Religion: Confetti

Church councils in England were busy last fortnight with a small but distressing problem: the practice of confetti-throwing at weddings. Chief objection to it: it litters up the church. Rev. E. G. Hall, rector of Friern Barnet, thought he had found a way to control confetti. He would charge five shillings ($1.25) extra per wedding, to be forfeit should any confetti be thrown. At Hatneld, Herts., it was proposed to charge ten shillings. Pontificated Rev. Oscar Stanway, vicar of Claygate, Surrey: "Confetti-throwing is meaningless and messy!" Even worse, said he, is the...

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