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Fergus Butler-Gallie

Touching Cloth: Confessions and Communions of a Young Priest
In conversation with David Lister

Starts at: Sunday 29 October 12:00 PM
Finishes at: Sunday 29 October 1:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale from Monday 31 July, 9:30 AM

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.

Doesn’t it?

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.