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VILLAGERS took communion in unusual surroundings - when a vicar blessed a brewery as well as his congregation.

About a dozen local residents gathered at the five-barrel Half Moon Brewery in Ellerton, near Elvington, to receive the body and blood of Christ, but with ale instead of wine.

Jackie Rogers started the brewery with her husband Tony in November, and was chatting to local vicar the Rev Francis Loftus last year when the idea struck them.

She said: “He knew it was his turn to take Communion in February and said ‘Why don’t we bless the brewery?’. We support the local church because for us it’s about the fellowship and the community.

“You have to be confirmed to take communion and take the body and blood of Christ in bread and wine. Rather than being wine, it was beer.

“We set the table out with the candle and offering in the brewery and the congregation sat in the brewery and received communion.”

There were about 12 people in the brewery for the ceremony last Thursday, which Jackie said was “big numbers for us” and Rev Loftus also blessed the brewery and the equipment and product inside it.

Jackie said: “It was a real community event and reached people who wouldn’t normally necessarily come into the brewery. He blessed the brewery which was great.

"We are about to brew a special beer with the water blessed this morning. The beer is going to be called Vicar’s Tipple and it’s going to be a light sort of hoppy beer.”

Vicar’s Tipple will be available in real ale pubs in the York area from the end of March.

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7:35pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Blimp says...

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
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10:16am Tue 4 Mar 14

YorkPatrol says...

Blimp wrote:
Brilliant, love it! More please.
More of what exactly????
[quote][p][bold]Blimp[/bold] wrote: Brilliant, love it! More please.[/p][/quote]More of what exactly???? YorkPatrol
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8:54pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

What a splendidly stupid story. So, a brewery is "blessed" - what advantages does this confer on it exactly? Will the beer taste any better?
Then you have the idea of "communion" which apparently involves eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a man. They call that cannibalism where I come from.
When I read things like this it reminds me that we are semi-evolved apes only 1.5% removed in DNA from Chimpanzees.
What a splendidly stupid story. So, a brewery is "blessed" - what advantages does this confer on it exactly? Will the beer taste any better? Then you have the idea of "communion" which apparently involves eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a man. They call that cannibalism where I come from. When I read things like this it reminds me that we are semi-evolved apes only 1.5% removed in DNA from Chimpanzees. Pinza-C55
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9:12am Wed 5 Mar 14

PhilR@Strike says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
What a splendidly stupid story. So, a brewery is "blessed" - what advantages does this confer on it exactly? Will the beer taste any better? Then you have the idea of "communion" which apparently involves eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a man. They call that cannibalism where I come from. When I read things like this it reminds me that we are semi-evolved apes only 1.5% removed in DNA from Chimpanzees.
So where do you come from Pinza? Borneo? lol
Just live with the fact that Monks in the old days first gave us Real Ale and good to see the Church still giving their support :)
As for the DNA quote?.... yes you most probably are, monkey boy!
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: What a splendidly stupid story. So, a brewery is "blessed" - what advantages does this confer on it exactly? Will the beer taste any better? Then you have the idea of "communion" which apparently involves eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a man. They call that cannibalism where I come from. When I read things like this it reminds me that we are semi-evolved apes only 1.5% removed in DNA from Chimpanzees.[/p][/quote]So where do you come from Pinza? Borneo? lol Just live with the fact that Monks in the old days first gave us Real Ale and good to see the Church still giving their support :) As for the DNA quote?.... yes you most probably are, monkey boy! PhilR@Strike
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2:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

PhilR@Strike wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
What a splendidly stupid story. So, a brewery is "blessed" - what advantages does this confer on it exactly? Will the beer taste any better? Then you have the idea of "communion" which apparently involves eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a man. They call that cannibalism where I come from. When I read things like this it reminds me that we are semi-evolved apes only 1.5% removed in DNA from Chimpanzees.
So where do you come from Pinza? Borneo? lol
Just live with the fact that Monks in the old days first gave us Real Ale and good to see the Church still giving their support :)
As for the DNA quote?.... yes you most probably are, monkey boy!
No , British born and bred. You don't regard eating human flesh and drinking human blood as cannibalism? If that's true you could be the next Jeffrey Dahmer.
"Just live with the fact that Monks in the old days first gave us Real Ale and good to see the Church still giving their support".
Sorry son, there was real ale long before anybody believed in an Invisible Man In The Sky and his Zombie Son.
"As for the DNA quote?.... yes you most probably are, monkey boy!"
You too. From Wikipedia "Modern humans (Homo sapiens) are the only remaining species of the hominids, a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity, sociality and tool use; and a general trend toward larger and more complex brains", I'll excuse you from the "complex brain" part.
[quote][p][bold]PhilR@Strike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: What a splendidly stupid story. So, a brewery is "blessed" - what advantages does this confer on it exactly? Will the beer taste any better? Then you have the idea of "communion" which apparently involves eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a man. They call that cannibalism where I come from. When I read things like this it reminds me that we are semi-evolved apes only 1.5% removed in DNA from Chimpanzees.[/p][/quote]So where do you come from Pinza? Borneo? lol Just live with the fact that Monks in the old days first gave us Real Ale and good to see the Church still giving their support :) As for the DNA quote?.... yes you most probably are, monkey boy![/p][/quote]No , British born and bred. You don't regard eating human flesh and drinking human blood as cannibalism? If that's true you could be the next Jeffrey Dahmer. "Just live with the fact that Monks in the old days first gave us Real Ale and good to see the Church still giving their support". Sorry son, there was real ale long before anybody believed in an Invisible Man In The Sky and his Zombie Son. "As for the DNA quote?.... yes you most probably are, monkey boy!" You too. From Wikipedia "Modern humans (Homo sapiens) are the only remaining species of the hominids, a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity, sociality and tool use; and a general trend toward larger and more complex brains", I'll excuse you from the "complex brain" part. Pinza-C55
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