‘I was as surprised as anyone’ says shocked Clergyman Rev George Tinkler.
‘The strange thing was I had no idea anything untoward was happening until I heard gasps from the congregation.
I was well into my sermon on the Holy Spirit, in fact unusually for me I had my eyes closed such was the passion I was feeling. I remember thinking, this is going well and giving myself ten out of ten for an unusually exciting Sunday Address. That when I heard a sort of muffled scream. I opened my eyes and discovered I was floating at least three foot off the ground’.
Shocked parishioner and member of surprised congregation George Farmer (local er…farmer. 87) gives his version of the events…
‘I’d actually dropped off as I find the Vicar’s sermons excruciatingly boring, when suddenly my wife, Matilda swore out loud, which is unlike her, especially in Church, and nudged me. I opened my eyes and the first thing I saw was the Rev hovering above the ground. For a moment I though it were another of his tricks to get our attention but no, this was genuine. I can tell thee, it scared the pants off me and the missus. We don’t know what to think. A lot of folk were saying it were one of them there, miracles but I don’t know. I saw the Exorcist’.