Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams spoke today of his strange encounter with a shadey looking individual who accosted him outside his Canterbury residence yesterday morning.
'I was merely on way to do my usual morning service and as I turned around after the shutting the garden gate I found myself standing in front of a burly looking unshaven gentleman holding a scruffy looking jiffy bag containing what looked like some used banknotes'
An obviously shocked Dr Williams recalled what was said to him by the man ' he simply said "i'll keep this short and sweet reverend, when it comes to which one you like for the royal wedding, it's St Pauls, right" he then proceeded to stick his scruffy bag full of notes down the front of my cassock and said " theres five grand there cheif and theres another five grand when we get the nod, right".
Before I could respond he slapped me playfully on the face and walked off saying " you know it makes sense, see you under the dome".
Despite me shouting after him it's not the world cup bid you know and we don't do things like that in the church, he just ignored me and carried on walking'.
A spokesman for the rival venue Westminster Abbey was horrified to learn of the bribe and said ' only ten grand we'd offer at least twenty'.