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Monday, August 27, 2012


I've been watching a British tv series about an Anglican priest in London, Rev. You can watch an episode from HULU below at the bottom of this post ... BTW, it's maybe a bit beyond US tv censorship standards, but it's been a long time since I've had tv service so I'm not sure ;).

Wikipedia states ....

The Reverend Adam Smallbone is an Anglican priest who has recently moved from a small rural parish to the "socially disunited" St Saviour in the Marshes in East London. Unable to turn anyone away from his pastoral care, Smallbone is faced with a collection of moral challenges as he balances the needs of genuine believers, people on the streets, and drug addicts, as well as the demands of social climbers using the church to get their children into the best schools.

Adam has an impossibly difficult job being a modern city vicar. His wife, Alex who has her own career as a solicitor to worry about, provides fantastic support for him, seeing through his life as a priest, whilst not being involved with his work. He is also supported by lay reader Nigel, who believes he should be running the church. In supervision is Archdeacon Robert, who puts pressure on Adam to increase the congregation and church income.

It's interesting to see the differences between the UK and US and also between the C of E and the Catholic Church - I feel like I'm missing many of the jokes, not being Anglican or British :) The church where the series is filmed is St Leonard's, Shoreditch. The show reminds me of a past US series about an Episcopal priest, played by Aidan Quinn - The Book of Daniel. You can read more about Rev. here - Life's Too Short/ Rev, BBC Two.


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