From THE CHURCH TIMES:
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, during the House of Bishops meeting in York, a naked woman guest triggered a fire alarm at the Park Inn in York. There were about 50 bishops staying at the hotel at the time and they had to evacuate the hotel when the fire alarm went off.
“The alarm seems to have been triggered when two young ladies, who were pickled, came back late at night. One of the two ladies was naked, and one of the bishops had to take his dressing gown off to cover her naked ness. I think the other woman was also trying to take her clothes off, too, but she was stopped in time," reported he Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Stephen Platten
The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, said: “It would be a good ethical test on a board game to ask what you do if you are a bishop and you open the door to find a naked lady outside. I think that throwing your dressing gown out passes the test.”
COMMENT: His test, maybe. Whether it would pass the JCF test is an entirely different matter and I have a sneaking suspicion it most definitely wouldn't.
"Is that a crozier in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?"
Thanks to Ann Fontaine for sending this report in to MadPriest Towers. Ann doesn't say if she was one of the ladies involved in the incident or not. And that's close enough for me to start a scurrilous rumour. Pass it round!