I actually think this guy is perfectly suited to being a person to minister to other sinners, simply because he understands and is not a pious ponce looking down his nose:
Rev Canon Dr Paul Shackerley is under investigation after swearing on Facebook, mocking religious events and complaining about having to go to church on Sundays.
The Rev Canon Dr Paul Shackerley, who joked that “sin is such fun”, was accused of being unfit for office.
A complaint was made to senior clergy in a letter that claimed he had lost the confidence of parishioners.
His comments began a few days before he was due to take part in a service at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, west London, where David Cameron’s daughter Florence was christened last year.
Dr Shackerley, the vicar of Doncaster minster, wrote on a Saturday earlier in the year: “I think I will put my feet up. I’ve done f— all today other than jazz lesson and visit a friend. I hear the fizz of tonic in my gin beckoning.
“Alas, I have religion tomorrow. At least I’m not preaching this week. Preaching next week at St Mary Abbotts [sic] Kensington though. Best make that a good one eh?” He also uploaded a photograph of himself with a snowman, and wrote: “Forgive my sin of frivolity. Sin is such fun! But I haven’t been having an inappropriate relationship with Snowy, who can longer be called a ‘snowman’ in the name of political correctness.”
A comment to a friend read: “P— myself! H, you are so funny!!! It was good to share over lunch yesterday and at the URC Homelessness ‘event’. I say ‘event’. It was hardly worship, was it? I hope you managed to get home okay. It was late by the time the URC [United Reformed Church] and Methodists finished. Good job we are Anglicans eh?”