Sitting in bed drinking coffee and wondering whether to go to church today (do other preachers do this?) I chanced upon a lovely piece in the Guardian Review about Mark Berry, working in Godless Telford (although the Guardian on-line calls it 'goldless' so maybe they need to go back to being the Grauniad for a bit longer).
Read the whole article, about people who are just plain awkward and swim against the tide, here. Mark is a fantastic guy and the piece is kind. He is not awkward; just pioneering. Fine line, I guess.