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How We Accidentally Founded Durham Book Festival's Fringe

Five years ago, when Sacristy Press was still finding its feet in the big wide world of publishing, we unexpectedly found ourselves sowing the seeds for something that has taken root and blossomed into a wonderful thing: the Durham Book Festival Fringe. Founded in 1990, the Durham Book Festival…

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October #BookOfTheMonth: Animating Liturgy

Our October #BookOfTheMonth is Animating Liturgy, a book that invites you to consider the liturgical offering which stands at the heart of the Christian faith. Liturgy forms both individuals and the community in the faith and life of the Christian gospel. In doing this it offers back to God the…

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Two unmissable events at Durham Book Festival 2019

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting two events as part of the 2019 Durham Book Festival “fringe”. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and quiz our authors. For fiction-lovers, novelist Katharine Tiernan will be talking about her new novel Cuthbert of Farne&nbs…

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September #BookOfTheMonth: God's People and the Seduction of Empire

Our September #BookOfTheMonth is God’s People and the Seduction of Empire, “an accessible, radical and rare example of the vitality and relevance of both the Old and New Testaments”. As human beings we are continually seduced by the thought of appearing more impressive an…

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Breakdown and Depression: A Christian's Guide

Our August #BookOfTheMonth is From Over the Edge, an intimate account of struggling with depression and breakdown as a Christian. Many Christians who suffer from depression and mental breakdown struggle to rationalise it with their faith. In this honest and thoughtful book, Jon Grogan…

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July #BookOfTheMonth: Theonomics

Our July #BookOfTheMonth is Theonomics, offering “powerful and persuasive insights into the possibilities for our collective economic well-being.” At a time when economics, banking and commerce are never out of the headlines, Theonomics asks if theology is capable of infor…

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June #BookOfTheMonth: A Similar Devotion

Our June #BookOfTheMonth is Susan Bell's A Similar Devotion, a dual narrative set at the dawn of the twenty-first century and in the compelling political landscape of the Jacobite Uprising. This tale shows that while the world may change, love stays just the same. In the North East of E…

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Recent Reviews of Sacristy Press Titles

Our books have been going down a treat with reviewers recently. Not sure which of our titles to pick up next? Have a read of what the experts think… Cuthbert of Farne The first historical novel about Cuthbert, much-loved saint of the North, a one-time warrior whose destiny it was to recon…

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May #BookOfTheMonth: Gospel for the Outsider

May's #BookOfTheMonth is Patrick Whitworth's “immensely helpful and refreshing” Gospel for the Outsider: The Gospel in Luke & Acts. Gospel for the Outsider not only serves as a useful guide for church leaders and preachers as they look again at Luke’s writings from the …

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April #BookOfTheMonth: Christ in a Choppie Box

April's #BookOfTheMonth is Michael Sadgrove's Christ in a Choppie Box: Sermons from North East England. As we move deeper into Lent, this collection of sermons is the perfect companion to sustain you on your journey through Passiontide to the great feast of Easter. Foreword by Justin We…

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First Historical Novel about St Cuthbert to be Published on St Cuthbert’s Day

PRESS RELEASE: The first mainstream historical novel about St Cuthbert is published today on St Cuthbert’s Day (Wednesday 20 March 2019) by Sacristy Press. The novel, Cuthbert of Farne, has been written by Northumberland author Katherine Tiernan. It brings new life to the legendary Ang…

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Kingdom Come: A Sneak Preview

Kingdom Come makes essential theological topics relevant and readable without diluting the Gospel message, drawing on the work of numerous prominent thinkers. If you can't wait for your copy to arrive (or just want a taster before buying), read the first chapter right here... The Kingdom of God s…

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March #BookOfTheMonth: Living Prayer

We were sad to learn of the death of author John Davey a few weeks ago. Not long before he died, he wrote an article for our blog, as we had planned to feature Living Prayer as our Book of the Month in March. At the request of John's widow Mary, the article will be published as plan…

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Six Top Picks for Lent 2019

Christmas is a distant memory now, so it's time to get that pancake pan out and prepare for Lent. Here at Sacristy Press, we have something for everyone, whether you want a book to read on your own, with a friend or in a small group, so select one of our excellent Lent companions to help you to th…

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February #BookOfTheMonth: A Brief History of End Time

