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Tributes to the Speaker’s Chaplain

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West 3:35 pm, 31st October 2019

It is a privilege to follow Jim Shannon.

Stephen Pound referred to the holy mass. What is the meaning of the word “holy”? Daily, at Prayers, we invoke the fellowship of the Holy Ghost. I know that the hon. Member for Strangford would say “Holy Spirit”, but I prefer to stick with the original words. I have no idea how to define “holy” or “holiness”, and I am satisfied that there is no satisfactory dictionary definition, but I know holiness when I have encountered it, and we have encountered it in the presence of Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin.