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Vicar marks Pentecost Sunday by eating fire!

Well how do you draw crowds on Pentecost Sunday? Er, by eating fire behind the pulpit. Seriously …

A fire-breathing vicar has lit up his Gloucestershire church with a party trick he learnt in order to entertain friends at barbecues.

Reverend Nick Davies, of St Philip and St James’ Church in Cheltenham, was marking Pentecost.

“I don’t get many ooh’s and aah’s and gasps during my sermon but I did this morning,” he said.

At Pentecost the church celebrates the descending of the Holy Spirit for the first time on Jesus’s disciples.

The Bible says the disciples were together when they were filled with the Holy Spirit and what appeared to be tongues of fire came to rest on each of them.

Mr Davies has never accidentally set fire to anything but he said the church banners were moved to the far end of the building just in case.

“There were some suggestions that some people would like us to get rid of the pews, and this could be a good opportunity …Read More!