February’s #BookOfTheMonth is Paula Clifford's A Brief History of End Time, a thoroughly entertaining exploration of end-time ideas and beliefs. Blake, Nostradamus, Christian fundamentalists, and latter-day prophets are just some of the many individuals and groups—both relig…

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Viking expert digs deep into the story of a Saxon saint

GUEST BLOG: Judith Jesch, Professor of Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham, gives her expert opinion on the gritty and powerful novel The Song of Hild. St Hild, abbess of Whitby, lived 33 years in the world, “while she dedicated an equal number of years still more nobly to t…

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London Book Fair 2019

Come and meet the Sacristy Press team at the London Book Fair! 12–14 March 2019 at Olympia, London. You can find us on stand 6E70, which we share with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and a variety of other wonderful independent publishers. If we’re not on the stand whe…

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January #BookOfTheMonth: St Cuthbert's Corpse

January’s #BookOfTheMonth is David Willem’s St Cuthbert's Corpse: A Life after Death, a book that provides a unique history of St Cuthbert from his death to the present day. The miracle of St Cuthbert’s incorrupt corpse has been the subject of much fascination since hi…

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Sacristy Press author helps to revolutionise screen reading for blind people

One of our authors is opening up the digital world to blind readers. Until now, if you wanted to read the internet (or any other digital content) using Braille, you would have to stump up £4,000 for a “refreshable Braille” device. But not anymore, thanks to Sacristy Press…

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December #BookOfTheMonth: Liberating Belsen

Fifty years to the month since the Durham Light Infantry laid up its colours in Durham Cathedral in 1968, our December #BookOfTheMonth is Liberating Belsen, the story of the Durham infantrymen who uncovered monstrous crimes at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp seventy years ago, and the tr…

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“Loy Krathong” - a poetry reading from the author of GASP!

VIDEO and Q&A: Hilary Jane Hughes reads a poem from her forthcoming anthology GASP! and answers our questions about her stunning, thought-provoking poetry.  What is Loy Krathong? Loy Krathong is Thailand’s Festival of Lights. The name Loy Krathong means ‘floating …

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Alternative Collects for the new liturgical year

With Advent nearly upon us, here is a taste of Graham Turner's radical new set of collects “that follow in the wake of Cranmer”. Most days now we hear somebody talk about Christmas and how soon it will be upon us. But before that we have the magnificent season of Advent and the s…

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

Our Christmas delivery deadlines are earlier than you might expect. Make sure your loved ones find lots of lovely books under their tree – order quickly for guaranteed Christmas delivery! Scroll down for the cut-off dates. UPDATE 4 December 2018: The following delivery cut-offs now a…

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November #BookOfTheMonth: Stir Up, O Lord

As a new liturgical year approaches, our #BookOfTheMonth is the perfect companion to the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer, guiding you through the year Sunday by Sunday. Anyone who finds solace in the words of the Book of Common Prayer will welcome this companion to its Collects, Epistle…

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October #BookOfTheMonth: The Writing on the Wall

Our October #BookOfTheMonth is The Writing on the Wall, a fascinating book containing 65 well-known phrases that you probably didn't realise came from the King James Bible. In today’s secular culture the Bible attracts little interest yet the story it holds moulded the values of wester…

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September #BookOfTheMonth: Northern Gospel, Northern Church

We are delighted to announce that our September #BookOfTheMonth is Northern Gospel, Northern Church, edited by Gavin Wakefield and Nigel Rooms. Northern Gospel, Northern Church is a must-have book for anyone seeking to understand the challenges of proclaiming the Gospel in the North of England. …

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Unmissable Authors at the Durham Book Festival

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting two events as part of the 2018 Durham Book Festival “fringe”. We have a real treat lined up for you at this year’s Durham Book Festival. Danish bestselling author Vibeke Vasbo and translator Gaye Kynoch will be talking about the gr…

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August Book of the Month: Secret Lives

Our August #BookOfTheMonth is a captivating tale of dark intrigue, a perfect read for a warm summer’s evening... Secret Lives by Barbara Greig. The Gharsias hold a secret which means they can never be safe. 1530: Hernando Gharsia flees Spain with Luis, the traumatised grandson he is …

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Summer reading from Sacristy Press

