Heretics, Transgressors, Guardian Angels,
Feral Nuns, Places of Worship & Theological Tracts
The Parish Church, with its unique corrugated-iron porch, is looked after by Dennis as
Verger and has Miss Edwards as organist. Dennis maintains the organ and
spends services at work in his Pump Cupboard.
A feature of the church is the brass memorial to a
medieval knight who is known as Sir Hugh de Wossname because
his actual name has been worn away by the action of Brasso
The font is connected to some
subterranean system whose gurgles foretell the weather.
Rev Wingfield Digby, now deceased, was the much-respected
former Vicar of Grunty Fen. His successor is The Rev Quentin Partridge who
is known by Dennis as ĎStoopidí. He is seldom seen
in the parish because his flock fray his nerves and
he retreats to retreats. He is terrified of the bishop and of his wife who is
an occult fortune teller and writer of the horoscopes in The Grunter.
2003 Grunty Fen was struck by a religious schism which left the parish Ďriven in twainí according to Dennis. To find out more,
listen to A
Blessed Nuisance from the album Trouble
The Feral Nuns are the Sisters of Perpetual Availability who, after
being ejected from their convent for immorality, now roam the fen on Vespa scooters terrifying men and living off the land.
Adrian is Dennisís Guardian Angel.
Adrian was a railway worker until he crossed the line one day to get a packet
of fruit gums from the machine on the other platform and was hit by a passing
express. Now he rides pillion on Dennisís bike and offers advice.
The village of Pious
End is remarkable because it has
more chapels, each of a different religious denomination, than it has
Monksí Bushes is an
area of dank scrub, named because medieval monks who upset the Abbott at Ely
were sent there apparently as a punishment but what they did in the bushes is
not known.† If youíd like to hear what
Dennis and Mr South got up to in Monksí Bushes, you need The
Fen In Winter from the
The Book of Ezeriah is a theological tract pertaining to the
spirituality of Grunty Fen. Click here to read more about this tract in a riposte written
by the theological ripostor Christopher Stephens.
The Grunty Fen
Temple Bastion of Eternal Strength and Perpetual Impregnable Citadel of
Everlasting Endurance, erected in 1923 as a global stronghold for a new world religion
which at one time claimed more than 17 members, The Grunty Fen Temple Bastion
of Eternal Strength and Perpetual Impregnable Citadel of Everlasting
Endurance fell down shortly after construction.