Finding the right church

PUBLISHED: 10:37 22 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:53 28 May 2010

BRAKESPEARE enjoyed the sense of humour Malcolm Moss injected into his speech to Parliament about the effect of migrant workers on Fenland. The Catholic church in Wisbech in my constituency is overjoyed at the congregation that it gets from the Polish co

BRAKESPEARE enjoyed the sense of humour Malcolm Moss injected into his speech to Parliament about the effect of migrant workers on Fenland.

"The Catholic church in Wisbech in my constituency is overjoyed at the congregation that it gets from the Polish community," said Mr Moss.

"It has two sittings on a Sunday simply to accommodate people. In fact, there is quite a joke about that. The first time the Poles arrived, they looked at the town and went to the biggest church, which of course is the parish church, which would have been the Catholic Church before Henry VIII got stuck into it.

"So, all these Poles turned up at the Church of England church and the vicar was absolutely overjoyed. His congregation must have multiplied overnight by a factor of about eight. Then they realised that they were in the wrong place and duly found the Catholic Church on the other side of town.


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