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The latest news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective

By staff writers
4 Jul 2003

Bond girl becomes anglican vicar

-4/7/03

A former model who appeared with Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies has been ordained an Anglican vicar in Liverpool.

Shannon Ledbetter, 39, has been appointed curate of St Mark's Church in Knowsley village, Merseyside, reports the Daily Express.

Whilst she insisted that her faith remained her foundation she also said that modelling had been enjoyable and had given her a fun lifestyle.

In the 1997 bond film, she wore a tight black PVC outfit.

Ledbetter says she got the part because "a friend who was a costume designer knew I could fit into a tight dress they had for a party scene."

She said: "I know it seems like a strange change of career but I wanted to do something within the church."

"A bit of sex appeal might encourage people who see religion as boring and stuffy to think again."

The Church of England also appeared enthusiastic about the appointment.

A spokesman said: "It's important that we can recruit more women and younger ministers."

Bond girl becomes anglican vicar

-4/7/03

A former model who appeared with Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies has been ordained an Anglican vicar in Liverpool.

Shannon Ledbetter, 39, has been appointed curate of St Mark's Church in Knowsley village, Merseyside, reports the Daily Express.

Whilst she insisted that her faith remained her foundation she also said that modelling had been enjoyable and had given her a fun lifestyle.

In the 1997 bond film, she wore a tight black PVC outfit.

Ledbetter says she got the part because "a friend who was a costume designer knew I could fit into a tight dress they had for a party scene."

She said: "I know it seems like a strange change of career but I wanted to do something within the church."

"A bit of sex appeal might encourage people who see religion as boring and stuffy to think again."

The Church of England also appeared enthusiastic about the appointment.

A spokesman said: "It's important that we can recruit more women and younger ministers."

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