There is a hush within the congregation. No one wants him to leave because he is so popular.
Fred Smith, who owns several car dealerships in London, stands up and proclaims, “If the Vicar stays, I will provide him with a new Mercedes every year and his wife with a Volkswagen mini-van to transport their children!” The congregation sighs in appreciation and applauds.
Sam Brown, a successful entrepreneur and publican, stands and says, “If the Vicar will stay on here, I'll personally double his salary and establish a foundation to guarantee private secondary school education for all of his children!” More sighs and loud applause.
Agnes Jones, age 88, stands and announces with a smile, “If the Vicar stays, I will give him free sex.” There is total silence.
The Preacher, blushing, asks her, “Mrs Jones, you're a wonderful and holy lady, whatever possessed you to say that?”
Agnes's 90-year old husband, Joe, is now trying to hide, holding his forehead with the palm of his hand and shaking his head from side to side, while his wife replies, “Well, I just asked my husband how we could help, and he said… Fuck him”.