Irreverent rooster interrupts Canterbury Cathedral online prayer service

31 July 2020, 11:23 | Updated: 31 July 2020, 11:59

By Sian Hamer

This sermon-crashing rooster couldn’t have timed his crow any better…

A rooster decided to interrupt The Dean of Canterbury’s morning prayers with a hearty crow, and the comedy timing couldn’t have been better.

As the clergyman read the line, “And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed, and the lord turned and looked at Peter…”, the brazen cockerel simultaneously let out a sudden squawk.

The timing is impeccable, and somehow The Very Revd, Robert Willis, manages to continue his prayer without any hesitation.

It’s clear this confident cock – who is appropriately named ‘Russell Crow’ – thinks he rules the roost.

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Canterbury Cathedral, which reopened on Saturday 4 July along with other places of worship, has been delivering virtual services for worshippers since the UK went into lockdown.

But it seems animals just can’t help crashing their morning prayer videos.

At the end of May, a naughty cat decided to sneak into a vicar’s cassock as he delivered a sermon.

And earlier this month, another cheeky feline couldn’t resist drinking Revd Robert’s milk during an online prayer service (watch above).

These spontaneous creature cameos never fail to make us smile...