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Real hot priest is married! Old Etonian vicar turned lockdown sensation marries girlfriend

An old Etonian handsome vicar dubbed the ‘wearable priest’ online has married his fiancée in an intimate ceremony after proposing during lockdown.

Pat Allerton, 42, a pastor in Notting Hill, is making waves Instagram over the past 18 months during the Covid-19 crisis with its trendy take on religion.

He shocked female fans when he announced his engagement to South African-born Kirsty Turnbull, 33, in January, after spending time in a bubble together at her family home in Hampshire during England’s third coronavirus lockdown.

According to Tatler, the couple married on July 10 in an intimate ceremony at a rural village church in Longparish and exchanged rings with the words “Love always…” engraved on the inside.

Pat Allerton, 42, a pastor in Notting Hill, has married his fiancée Kirsty Turnbull, 33, in an intimate ceremony after proposing during lockdown

Pat Allerton, 42, a pastor in Notting Hill, has married his fiancée Kirsty Turnbull, 33, in an intimate ceremony after proposing during lockdown

According to Tatler, the couple married on July 10 in an intimate ceremony at a rural village church in Longparish and exchanged rings with the words “Love always…” engraved on the inside.

The couple created an online link for family and friends to attend the service remotely and included a 13-minute pre-recorded message thanking loved ones for their support before the ceremony began.

Meanwhile, the bride wore a beautiful lace and chiffon dress from the French Notting Hill boutique, The Mews Bridal, with a veil embroidered with a Bible verse.

Pat’s sister hosted the garden party reception in her house next to the church, while the guests were charmed by Royal Academy Jazz Band by Finn Bradley.

The Old Etonian told before Tatler their relationship had reached a “make or break” situation before introducing her, saying he asked the question as they walked on the moor together.

The bride wore a beautiful lace and chiffon dress from the French Notting Hill boutique, The Mews Bridal, with a veil embroidered with a Bible verse

The bride wore a beautiful lace and chiffon dress from the French Notting Hill boutique, The Mews Bridal, with a veil embroidered with a Bible verse

The bride wore a beautiful lace and chiffon dress from the French Notting Hill boutique, The Mews Bridal, with a veil embroidered with a Bible verse

The bride wore a beautiful lace and chiffon dress from the French Notting Hill boutique, The Mews Bridal, with a veil embroidered with a Bible verse

The bride wore a beautiful lace and chiffon dress from the French Notting Hill boutique, The Mews Bridal, with a veil embroidered with a Bible verse

The couple created an online link for family and friends to attend the service remotely and included a 13-minute pre-recorded message thanking loved ones for their support before the ceremony began.

The couple created an online link for family and friends to attend the service remotely and included a 13-minute pre-recorded message thanking loved ones for their support before the ceremony began.

The couple created an online link for family and friends to attend the service remotely and included a 13-minute pre-recorded message thanking loved ones for their support before the ceremony began.

Pat revealed that while it “wasn’t exactly a complete shock” when he proposed, the moment didn’t exactly go according to plan.

He explained: “As I hugged Kirsty I started to say what a difficult year it has been etc… and for a moment she thought I was breaking up with her!’

He said he “lost his words” during the proposal, calling it “so strange” to ask the question after “years” of “wondering what it would be like.”

Meanwhile, he also revealed: “Amazingly after the event we saw a cross in the sky which, although I don’t pin it too much, was a nice encouragement that God was with us.”

Pat posed the question to Kirsty as she walked together on Yateley Common during lockdown earlier this year jaar

Pat posed the question to Kirsty as she walked together on Yateley Common during lockdown earlier this year jaar

Pat posed the question to Kirsty as she walked together on Yateley Common during lockdown earlier this year jaar

The Old Etonian sat in a bubble with Kirsty at her family home in Hampshire during England's third coronavirus lockdown

The Old Etonian sat in a bubble with Kirsty at her family home in Hampshire during England's third coronavirus lockdown

The Old Etonian sat in a bubble with Kirsty at her family home in Hampshire during England’s third coronavirus lockdown

Kirsty, who works for Year Here, a company addressing social issues in London, met Pat when she joined his former church, St Dionis in Parson’s Green.

Last year, the handsome pastor became an online sensation after taking to the city streets to “bring the church to the people,” playing Amazing Grace on residential street speakers before inviting residents to pray.

Since then, he has gained thousands of followers on Instagram, who follow him around the city as he posts various clips from services in the capital.

Pat's gorgeous blonde fiancé Kirsty, who runs Year Here, a company addressing social issues in London, met Pat when she joined his former church, St Dionis in Parson's Green

Pat's gorgeous blonde fiancé Kirsty, who runs Year Here, a company addressing social issues in London, met Pat when she joined his former church, St Dionis in Parson's Green

Pat’s gorgeous blonde fiancé Kirsty, who runs Year Here, a company addressing social issues in London, met Pat when she joined his former church, St Dionis in Parson’s Green

According to the Old Etonian, the blonde bombshell initially feared Pat breaking up with her before getting down on one knee while proposing (pictured left, with a friend)

According to the Old Etonian, the blonde bombshell initially feared Pat breaking up with her before getting down on one knee while proposing (pictured left, with a friend)

According to the Old Etonian, the blonde bombshell initially feared Pat breaking up with her before getting down on one knee while proposing (pictured left, with a friend)

Speak with Tatler last year he said, ‘I’m here for everyone, religious or not. I just want people to know that even in the darkest valley there is light, that there is hope and that there is a God who is here to help.”

When the UK first shut down last March, the handsome clergyman visited Portobello Road, introducing himself as the local vicar and playing the hymn, before inviting people to join him in praying the Lord’s Prayer.

After his five-minute shift, he was greeted with a minute of silence before the street erupted into applause and screams of requests to return.

Pat has been racing through the capital ever since, performing 64 of his portable services and visiting Chelsea, Kensington, the city of Westminster, Wandsworth and Shepherd’s Bush.

The handsome priest has attracted thousands of Instagram followers after offering five-minute sermons online

The handsome priest has attracted thousands of Instagram followers after offering five-minute sermons online

The handsome priest has attracted thousands of Instagram followers after offering five-minute sermons online

Among the services he has performed, he has provided services in seven hospitals, one nursing home and one prison.

He revealed how a particularly striking service came into the “shadow of Grenfell Tower,” calling it “incredibly emotional.”

He said, “Hearing the cheers and cheers after I put down the microphone sent shivers down my spine.”

The 'portable priest', pictured at the Church Times Cricket Cup in October 2019, has wowed residents across London with his services in which he plays Amazing Grace and performs the Lord's Prayer

The 'portable priest', pictured at the Church Times Cricket Cup in October 2019, has wowed residents across London with his services in which he plays Amazing Grace and performs the Lord's Prayer

The ‘portable priest’, pictured at the Church Times Cricket Cup in October 2019, has wowed residents across London with his services in which he plays Amazing Grace and performs the Lord’s Prayer

In another emotional moment, he was asked by a lady in Wandsworth who lost her husband to the coronavirus and was unable to attend a funeral.

He revealed what the “whole street looked like” before the service, saying that this was “the closest she was to saying goodbye to him.”

Pat called it “an honor” to have an “amazing audience” at a “strange and discouraging time.”

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