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Touching Cloth

Confessions and communions of a young priest

«A warm-hearted and frequently hilarious insight into the daily life of the clergy that won over this inveterate atheist.»

Nick Pettigrew, author of <i>Anti-Social</i>

'Touching Cloth can be compared to Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt and the writings of the Secret Barrister' Observer

'I laughed my way through this... Funny, fascinating, and gorgeously humane' Marina Hyde

'Funny and touching in equal measure' Tom Holland

A laugh-out-loud memoir of becoming a 21st-century priest, Touching Cloth is also a love letter to the Prayer Book, Liverpool, funerals, cake tins, lager and, above all, to what the Church of England can be at its best.

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 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.

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'Touching Cloth can be compared to Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt and the writings of the Secret Barrister' Observer

'I laughed my way through this...
Funny, fascinating, and gorgeously humane' Marina Hyde

'Funny and touching in equal measure' Tom Holland


A laugh-out-loud memoir of becoming a 21st-century priest, Touching Cloth is also a love letter to the Prayer Book, Liverpool, funerals, cake tins, lager and, above all, to what the Church of England can be at its best.

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 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.

Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin (Transworld)
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
208
ISBN
9781529176117
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

The Reverend Fergus Butler-Gallie is a writer and priest who has ministered in parishes in Liverpool and Central London. He grew up amidst a large family of maniacs, was then educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and has spent time living and working in the Czech Republic and South Africa. He is the author of the bestselling Times and Mail on Sunday Book of the Year A Field Guide to the English Clergy and the Spectator Book of the Year Priests de la Resistance! He speaks regularly on radio, has written numerous articles for The Times, Independent, Guardian, Church Times, The Critic and The Fence, and won the 2022 P. G. Wodehouse Essay Prize. He is currently Vicar of Charlbury.

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«A warm-hearted and frequently hilarious insight into the daily life of the clergy that won over this inveterate atheist.»

Nick Pettigrew, author of <i>Anti-Social</i>

«A witty and adept guide to the foibles of the well-intentioned and all too human figures who follow holy orders... Touching Cloth can be compared to Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt and the writings of the Secret Barrister... there is a warmth and wit here that recalls everyone from Wodehouse to that other godly humorist GK Chesterton.»

Alexander Larman, Observer

«I may be a non-believer, but I laughed my way through this warm and witty book, which made me admire the irreverent reverend Fergus Butler-Gaillie even more than I already did. It is so engagingly written, and could sit deservingly in the tradition of Monica Dickens's tales of muddling amusingly through in unusual jobs where one might not be considered "a natural" (very high praise!). It's funny, fascinating, and gorgeously humane.»

Marina Hyde, columnist and author of <i>What Just Happened?</i>

«Funny and touching in equal measure, the diary of a priest that ranges from slapstick to the hauntingly profound.»

Tom Holland, author of <i>Dominion</i>

«Touching Cloth is a delight - a masterclass in the way pleasure, laughter and even God can be found in the most mundane moments of daily life.»

Edward Stourton, author of <i>Confessions</i>

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