Jetting off to even sunnier climes in the summer holidays? Don't forget to pack our new releases and some of our old favourites. (No room in the suitcase? Most of our titles are available on a range of e-book platforms!) Recent Releases The Song of Hild by Vibeke Vasbo (translated from the Dani…

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Best-selling Danish novel about St Hild of Whitby published in English for the first time

PRESS RELEASE: Sacristy Press, a UK independent publisher, is today (15 July 2018) publishing the translation of a number one Danish bestselling novel about the life of St Hild of Whitby by prize-winning Danish author Vibeke Vasbo. The Song of Hild is a powerful story about the prominent role tha…

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The Song of Hild: A Sneak Preview

Excitement is building for the release of #1 Danish bestseller The Song of Hild. Can't wait to start reading it? Here are the first few pages to whet your appetite... Had you been able to look down through the thick woodland covering the uplands north of the Vale of Pickering, and seen into …

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God B.C.: God’s Grace in the Old Testament

We are delighted to announce that God B.C. is available to pre-order now! God B.C.: God's Grace in the Old Testament is a clear and profound introduction to the spiritual world of the Old Testament, providing a highly readable introduction to the nature of the God whom Jesus called “Father&…

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A trip to the beautiful countryside (in central London...)

BOOK LAUNCH: Join us at Church House Bookshop for a trip to the countryside as we launch The Old Rectory by Anthony Jennings. 6 June 2018 at Church House Bookshop, Westminster31 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BN RSVP to bookshop@chbookshop.co.uk or 020 7799 4064.

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May Book of the Month: The Spirit of Peace

We are delighted to announce that Mary Grey’s The Spirit of Peace: Pentecost and Affliction in the Middle East has been chosen as our Book of the Month for May 2018. Whatever happened to the Arab Spring? Not long ago there was the dawn of a vision of peace and justice in the Middle Ea…

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The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

OUT NOW: Traditional English rectories and vicarages have been neglected by the Church in the post-war years, but have become highly desirable to property buyers, and are now cherished by their new private owners. They combine many coveted qualities: their fine architecture, their air of civilisat…

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April Book of the Month: The Evil That Men Do

We are delighted to announce that Marcus Paul’s The Evil That Men Do: Faith, Injustice and the Church has been chosen as our inaugural Book of the Month. The Evil That Men Do is a refreshingly frank treatment of the Church’s past failings, which fills a gap in our understanding of wha…

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Reviewed: The Divine Heart of Darkness

“Deeply moving, beautifully written and – even though this seems like the wrong metaphor – illuminating!” “Powerfully inverts our customary imagery surrounding light and dark” Two glowing reviews of Catherine Bird’s The Divine Heart of Darkness have been…

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London Book Fair 2018

Come and meet the Sacristy Press team at the London Book Fair! 10–12 April 2018 at Olympia, London. You can find us on stand 6E70, which we share with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and a variety of other wonderful independent publishers. If we’re not on the stand whe…

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6 inspiring books to give you a helping hand in Lent

Time to dig out your pancake pan and select one of our excellent Lent companions to help you to think and reflect more deeply and purposefully this year. Here at Sacristy Press, we have something for everyone, whether you want a book to read on your own, with a friend or in a small group. Here ar…

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Collection of Poems about Depression and Christianity by Retired Priest Launched at Durham Cathedral

PRESS RELEASE: Sacristy Press, based in Durham City, launched a new collection of poems written by a depressive priest on Blue Monday (Monday 15 January) at Durham Cathedral. “Hope in Dark Places” is a 50-page collection of poems about depression and Christianity. Written by Da…

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Feeling blue? It’s not just you...

BOOK LAUNCH: Approximately 300 million people worldwide suffer with depression (WHO, 2017). For those who suffer from this invisible disease, it’s not just the loss of the glitz of Christmas that’s can make them feel low – it’s a reality that they live with day to day.&nbsp…

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

Don’t make Christmas Bear sad – order quickly for guaranteed Christmas delivery! UPDATE 8 December 2017: The following delivery cut-offs now apply for guaranteed Christmas delivery to the UK only (while stocks last). Economy Delivery: 3pm on Tuesday 19/12…

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A book launch for the dark nights...

