Oil worker ‘gobsmacked’ at news he was to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury

Oil industry worker Justin Welby (56) says he was ‘gobsmacked’ when he heard he was to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

‘I was having a few morning pints with the lads before being flown back for another six months on the oil rigs,’ he said, ‘when the landlord said he’d heard on the telly that I was to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. I was bloody gobsmacked.’

But it was only after Justin had bought several celebratory rounds that he discovered it was all a mistake.

‘It seems there’s another guy with the same name who worked in the oil industry. But I should have known it was a mistake – the nearest I’ve ever been to attending church was when I once fell through the roof of St Martin in the Fields’ he said.

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Posted: Nov 9th, 2012 by

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