Thursday, July 16, 2009

Meet The Vicar

Meet The Vicar

This is Sara. One of the priests in the Västerhaninge-Muskö parish. I met her at the Medieval Västerhaninge Church on Tuesday. And when I noticed her modern outfit I decided I had to take a portrait of her. Sara comes from Handen. She has a twelve year old daughter. Her hobbies include painting and playing classical music on her piano. Sara told me that she has been a priest for four years. The reason for my visit to the church was that I wanted to climb up the tower and have a look at the great view from up there. Unfortunately that wasnt possible on my visit as the man responsible for the tower was elsewhere. And that was probably for the best, as just a few minutes after I took this photo it started to rain and a thunderstorm quickly followed. And I know that the tower has been hit by lightning on at least one occasion

23 comments:

mrsmoss said...

awesome pictures that I enjoy!thanks! :)

Jacob said...

I've seen lots of priests in my time, even women priests, but nothing quite matches this one!

White Oleander said...

What a beautiful and stylish priest. A very fashionable one.

Clueless in Boston said...

She looks heavenly; or maybe I should say divine.

Antjas said...

I bet that church doesn't have a problem with empty pews on Sunday morning.

Leif Hagen said...

Steffe - I think you should start going to church more often! The female "Vicars" would take good care of you! Oj da!

Don and Krise said...

What an interesting cross-cut of people you have met. She has a very nice smile.

Olivier said...

un beau portrait, elle semble timide devant ton APN, ce qui la rend vraiment charmante
a nice portrait, her seems timid in front of your APN, what really makes it delightful

Gunn White said...

Steffe, you have done it again;-taken a very good portrait of someone in your community.
Well done
Anyway, as far as I know, we do not have any priest in Stavanger looking as good as her.
We do have quite a lot of Swedish people working here..... but unfortunately not as priests.

Eamon said...

All priests should look like this. It would increase congregation sizes everywhere. Great portrait again Steffe.

brattcat said...

What a great photograph. Your gallery of portraits really covers such a broad spectrum of humanity. They are always, always interesting. That sounds like some divine intervention that kept you out of the lightning-prone tower during the storm.

B SQUARED said...

I think the Man responsible for the tower was much higher up than the tower itself.

kostas said...

Very elegant lady but her looking so strange for us!

Lois said...

Love the outfit! The priest at my church is a woman also, but I have never seen her dressed like this.

MrsLittleJeans said...

OMG...that's the sort of priest I like to see. She is divine!

Leeds in Yorkshire photography - Paul said...

Funny, I saw a woman priest here in Leeds today, she was much more vicar of Dibley. Nice portrait Steffe.

slim said...

Excellent portrait, Steffe. She is the most stylish vicar have seen to date. I will definitely share this with my minister (female).

Ken Mac said...

the hottest priest on earth!

Steffe said...

Thanks all. I'm sure Sara will be pleased with this response when she looks at the photo. That's a funny show Paul, I have seen it on BBC and on a Swedish channel as well.I never go to church Leif, I'm probably the least religious person on the planet. But I know a good portrait when I see one!

Tinsie said...

What an unusual portrait! Excellent shot, well done.

Our local vicar is also female, blonde and charming, but nowhere near as funky as Sara appears to be.

Sally said...

Which church does she belong to?
Does Sweden have a national church? I believe in Finland it is Lutheran.

Steffe said...

It's Evangelical Lutheran.More facts in English here.

foto-rolero54 said...

This is beautiful, cheer!