It was interesting to discover some few weeks ago that Mrs. Isobel Morrell, a regular Mass-goer at our Cathedral church in Nottingham City, had created a line of plush toys with a clerical and religious disposition. She calls these stuffed bears 'Clerical Bears,' and has an online shop where she has succeeded in selling bears of several designs. Mrs. Morrell will make a display at an Artisan Fair that is being planned at the Cathedral this autumn. Meanwhile, here is a link to her account at the Etsy marketplace, where these and other items are on sale and more information is available about them. There is also an associated blog, that is linked here. The proceeds from the sale of these bears will benefit the Cathedral and its associated buildings.