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15 Things You’ll Find At A Church Service For Clowns

The annual Clowns Church Service is held every year in London to commemorate the life of celebrated English clown Joseph Grimaldi.

1. A church that’s more crowded than a clown car.

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Grimaldi (1778–1837) was a pantomimist who popularized the white-makeup look associated with clowns today. Following the annual Clowns Church Service, which began in 1946, attendees in full makeup traditionally perform for the public.

2. Lots of gossip.

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“Did you SEE how big Fanny’s red nose is? She totally had work done.”

3. Law enforcement.

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Seriously, don’t mess.

4. Clergy, clowns, and puppets uniting as one.

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The new Holy Trinity.

5. Tiny hats.

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Also: crucifixes.

6. Flawless fashion.

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7. Even more flawless footwear.

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8. Topical cakes.

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That’s a picture of Grimaldi.

9. And the cutting thereof.

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Kermit looks ready to dive in at any moment.

10. Fluffy toilet brushes?

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11. Rapt attention.

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12. Not-so-rapt attention.

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At least three generations of clowns are repping here.

13. Beige food.

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14. Not-so-beige makeup.

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15. Remembrance.

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