Meet the church running punk fan who wears biker boots and hot pants!September 9th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 9 (ANI): A punk fan, who has six piercings, wears biker boots with hot pants and enjoys going to gigs and nightclubs, is running a church in Cotswolds village.
The Rev Skye Denno is a fan of Sex Pistols punk band and admits that parishioners often stare due to her rock star-style clothes.
But insists that her look makes her more approachable.
The 29-year-old was ordained as a Church of England deacon this summer and is now curate at St James the Great in Dursley, Gloucestershire.
“My clothes and how I look haven”t been a problem, the Telegraph quoted her, as saying.
“I think it makes me more approachable and I haven”t heard any grumbles. At the most people have been a little surprised.
“I did walk down the street in biker boots, my hot pants and a dog collar and got a few looks. I forget because that’’s who I am. I don”t do it to be difficult - it’’s just me.
“I think God has chosen me because I am me not because I am a woman. The church can get quite cliquey and it’’s important for me to keep it real and not be another stuffy, middle-class vicar,” she added.
Denno calls her new job an “apprenticeship” as she helps parishioners in Dursley with their problems and assists the rector, the Rev Janet Bromley.
“I think I love working for the church because every day is different,” Rev she said.
“Also, other than working for God you are really your own boss and it is nice to have that freedom,” she added. (ANI)