Peter Simple, who wrote the Way of the World column in the Daily Telegraph, which was the pseudonym, of Michael Wharton, with his grotesque gallery of characters, including the Reverend Spacely-Trellis, surely a stereotype for the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, or as Private Eye call him, Oilwellby.
Dr Spacely-Trellis — progressive Bishop of Bevindon in the Stretchford Conurbation, where his domestic chaplain is the mischief-making Rev. Peter Nordwestdeutscher (a parody of Anglican peace activist Paul Oestreicher). He is almost always referred to as 'the go-ahead Bishop of Bevindon'. Anticipated and strongly resembles David Jenkins, Richard Harries , Rowan Williams and many other Anglican clerics.
My favourite is probably:
- Dr Heinz Kiosk — A psychoanalyst and rentaquote pundit who, at every manifestation of anti-social behavior, is ready to deflect responsibility from the individual perpetrator and onto society as a whole; as reflected in his catchphrase "We are all guilty!" [ 3 ]