Firstly, a huge big THANK YOU to my thoughtful and generous readers who have been buying stuff through my Amazon widget. I have just received my second commission cheque ($137) and this time it only took 3 months to get up to the minimum amount Amazon will send out ($100).

But, I'm afraid it is not enough to stave off destitution and, as it's the beginning of the month and the bills are now due, I have to appeal to your generosity yet again. Of course, those of you who kindly donate on a monthly basis need do nothing more, you are already on my list of wonderful people. But, I would be really grateful if those of you who prefer to send one off donations would consider doing so. It's not only for my living expenses but also for the administration of my blogs which cost upwards of £100 a month to keep going as I pay for licenses and royalties and other stuff so that my activities are completely legal.

Anyway, that's enough of the craven solicitation of cash, here's the usual blurb:

The administrator of this site is the Reverend Jonathan Hagger (a.k.a. MadPriest). He is a Church of England priest but he receives no salary from any church or any other employer.
At present his ministry consists entirely of his work at St. Laika's and OCICBW...

However, he likes to eat occasionally and his blogs cost quite a bit of money to run. So, in true Anglican style a collection plate is being made available for your donations (via PayPal).

Full accounts will be posted here each year. You will never be asked to pledge or tithe but a regular monthly contribution from you would give him security and peace of mind.

You do not need to have a PayPal account to subscribe or donate via the buttons below.

Another way to help Jonathan is to buy Amazon products via his Amazon shop. Details of how to do this can be on the right hand sidebar.



  1. Why does Jonathan not get a proper job. If no one wants to employ him as a priest, then there are many other places of employment. Supermarkets – Funeral directors – council workers – other than begging……..

  2. Payday is Friday – I intend to up my pledge (at least this once) in honor of the trolls, haters, flamers and other jealous types who wouldn’t know ministry if it gave them a big hug kissed them on both cheeks.

  3. hey rollie trollie…first off, there was this guy named Jesus; perhaps you’ve heard of him? His advice was…when someone asks, give…not, ‘hey buddy get a job’.

    Secondly, you wouldn’t know…but i do. There are not a ton of jobs out there for clergy or ex-clergy in the secular market place. An awful lot of employers are not keen on letting a God-guy into the room. And you can’t really hide it like you can hide ‘I used to be a plumber’. See, there’s this thing about resumes and listing education etc.

    have a little mercy, dude

    ps MP sent a paypal gift…wish we could just out and out hire ya

    blessings danielj