After all of the adventures at Hogwarts, Rowling may be saying, all you want to do is snuggle up with a cup of tea and a vicar.
When Barack Obama tried to shush "loose talk of war," he got as much traction as a vicar giving a sermon during a soccer riot.
This woman attacked the vicar throughout the dinner party, for not being Christian enough.
Many people said openly that the vicar was past his work and should be pensioned off.
But say them she did at the altar, being compelled to do so by the vicar.
So she told the vicar, who smiled, and said, ‘We must elect you.’
I believe we all are—Meg and Elsie, and the boys, and even the vicar!
The vicar, in their first conversation, had opened his eyes as to the action of that pretended friend.
Opposite to her, on the vicar's left, sat the formidable rector's wife.
Jane went and went again to the shops for such provisions as she considered the vicar and Master Owen required.
c.1300, from Old French vicaire, from Latin vicarius "substitute, deputy," noun use of adj. vicarius "substituting," from vicis "change, turn, office" (see vicarious). The original notion is of "earthly representative of God or Christ;" but also used in sense of "person acting as parish priest in place of a real parson" (early 14c.).
The original Vicar of Bray (in figurative use from 1660s) seems to have been Simon Allen, who held the benefice from c.1540 to 1588, thus serving from the time of Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, and was twice a Catholic and twice a Protestant, but always vicar of Bray. The village is near Maidenhead in Berkshire.