? Jupiler. Yes. I know. I apologize.
Join the discussion at the St Dunstan Inn, Macclesfield, England on Tuesday, October 23, from 7.30pm.