HEAVENS above! Canon Ed Probert likes Elvis. His foot taps every time he listens to Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Shake, Rattle and Roll. He loves the vibrancy of early Presley, but finds the later music “rather poignant”.

The new Acting Dean of Salisbury throws revelations into the conversation like hand grenades and blows convention out of the water. He once took a sabbatical, the only one in his 32 years of ministry, and while driving from Mexico to Canada with a friend they found themselves in Memphis and made straight for Graceland. “It was like a pilgrimage,” he smiles.

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