Bringing in the Sheaves: Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest.

Coles, Richard.

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A look inside the life and thoughts of a gay Anglo-Catholic priest come radio presenter where he offers a pot-pourri of gossipy stories and anecdotes, mixed together with quite deep reflection and information about parish life loosely woven around the church year.


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After a life of sex and drugs and the Communards - brilliantly recounted in the highly acclaimed first volume of his memoirs FATHOMLESS RICHES - the Reverend Richard Coles went on to devote his life to God and Christianity. He is also a much-loved broadcaster, presenting SATURDAY LIVE on Radio 4 and giving us regular reason to PAUSE FOR THOUGHT on Radio 2. What is life like for the parson in Britain today? For centuries the Church calendar - and the Church minister - gave character and personality to British life. Today, however, as the shape of the year has become less distinct and faith no longer as privileged or persuasive, that figure has become far more marginal. In BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES, Reverend Coles answers this question. From his ordination during the season of Petertide, through Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter, he gives us a unique insight into his daily experience in the ministry, with all the joy, drama, difficulty and humour which life - and indeed death - serves up in varying measures. Written with extraordinary charm and erudition, BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES features a multitude of characters and events from parish life against a backdrop of the Christian calendar.

Book Details

Author Coles, Richard.
Format HC
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Number of Pages 256
Publish Date 6/10/2016
Catalogue BI001
Catalogue book number 107