A new bishop says parishioners cheered after they were surprised with a gift of £10 each at his inauguration.
Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Stephen Lake, said it was the first time he had seen a congregation “burst out in applause”.
He said the money, given by two anonymous donators, was to show people can make the most of what they have been given.
Bishop Lake said: “It was a great start to a new ministry.”
He added: “They [the congregation] were given the £10 because we were living out the gospel, read out in the service. Taken from Luke, The Parable of the Talents, also known as The Parable of the Pound.
Bishop Lake said: "It's about making the most of what you've been given."https://t.co/Ua17iMI6e8
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