As the nights get darker, join us at Church House Bookshop to launch The Divine Heart of Darkness: Finding God in the Shadows by Catherine Bird. 11 December 2017 at Church House Bookshop, Westminster31 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BN RSVP to bookshop@chbookshop.co.uk or 020…

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Spy Stories and the Relevance of Cathedrals: Durham Book Festival Fringe events at Durham Cathedral

PRESS RELEASE: In association with Sacristy Press, Durham Cathedral will host two events as part of the Durham Book Festival Fringe. On 10 October the Dean of Durham and others will take part in a lively debate on the relevance of cathedrals in the modern world, and on 11 October novelist Dav…

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Two events you can’t afford to miss at the Durham Book Festival

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting two events as part of the 2017 Durham Book Festival “fringe”. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and quiz our authors. For fiction-lovers, novelist David Lowther will be talking about espionage and WWII fiction. Or you can come an…

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Danish best-selling book to be translated into English

PRESS RELEASE: Sacristy Press, based in Durham City, will be publishing an English version of a Danish best-selling and critically-acclaimed book after securing two grants to fund the book’s translation. What to be the first to know when The Song of Hild is released? Sign up to our…

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A Summer of Books!

Heading off on holiday this summer? Don't forget to pack our new releases and some of our old favourites! (There's also a teaser of some new books coming soon...) Recent Releases Constantinople to Chalcedon: Shaping the World to Come by Patrick Whitworth In this rapid but detailed narrative, P…

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AUTHOR TALK: “The shape of the Bible and its impact on language and culture”

Don’t miss Richard Noble’s illustrated talk about the linguistic impact of the King James Bible – Sunday 7th May in Cambridge. Few people realise the extent to which English language and culture reflect the words and values of the Bible. Literally hundreds of di…

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Still searching for that Lenten read?

The King James Bible has made an indelible impact on the English language and, on account of its majestic prose and memorable turn of phrase, it is still widely read today. The season of Lent makes a good opportunity to get to grips with this key part of our common heritage. But where t…

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Reviewed: God's People and the Seduction of Empire

A “compelling read” with “thought-provoking narrative” A glowing review of God’s People and the Seduction of Empire by Graham Turner has been published in Faith in Business Quarterly, a journal dedicated to relating Christian faith and valu…

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Church Times interviews Jon Grogan: Depression and Christianity

This week’s Church Times back-page interview is with author Jon Grogan, who wrote From Over the Edge: A Christian’s guide to surviving breakdown and depression about his experiences with depression and what he calls “brain illness”. Jon spoke about his personal experienc…

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London Book Fair 2017

Come and meet the Sacristy Press team at the London Book Fair! 14–16 March 2017 at Olympia, London. You can find us on stand 6E70, which we share with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and a variety of other wonderful independent publishers. If we’re not on the stand whe…

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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…

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: A little bit of everything!

Over the last week we have brought you some fabulous Christmas gift ideas. Here they all are, but hurry — don't miss our last Christmas Delivery dates! No. 1: The Gift of Art Get £5 off the cover price when you buy this gorgeous book of watercolours through our w…

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: Something for everyone

Buy Now! » Sometimes it can be tricky finding Christmas pressies for everyone. This informative book will appeal to both believers and non-believers who question the relationship between religion and science. Rabbi Lionel Blue, one of BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day pre…

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: For the bird-lover

Buy Now! » If you know an ornithologist, twitcher or bird-watcher, this is just the book for them! A founding member of the British Ornithologists’ Union, Henry Baker Tristram was a surprising and remarkable man: explorer, ornithologist, and priest. This new biography of…

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: The tricky stocking-filler

Buy Now! » Struggling to find a present for that hard-to-buy-for person? Kevin Carey’s four-volume series of Christmas Poems is a perfect stocking-filler. Thoughtful but inexpensive, each volume contains over 50 original Christmas poems and carols and will delight anyone …

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: For the doomsayer

Buy Now! » Do you know someone who loves conspiracy theories or is always foretelling doom? This might be just the book for them! From Blake to latter-day prophets, the human imagination continues to be captured by apocalyptic speculation. In this exploration of end-time ideas …

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: For the whole community

Buy Now! » Christmas is a time of community and what better way to celebrate this year than with a Parish Nativity Play! Kevin Carey’s moving interpretation of the Gospel accounts of the Incarnation brings the Christmas narrative to life and is entertaining for both cast …

