Touching Cloth: Confessions and Communions of a Young Priest
In conversation with David Lister
Finishes at: Sunday 29 October 1:00 PM
This irreverent memoir by Reverend Fergus Butler-Gallie explores the question most often put to him by friends, family, parishioners … and complete strangers ‘What made you become a priest?’
Why on earth would anyone in their 20s become a priest in this day and age when becoming a priest means dedicating one’s life to quiet prayer and spiritual contemplation.
The answer lies in the book’s stories, some very moving, almost all very funny. By sharing these stories Butler-Gallie encourages us to think bigger, to see what the Church can be at its best and to acknowledge the amazing variety of people who keep it going, providing a listening ear, company and community amid the chaos of the modern world.
‘Funny and touching in equal measure, the diary of a priest that ranges from slapstick to the hauntingly profound.’ – Tom Holland, author of Dominion
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 and was then educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
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