West Leeds: Sheep ‘plots’ escape

The unlucky sheep fell into a grave at St Wilfrid's churchyard in Calverley.

The unlucky sheep fell into a grave at St Wilfrid's churchyard in Calverley.

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A stray sheep ended up in a ‘grave’ situation when it fell into a church burial plot.

The congregation at St Wilfrid’s in Calverley were worried when one of their flock disappered in the churchyard, where sheep are kept to keep the vegetation down. After searching for the missing ewe, Reader John Corbin heard bleats coming from beneath his feet - and discovered the runaway had fallen into a collapsed grave. He jumped into the old plot and managed to lift the sheep to safety.

“It was none the worse for its ordeal, apart from being very hungry.I have often reflected on the ‘sheep and goats’ parable but never thought I would end up re-enacting the parable of the lost sheep!”

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