Shining shoes on Maundy Thursday

Burley in Wharfedale shoe shiningTwo clergy from the Bradford Area, Revd Dr. Alastair Kirk and Revd  Paul Wheelhouse spent the morning of Maundy Thursday shining shoes.Shining Shoes

Between 7.30am and 9am, Alastair and Paul were in action at their local railway station, Burley in Wharfedale, shining the shoes of commuters and railway employees.  

For those mystified by their actions the explanation comes from the Gospels. Jesus washed the disciples feet at the Last Supper - the day before Good Friday - and shining shoes was a modern day version.

(Pictured top left, Paul shines the shoes of Shaz Khan, right Alastair and Paul with David Powell and Rae Turnbull, and Paul with Michael Fryatt)

 

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