Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James Piccadilly, handy for Fortnum and Mason

And in the Big News today from a Faith Perspective, I’ve been watching a drama about nuclear subs on the telly.

Nuclear subs are in the news.


Happy St Mathew’s Day everyone.


My point is clear.


9 thoughts on “Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James Piccadilly, handy for Fortnum and Mason

  1. This woman is the original whining pagan whom.we now know spends her Sundays watching BBC thrillers about submarines. Her rambling allusions are a pain in the hassock and I draw neither comfort nor concern from any of them. I also object to anyone billing her awful church as near Fortnum and Masons is her paganism and muddled thinking aimed at shopping elite instead of the wider community. People objected to her when she was in St Paul’s and I will certainly not derive anything from such thought now that she prattles at St James and watches Vigil with so much excitement.


  2. It’s understood that Rev Lucy is contractually obliged to toe her religion’s line but for a 21st century woman to claim that a men-only group meant “every possible political opinion was harnessed in the service of the common good” is simply daft.
    It’s easier for her to say this than to admit that her Mr Jesus was a man of his time, just like all the rest.
    Does she really believe her own tosh? If so, it’s cultish thinking and should be discouraged.


    1. There is actually a Bert Tosh that heads religious broadcasting from Northern Ireland but as you rightly observe the name suits better the outlandish garbled tenuousness proffered every session by people like Lucy Winkett. As I said before they could not stand any more of her in St Paul’s Cathedral and now why should we endure her incoherent musing about women in submarines and thinking that comes straight from cults and the occult as St James Piccadilly is now renowned for. The fakes seem to have gone but the pagan pranksters are alive and well in the shape of this irreverent woman cleric. I’ve never forgiven her rambling on about sanitary towels one Maundy Thursday and reference to submarines and the occupation of the Apostles was hardly better than such stupid feminism for the sake of it.


  3. Devious Dave spotted the one big “WHAT!” statement in the Rev Winkett’s TFTD. Saying, with no written evidence, that the disciples represented “every possible political opinion… harnessed in the service of the common good” is like saying Boris’s new cabinet represents everyone in the UK. – see the Attended Independent School graph. Which one of those is Boris’s Simon the Zealot? I would go for Rees-Mogg.

    I’m sure the idea of the first duty of a society being to protect the powerless from the powerful was thought of before the Babylonians were (possibly) the first to write it down too, although, obviously, I have no written evidence of that.

    When the Rev started talking about the Vigil submarine I thought she was headed for an analogy where Christians are a group of people who are locked away below the surface with no real idea what is going on in the real world above except for looking through the tiny periscope representing the bible.

    Sing along everyone – “We all live in a Christian submarine…Full steam ahead, Rev Winkett, full steam ahead!”.


  4. ‘Vigil’ isn’t bad, if you like that sort of thing, but the scenes inside the submarine are pretty unrealistic. Far too much room, for one thing. And I know that the Royal Navy’s doing its best to be more inclusive, but it hasn’t yet reached the stage where every other submariner is black, Asian or female.

    But one doesn’t expect naturalistic realism from a Sunday evening drama, just as one has learned not to expect historical realism from the BBoMS. Especially the Gospels, which were written decades after the events they pretend to depict, and pay no attention to what was actually going on in Judaea in the 30s. (Fun fact: Matthew the tax-collector probably didn’t actually exist).

    In other news, the CofE has apparently spent £250m since 2017 on its ‘Renewal and Reform’ programme, intended to increase the number of members and ‘depth of discipleship’, and to ‘re-imagine the Church’s ministry’. So successful has it been that the number of church members has fallen from 750,000 to under 700,000. We must look forward to equal or greater success in the years to come.


    1. Very encouraging; thanks for the link, Devious Dave. With increased pressure and the example of Radio NI, the BBC will surely find it harder and harder to uphold the fiction that only religious voices are capable of discussing moral questions. Radio 4 might have to take a big step and rename their slot Religious Thought for the Day. Otherwise, it’s got to be open to us all. Bring it on!


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