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  • A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now - product image

    A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now

    by Paula Clifford

    Paperback £11.99 £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-37-0

    Why has the end of time exercised such strong fascination over the human imagination? In this entertaining and thorough exploration of end-time ideas and beliefs, Dr Paula Clifford reaches some thoughtful and surprising conclusions about the apocalypse and the end of the world.

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  • Parish Nativity Play - product image

    Parish Nativity Play

    by Kevin Carey

    Paperback/Hardback £8.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-40-0

    Bring the Christmas narrative to life with this Parish Nativity Play. Kevin Carey's moving interpretation is suitable for all acting abilities, ages, and experience levels. It can be performed with props and costumes or simply read aloud.

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  • Godís People and the Seduction of Empire: Hearing Godís call in the modern age - product image

    Godís People and the Seduction of Empire: Hearing Godís call in the modern age

    by Graham Turner ★★★★★

    Paperback £11.99 £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-00-4

    An accessible, radical and rare example of the vitality and relevance of both the Old and New Testaments.

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  • A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now - product image

    A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now

    by Paula Clifford

    Paperback £11.99 £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-37-0

    Why has the end of time exercised such strong fascination over the human imagination? In this entertaining and thorough exploration of end-time ideas and beliefs, Dr Paula Clifford reaches some thoughtful and surprising conclusions about the apocalypse and the end of the world.

    A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now - product image
  • Sacred Ibis: The Ornithology of Canon Henry Baker Tristram, DD, FRS - product image

    Sacred Ibis: The Ornithology of Canon Henry Baker Tristram, DD, FRS

    by W. G. Hale

    Hardback (with colour plates) £55.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-13-4

    The ornithological exploits of a remarkable Victorian priest and explorer, Canon Henry Baker Tristram. As a founding member of the BOU, his nickname was ďSacred IbisĒ.

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  • Catholic Bishops of Great Britain: A Reference to Roman Catholic Bishops from 1850 to 2015 - product image

    Catholic Bishops of Great Britain: A Reference to Roman Catholic Bishops from 1850 to 2015

    by Chris Larsen

    Hardback (colour) £55.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-25-7

    An essential reference cataloguing the biographical history and significant events of all Roman Catholic diocesan bishops who have been in office since the Restoration of the Catholic Hierarchy in England and Wales in 1850, and in Scotland since the Restoration in 1878.

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  • Pre-order Secret Lives (part 2) - product image

    Pre-order now! Secret Lives (part 2)

    by Barbara Greig

    Paperback £9.99 £7.00 Special pre-order price!
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-31-8

    Slip back in time to a period of dark intrigue. From the vineyards of south-west France to the bustling port of Bridgwater, England, Secret Lives tells the remarkable story of Luis Gharsia: love, betrayal, resilience, and sacrifice.

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  • Secret Lives (part 1) - product image

    Secret Lives (part 1)

    by Barbara Greig ★★★★

    Paperback £9.99 £7.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-28-8

    Slip back in time to a period of dark intrigue. From the vineyards of south-west France to the bustling port of Bridgwater, England, Secret Lives tells the remarkable story of Luis Gharsia: love, betrayal, resilience, and sacrifice.

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  • Two Families At War - product image

    Two Families At War

    by David Lowther ★★★★

    Paperback £9.99 £6.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-908381-16-3

    A gripping WWII thriller set in London during the blitz. As the bombs begin to fall on London, the paths of two families cross with tragic consequences as their lives race towards a dangerous and thrilling climax. Two Families at War tells of the battle between good and evil, set against the terror of the second Great Fire of London, December 1940.

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“Apocalypse off for now”

Guest blog: On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Paula Clifford asks... what happened to the Apocalypse? “Apocalypse off for now” was the striking headline in the Washington Post  (17 October 2016), a paper that was not alone in highlighting the fall …

Added about 4 days ago.

A Christmas Poem, just for you

A very happy Christmas to all our wonderful readers and authors from everyone at Sacristy Press. Just a little star, Nothing very bright, Breaking through the cloud On a rainy night. Just a little lamb, Taken from the fold Bleating for a smile, Something warm to hold. Just a little child, Not…

Added about a month ago.

Michael Sadgrove: Advent and Christmas in Troubled Times

GUEST BLOG: In this extended Christmas blog, Michael Sadgrove considers what Advent and Christmas mean in these politically uncertain times.  Michael Sadgrove is the Dean Emeritus of Durham and author of Christ in a Choppie Box: Sermons from North East England. Pho…

Added about a month ago.