Despite Booksups traditional feelings, however, the choir reckons that, as vicars go, the present man is actually not bad after all. He hardly ever tries to meddle with the music and simply joins in singing the tunes he knows with a very enthusiastic, generally flat sort of growl. There are two basses in the choir who also sing like that so no one complains about the vicar. An ever-optimistic married man with three lively teenaged daughters who never come to church, three boisterous Ladbradors who insist on coming and a wife who manages them all with a cheerful determination in their chaotic Victorian vicarage, the vicar rejoices in seeing happy people in church.
from Hearts to Heaven and Tempers Raise by Reginald Frary