Can you find heaven in a Londis shop? asks Wiltshire vicar turned author
HUNGERFORD Bookshop has organised a talk, Q&A and booksigning at Croft Hall, with Savernake vicar Colin Heber-Percy and The Bishop of Ramsbury Andrew Rumsey, who will be in conversation about their books Tales of a Country Parish and English Grounds: A Pastoral Journal.
The event, next Wednesday (February 23), starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, to include a glass of wine.
About the books: Colin Heber-Percy's thought-provoking and invigorating book Tales of a Country Parish draws upon a kaleidoscopic knowledge of nature, philosophy, poetry and music, as well as religious writings, and interlaces them with amusing and touching vignettes from his Wiltshire parish. As he follows the changing seasons, the author moves from the seemingly small and mundane to ponder big life questions - can you find heaven in a Londis shop, why is the Bible not like the Highway Code, what on earth are we all doing here? - while gently offering up wisdom and sustenance for all, regardless of faith and creed.
Tales of a Country Parish and English Grounds: A Pastoral Journal. In this journal of short, lyrical reflections, Andrew Rumsey takes us on an exploration of faith, place and identity. Focusing on the author's home in Wiltshire, as he arrives to take up an ancient role in a testing time, English Grounds is both an affirmation and critique of this country's Christian heritage. Together the essays challenge us to think more deeply about the place of the Church in the consciousness of the English, and the place of England in the consciousness of the Church.