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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 02, 2006

The U.K.'s Church Times seldom fails to bring a tear to the eye. Or at least to make one's nose run.

A PRIEST in south London believes that her colourful personality builds bridges with parishioners. The Revd Wendy Saunders, Priest-in-Charge of St Saviour's, Eltham, sports pink hair, and is now the proud owner of a pink Nissan car.

During a sabbatical three years ago, she dyed her hair pink. "It was one of those things I did with no intention of keeping it. But, sadly, one of the children from our parent-and-toddler group was diagnosed with a brain tumour. While visiting the family, the husband, who had nothing to do with church, commented that I was nothing like a vicar because of my hair, and we got chatting. That was the start of something. Sadly, their daughter died, but when I took the funeral, I felt we had a good relationship -- helped, of course, by the pink hair."

What an interesting story.

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