Is this a splash of holy water on vicar’s bath tile?

The bath tile

Jane Sherwood

First published in News

A VICAR from South Oxford thought she spotted a sign from God in her bathroom – but her Facebook friends remain unconvinced.

Rev Jane Sherwood of St Luke’s Church, was taking a bath when she asked God to speak to her. She looked up and thought she could see the face of Jesus in a bathroom tile.

On Saturday, the vicar posted the image on her Facebook page, saying: “Asked God to speak to me then saw this picture of Jesus in the bathroom tile. #going slightly crazy.”

But others struggled to see the ‘Son of God’ in the mosaic tile from Homebase. Di Newberry posted on the social media site: “I don’t see Jesus – I see a bread and butter pudding.”

And Francesca Clifton added: “Can sort of see a person’s face if I slant my phone screen sideways, take off my glasses and squint my eyes.”

Rev Sherwood, 51, who lives with husband Jem, 48, son Sam, 17, and Sophia, 13, said she did not mind the comments. The vicar added: “It wasn’t meant to be that serious – it could make a very good sermon. God is already talking to you and you have to recognise it.”

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9:14am Wed 3 Sep 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

It's a happy golden retriever with tongue hanging out.

Given the state of the tile and grout though - time to get the bathroom fitters in.
It's a happy golden retriever with tongue hanging out. Given the state of the tile and grout though - time to get the bathroom fitters in. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 7

9:56am Wed 3 Sep 14

carli says...

looks more like rust...time the Rev went to specsavers!!!
looks more like rust...time the Rev went to specsavers!!! carli
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Wed 3 Sep 14

spottydotty says...

Ah yes! I can see it now - it's a Picasso classic, from his Deluded period...
Ah yes! I can see it now - it's a Picasso classic, from his Deluded period... spottydotty
  • Score: 2

2:42pm Wed 3 Sep 14

NicolaRamsey says...

gofundme x
gofundme x NicolaRamsey
  • Score: 0

5:30pm Wed 3 Sep 14

profgeof2000 says...

If thid is the state of the tile - hate to think what the plumbing looks like! Better pray that that is it not leaking...onto the tile!!!
If thid is the state of the tile - hate to think what the plumbing looks like! Better pray that that is it not leaking...onto the tile!!! profgeof2000
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Isawyoucoming says...

Definitely Joseph Merrick.
Definitely Joseph Merrick. Isawyoucoming
  • Score: 2

8:38pm Wed 3 Sep 14

cowley bob says...

Danish pastry ?
Danish pastry ? cowley bob
  • Score: 0

10:42pm Wed 3 Sep 14

H.J.Harris says...

Always nice to hear of a Vicar with a sense of humour. I often wonder when hearing claims like this, how does anybody know what the Messiah looked like ? They were a bit short of cameras in his day.
Always nice to hear of a Vicar with a sense of humour. I often wonder when hearing claims like this, how does anybody know what the Messiah looked like ? They were a bit short of cameras in his day. H.J.Harris
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Myron Blatz says...

In the good old days, it would have been the hand or foot of a saint which attracted pilgrims and filled the coffers. Whatever 'sells' religion, I suppose, and at least got a mention for the Vicar and church!
In the good old days, it would have been the hand or foot of a saint which attracted pilgrims and filled the coffers. Whatever 'sells' religion, I suppose, and at least got a mention for the Vicar and church! Myron Blatz
  • Score: 0
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