Naked gravestone-straddling escort told ‘there’s a time and place’
The church community in Dover was left shocked by an escort’s naked photos.
A vicar has suggested there is a ‘time and a place’ to celebrate the beauty of the human body after an escort posted naked pictures of herself clambering over a gravestone at a Kent village church.
The woman, known only as Gemma, 22, from Margate, posted nude photos of herself inside the Grade I 15th century listed Bartholomew Church, Goodnestone, Faversham, to a website in a bid to entice would-be clients.
As well as pictured on all-fours over a grave and crucifix, Gemma – who describes herself as ‘filthy’ and offering ‘domination and sensual fetish sessions’ – can be seen straddling the alter.
Reverend Andy Bawtree pointed out to the Dover Express: ‘Although God made the human body a beautiful thing, there is a time and a place for it.’
He added: ‘I think this is just sad that this young lady has decided to use the church, which is a big part of the community as it houses the post office, in this manner.
‘It’s a place of joy and worship. Surely there’s a better place to meet people.’
A spokesman for Churches Conservation Trust, which manages the building, said: ‘We’re very sorry to hear pictures of this nature have been taken at our church without our permission.
‘Our churches are open to all as heritage attractions and places of peace and calm.
‘We expect visitors to treat the buildings with the respect they deserve, as well as being respectful of the local community and their use of these buildings.’