Dancing vicar in 'best wedding entrance ever' as groom and bridesmaids bust some moves
AN EAST Yorkshire reverend has proved he is as good with his feet as he is with his words at his final wedding service.
Jonathan Evans marked the end of his 14-year stay at St Nicholas Church in Beverley by busting some moves to a special wedding dance.
Couple Shaun and Lucy Wilson wanted to do something different on their arrival at the church.
The congregation were left shocked when the bridal march suddenly cut into dance song Let's Get Married by Jagged Edge.
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Mr Wilson launched into the robot dance, while the bridesmaids danced down the aisle.
It finished with Rev Evans, sporting a pair of black sunglasses, clicking his fingers and shaking his thing to the music.
The dance was filmed and uploaded onto YouTube and has been viewed by almost 600 people.
Rev Evans said: "It was definitely one of the more unusual weddings for me.
"I suggested to the bride and groom about a more unusual wedding entrance.
"It was great fun."
Rev Evans came to the town in 1998, following a curate role in the Church of St Columba in east Hull.
He said: "When we came to St Nicholas I wasn't quite prepared for what it would mean, in practice, to be the vicar.
"Being a curate is a great preparation for being a vicar, but there are some things you only discover when you actually have to do the job yourself.
"The first few years were a major learning experience for me, and I thank those who were around in those early days for being so patient and supportive.
"I have been able to laugh and cry with the community and we have weathered some storms as well as growing out to the community and growing in numbers."
Rev Evans has now decided it is time to move on to Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire.
He said: "There comes a time when you need a fresh challenge and I also think the church will benefit from someone new with fresh ideas.
"We have done significant work here and I've really enjoyed my time and the people, who have been fantastic.
"I am privileged to have been here for 14 years.
"I've made some lifelong friends who I hope will keep in touch."
Fay Roberts, parish administrator, said: "He is an amazing person. A real figurehead who can put people ease.
"We are all pleased for him and wish him all the best in the future."
Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCxGUueYZCs to view the video.