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  • Published: 23 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9781787635753
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $49.99
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Vicarious

Heaven, Hell and tombolas: the life of a young Vicar

  • Fergus Butler-Gallie


Richard Coles meets Adam Kay in this decidedly irreverent occupational memoir.

The very word 'reverend' inspires solemnity. To be a priest is to dedicate one's life to quiet prayer and spiritual contemplation. Isn't it?

Fergus Butler-Gallie reveals what it's really like to become a priest in the twenty-first century. Find out why black really is slimming, how to keep a straight face when someone is inadvertently hot-boxing a funeral, and which royal-themed biscuit tin can best contain a very loud personal alarm that no one knows how to switch off. Spot a sweet old lady trying to pay for a taxi with coinage from fascist Spain? Congratulations, shepherd, she's your problem now.

Behind the daily scrapes is an all-too-human love letter to the Church of England, and the amazing variety of people who manage to keep it going, providing a listening ear, company and community at a time when so many people desperately need it, as well as a reflection on what it means to follow a spiritual path amid the chaos of the modern world.

  • Published: 23 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9781787635753
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories: