You don't get '3 Hail Mary's and a Glory be' at our church as your penance - oh no! you get hard labour. These three ladies had been caught yawning during one of the deacon's forty minute homilies.
I am proud to say that the lady in the middle is one of the 31 people it has been my privilege to baptise during my time at Ham. She is an extremely generous person - as are the other two helpers. Maria (on the left) is our sacristan and flower lady. She spends hours every week in the service of the Church.