Mayor of Hounslow drops in to support Job Swap

Reverend Derath Durkin and Landlord Lee Bartlett Swap Jobs This Weekend


Vicar swaps pulpit for pulling pints

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When Reverend Derath Durkin exchanges serving her congregation at St. Faith's for customers of the Lord Nelson on Saturday 30th January she will be met with local support from her congregation, Lord Nelson regulars and the Mayor of Hounslow.

The Mayor of Hounslow will be making an official visit to the Lord Nelson on Saturday 30th January between 8.00 and 9.00pm to support Reverend Durkin and landlord Lee Bartlett. A video interview of Derath and Lee can also be seen.

The Worshipful The Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow, Councillor Paul Lynchadds that “There is definitely a confessional side to any landlord’s duties, and the best clergy always bear in mind the text “It is a poor heart that never rejoices.” I have often as a Councillor been alerted or introduced to someone I was able to help because they had started talking to their local priest or publican. In those cases the conversation has usually helped structure and define the problem. I have once or twice suggested that religion might help when people come to me with difficulties that are beyond man’s resolving. I have never actually suggested to a constituent that a pint in to local might do more than a Councillor’s intervention, maybe I should. After all, as the poet says:

“Malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man.”

January 29, 2010

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