A Stony-faced Welcome!

A stony stare Canon A570IS, f4, 1/60 sec, ISO 80, 5.8mm

This fellow with the curious expression greets worshipers on their way into Christchurch in Rushbrooke, Cobh. I wonder who he is? Some famous Anglican like Latimer, Ridley, or Cranmer? Maybe one of the Apostles? Maybe the Architect of the church building? Maybe the winner of a competition (held in the 1860’s and presumably on a scratchcard) to “win a carving of your head to be placed at the entrance to the church being built in Cobh!?”

The thing is that he is always there, come rain or shine (hence the heavily pock-marked face). It doesn’t matter that the service starts at 9.45 am on a Sunday morning and he’s been out the night before, he is to be found at church every time, without exception. Now that’s what I call dedication…

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