We are delighted that our definition of Pastrix – created when Pastor Nadia Bolz Weber was getting some unpleasant feedback in the States – has been used on the back cover of her autobiography of the same name.
Snatched conversation between verses in a hymn.
“What does potentate mean?”
“What the hell is unction and how does one bestow it?”
“They’re playing this too slowly!”
A special committee called by the buttress when a vicar tries to implement a new project (such as the removal of old box pews).
“Guitars in church? I’m calling a denization, we’ll put a stop to this!”
Movement made by an individual when either arriving to church late or nipping out during a quiet moment to the toilet – an attempt to make as little noise as possible.
“She walked with decretum down the side aisle.”
The ambient temperature of all vestries older than 100 years.
“I’m not getting changed in there, it’s all culdee.”
Moment during the offertory hymn when two collection plates collide.
“There was a crossfigill today, poor Joan didn’t know which bag to put her envelope into!”
Mercifully and surprisingly short sermon. The opposite of a triforium.
Left over food after a parish ‘faith lunch’. Usually comprised of inedible vol au vents, one quiche too many and some curly sandwiches.
“Anybody want to take this almuce home? No? Thought not.”