PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM — Things got a little hot under the dog collar when a vicar conducted a virtual sermon and accidentally set himself on fire.
The Church of England recently requested all public worship to be suspended until further notice because of the Coronavirus.
Reverend Stephen Beach from Saint Budeaux Church in Plymouth, decided to invite his flock to a virtual Sunday service, broadcasted live from his home last weekend.
To create the ambiance of his at-home sermon the vicar lit five candles and placed them in a cross-shaped candle holder in the near background of the video.
But as he spoke from the book of truth to his audience through the camera, he sat a tad too close to one of the naked flames.
And in typical British fashion, he deemed himself on fire with, "Oh dear, I've just caught on fire. Oh, my word."
The video was shared by the vicar's niece on Twitter and since the video went viral, the priest's niece has reassured the internet that her uncle is unharmed, except for a new hole in his favorite sweater.
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