From “gritty” to “damp” Lawrence Edmonds has licked 45 cathedrals across Great Britain and is on a pilgrimage to lick the rest.
Edmonds admits “it’s a bit weird” but when his flatmate bet him he couldn’t lick every Anglican cathedral in the UK, Edmonds rose to the challenge.
He’s travelled some 5000 miles since he accepted the bet, back in January 2011 and has until the end of the year to complete his unorthodox assignment.
According to the 26-year-old some of the tastiest cathedrals include Lichfield - “not too salty" - and Lincoln - "the beauty enhanced the flavour", while one of the worst was Wakefield.
"Hopefully I didn't catch anything from that" he told the BBC.
Although he's not a Christian, he stresses that his mission is in "no way intended to be disrespectful" and has only been shooed off the premises once, by a red-faced verger at Southall minister.
"I know this can be seen as offensive, but I don't see what I'm doing like that. I'm just trying to highlight these buildings," he told the BBC.
Indeed, what started as nothing more than a quirky quest has turned into something of a personal journey.
"It’s not all about the licking, he writes on his blog.
On his travels to some of Britain’s most beautiful buildings, he’s documented his reflections on their history and the communities they serve.
He writes he hopes to raise awareness of “the outstanding cathedrals we have in this country, many of which are currently suffering financially and need thousands of pounds a day just to keep their doors open."
Moved by the beauty of some of the places he's visited, he writes: “The thought of cathedrals such as Ely, Lincoln and Wells closing almost brings tears to the eyes.
Edmonds still has 20 houses of worship to go, and is hoping to use his mission to help raise money for the cathedrals.