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UNKNOWN VICAR   Views: 1920
unknown vicar   Comments: 17
Photo: Fred Foster   Item #: 28672  
unknown vicar
  This pic was lent to me by an acquaintance who found it in a house clearance. The person in the pic is from Wigan, Can anyone identify him for me?  

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Comments by GW., 20th November 2016  
Is it just me or does the unknown vicars head belong to someone else? Just saying.

Comments by Maureen, 20th November 2016  
Gw..I thought exactly the same.

Comments by Albert., 21st November 2016  
He certainly has large hands.

Comments by Mick, 21st November 2016  
The face and hands do seem out of proportion(oversized) to the body, but the photo has not been 'photoshopped' or altered in any other way.
The subject does seem to be leaning forward slightly, so he may be taller than the photo suggests, and this would make his face and hands seem out of proportion.
Rather than a Vicar, could this gentleman be a Roman Catholic Priest?

Comments by John Brown, 21st November 2016  
The edge of the church building looks a little like St Pauls' in Goose Green, if this helps anyone.

Comments by Albert., 21st November 2016  
The Reverend David will be an authority, on the mode of religious dress, of the differing religions.

Comments by Vb, 21st November 2016  
I very much doubt it is a catholic priest as a cassock would not have a sash around the middle. The buttons are down the centre as well and not to the side as appears in the photograph.

Comments by TomH, 21st November 2016  
VB the sash is a fascia "worn by clerics and seminarians with the cassock in the Roman Catholic Church" (quote)

Comments by Vb, 21st November 2016  
Hi Tom-as far as I know our priest wears a simple black cassock buttoned down the middle without a sash. Just before Mass he puts on the Alb which has a rope tie and then on top of that goes the Chasuble. I have seen Bishops wearing black cassocks with a different coloured sash or fascia though. I will have a word with our priest about this next time I see him. On the other hand perhaps he leaves the sash off when he is just checking everything's in hand before Mass

Comments by Rev David Long, 21st November 2016  david@scars.org.uk 
My first thought, looking at his hair, was that it was Bill Bynon - but he was once at St Matthew's Highfield - so I'd have expected Fred to have remembered him.
As for his cassock - it's a sarum cassock, worn with a cincture. That labels him as a High Church Anglican. Later editions would wear cassocks similar to the Roman cassock with 33 buttons down the centre (one for each year of the life of Jesus, according to tradition) - but, as an Anglican (and a protesting Catholic), his cassock would have 39 buttons (one for each of the 39 Articles of the Church of England).

Comments by Maurice., 22nd November 2016  
If this has not been photoshopped,then the Priest has a big head.

Comments by Vb, 24th November 2016  
Tom is correct about the seminarians wearing a sash with the cassocks- I have seen them myself in Rome on many occasions. Very interesting Reverend re the buttons on the cassocks and what they represent.

Comments by Garry, 25th November 2016  
Superimposed head for me!

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 25th November 2016  
Ha ha haah !,...You're really quite fond of the word ' superimposed ' aren't you Garry ?. In fact, The impression I get is that it's probably one of your favourite words...if not you're absolute favourite. ...Am I right ?...Come on you rascal, own up, it is isn't it ? I've heard you come out with it often enough. To be fair though mate, and if I'm being perfectly honest, I can see where you're coming from in this instance. Also, at the risk of appearing to be disrespectful to the poor bloke, ( after all, he had no say in the size of his head,.....,or his hands either for that matter), but for me GW nailed it when he stated that it could actually belong to another person...In fact, it reminds me of one of those faces on sticks that Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer used to come up with on ' Big Night Out '. I do realise also of course, that these comments will probably render me' persona non grata ' on this site, ( Google it Garry ), mais, je m'en tap. ( to coin a phrase ).

Regards. Ozy.

Comments by Garry, 26th November 2016  
That's what I believe Ozy, easy done today with computers.
hope I didn't offend anyone.

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 26th November 2016  
No worries mate, you certainly didn't offend me. Just having a laugh, surely you must know me by now. No offence intended. All the best pal.

Regards. Ozy.

Comments by Garry, 27th November 2016  
Cheers Ozy.

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