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09:34 UK time, Tuesday, 12 January 2010

"May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible" - Service to bless smartphones and laptops at St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London.

In a tradition dating from medieval times, farm labourers would bring a plough to the door of the church to be blessed on the the first Monday after Twelfth Night, known as Plough Monday. But few, if any, workers in Canon Parrott's flock work the land, and so he updated the service to bless the congregation's laptops, iPhones and BlackBerries. As the organist played Gran Vals, perhaps better known as the Nokia ringtone.
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