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Wiltshire Church Accidentally Keeps The Second Commandment

BBC News - Cleaner removes 'face of Jesus' from Wiltshire church

An "image of Jesus" seen in dripped wax by worshippers at a church in Wiltshire has been removed by a cleaner.
The face was first spotted by a church warden at the parish church of Ogbourne St George at Easter.
The image, described as a a man with a long beard, was formed by candle wax dripping from the church's pulpit...

Despite going through the church's cleaning rotas, no-one has admitted to scraping away the wax image.
"I felt really disappointed actually and I wished I'd done more about preserving it," admitted Mrs Irwin.
"The Church of England is not very good at this sort of thing and if I'd done something sooner it could have been a bit of a money spinner."

But that is what the dear old C of E is all about - none of that idolatrous worship of waxen images with pennies being put in the slot... Another finger of Bushmills and I will come over all Dr Ian and start denouncing the Whore of Babylon and Graven Images....

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When you consider that the early protestant church was set-up as a reaction to perceived catholic idolatory, this is amazing stuff. Should they not know the history of their own church?

An "image of Jesus" seen in dripped wax by worshippers at a church in Wiltshire has been removed by a cleaner.

Never mind - He'll be back.

Some of us rather enjoy the whole smells and bells aspect of church and worship.

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