Bishop dared pal to send letter addressed to him and his 'sexy wife'

Bishop, 66, who dared his friend to send him a letter just addressed to ‘The Lord Bishop and his sexy wife’ says he was impressed with the Royal Mail after it arrived in the post

  • Dr John Inge, 66, dared his friend to write the address on a late Christmas card
  • His friend complied and despite having no address, the Royal Mail still delivered
  • The bishop tweeted an image of the envelope and jokingly thanked the Royal Mail 

A bishop was left stunned when he received a letter – addressed to ‘The Lord Bishop and his sexy wife’.

The Bishop of Worcester Dr John Inge, 66, received the envelope through his letterbox on Friday containing a late Christmas card from a friend.

Fortunately, both he and his wife H-J Colston-Inge, 52, saw the funny side.

The late Christmas card arrived on Friday with the cheeky address on the front of the envelope

Dr John Inge and his wife H-J Colston-Inge saw the funny side after he had dared a friend to send the card with the joke on the front

The bishop said: ‘It was from someone I know and when asked my address, I said ‘just send it to the Bishop of Worcester and his sexy wife’.

‘I wasn’t expecting the instructions to be followed! I was very impressed by Royal Mail when the letter arrived.’

The couple just celebrated their four year anniversary, and when they were engaged a picture of them appeared in the local paper.

Dr Inge said said: ‘Someone commented: ‘punching above his weight, methinks..’

‘I’d have to agree: it would be disloyal not to!

The bishop tweeted the card out and jokingly thanked the Royal Mail 

‘My wife is a phenomenon in her own right.’

Dr John Inge married H-J at St Katherine’s Church in Holt, near Bath, in January 2018.

He tweeted an image of the front of the letter captioned ‘Good old Royal Mail. This arrived safely yesterday.’ which has been liked over 1,000 times.

‘We were both very amused when it arrived,’ he added.

‘I tweeted it because I like to see fun and informative tweets, not unpleasant ones.’

H-J Colston-Inge speaks fluent Mandarin and run a youth education charity called Engage with China.

The charity aims to promote knowledge about the communist country in British schools and has been called a ‘friend of China’ by its president Xi Jinping.

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