Fans of the TV comedy Absolutely Fabulous could be forgiven if they thought there was a little known about the church minister who delivered the Queen’s first official thanksgiving service.
Because in the 1990s, the Rev. Calum MacLeod had a cameo role playing a minister officiating at the doomed wedding of Saffy, daughter of Jennifer Saunders’ character, on the popular show.
AbFab’s creator, Ms Saunders, had discovered Mr MacLeod, then a young assistant minister at St Columba’s Church in Knightsbridge, west London, while scouting possible film locations.
In the 1990s, Rev. Calum MacLeod had a cameo role, playing a vicar officiating at the doomed wedding of Saffy, daughter of Jennifer Saunders’ character on the popular show
On September 13, Mr MacLeod, 53, led the thanksgiving service for the life of the Queen at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh
After wandering into the church where he was leading a Sunday school class, she was charmed by Mr MacLeod’s Glasgow Brogue and invited him to appear on the show, which also starred Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and Jane Horrocks. His on-screen appearance came as guests were sipping champagne upon their arrival at the church and he admonished them, saying, “There must be no alcohol in the church.”
On September 13, Mr MacLeod, 53, led the thanksgiving service for the life of the Queen at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.
He said the experience was nerve-wracking but also “poignant, meaningful and a great honor”.
Born in Glasgow, he worked as a pastor in Chicago for several years before returning to Scotland.
The Glasgow Rangers football fan is married to a lawyer and enjoys sailing off the west coast of Scotland.
https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/uncategorized/church-minister-who-gave-thanksgiving-service-for-the-queen-starred-in-absolutely-fabulous/ A minister from the church who was leading a thanksgiving service for the Queen starred in Absolutely Fabulous