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: The Gift of Art

Buy Now! » Give the gift of art this Christmas! Shortlisted for the prestigious Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 2013, award-winning artist Stuart Fisher takes as his inspiration Durham and its cathedral in this wonderful collection of art. Containing 75 of his beautiful…

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

Don’t make Christmas Bear sad – order quickly for guaranteed Christmas delivery! UPDATE 14 December 2016: The following delivery cut-offs now apply for guaranteed Christmas delivery to the UK only (while stocks last). Economy Delivery: 3pm on Monday 19/12…

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Novel History: Writing Fiction About WWII (David Lowther)

Author David Lowther will probe this critical period of our history and discuss how he crafted his page-turning fiction around the horrifying events of the Second World War. Lowther is the author of two novels set in wartime Britain, The Blue Pencil and Two Families at War. He al…

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The Northern Powerhouse and God: Searching for the Angel of the North

In our second author event for Durham Book Festival 2016, Sacristy Press returned to Prior’s Hall on Thursday 13th October to host a panel discussing The Northern Powerhouse and God: Searching for the Angel of the North. We heard from four contributors to the work Northern…

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From Over the Edge: Breakdown, Depression, and the Church

On Wednesday 12th October, Sacristy Press was proud to host a thought-provoking—and even sometimes challenging—panel on mental health and faith, organised with Durham Cathedral. In the striking setting of Prior’s Hall, we heard about the personal experiences of three speak…

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PRESS RELEASE: Durham publisher’s events at the Durham Book Festival

Sacristy Press is delighted to be the only Durham-based publisher showcasing its authors in Durham Cathedral as part of this year’s Durham Book Festival.  From Over the Edge: Breakdown, Depression and the Church A Durham Cathedral Chaplain will be drawing on his own experiences…

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Barbara Greig: an exclusive interview with the author

In this exclusive interview, Barbara Greig reveals the inspiration for her new historical novel Secret Lives and shares how she brought together fact and fiction in her story of sixteenth-century Europe.  Barbara, your new novel Secret Lives will be published by Sacristy Press…

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Be the first to read an exclusive extract from Barbara Greig's Secret Lives

Barbara Greig's new novel Secret Lives will be published at the start of October. Here's a sneak peek at the first chapter...  ONE High Pyrenees, late July 1530 Hernando Gharsia’s feet hurt, throbbing within his boots. He had struggled up the rocky path, feeling every sha…

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Stuart Fisher shortlisted in prestigious Sunday Times competition

Stuart Fisher, the award-winning artist behind Mostly Durham, has been shortlisted in the 2016 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.  In its 29th year, the competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Following a digital submis…

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Durham Book Festival 2016 - author events

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting two “fringe” events as part of the 2016 Durham Book Festival. Come and quiz our authors and listen to them speak about their writing at two events in the beautiful surroundings of Prior’s Hall at Durham Cathedral. The speakers will…

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Brexit and the Kingdom of God

Brexit came as something of a shock to the nation and the world – even to many Leave voters. Two weeks on, six of our authors reflect on how, as a Christian nation, we can respond to the challenges and opportunities of leaving the European Union. The past is another countryStephen Ch…

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A book launch for ornithologists and theologians alike

You are warmly invited to the launch of a new biography about “the most important biological scientist to have emerged from Durham” Henry Baker Tristram was a surprising and remarkable man: explorer, ornithologist, and priest. With his wild beard (for which he required special&nb…

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Check out our latest books for May!

We’ve got two wonderful new books for you this month – take a look and let us know what you think! From Over the Edge: A Christian's guide to surviving Breakdown & Depression Many Christians who suffer from depression and mental breakdown struggle to rationalise it with th…

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Northern Gospel book launch – Durham, 2 April 2016

Join Sacristy Press and some of the authors behind the book that Gogglebox vicar Kate Bottley called “Enlightening, thought provoking and honest, a bit like the North itself”! Prominent practitioners and academics ask if there is a “gospel for the North” and explore…

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London Book Fair 2016

Come and meet the Sacristy Press team at the London Book Fair! 12–14 April 2016 at Olympia, London. You can find us on stand 6E70, which we share with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and a variety of other wonderful independent publishers. If we’re not on the stand whe…

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Stations of the Cross – a new perspective

Ahead of a busy Easter period, we wanted to share Kevin Carey’s reflections on his newest work, At the Foot of the Cross: Reflections for Good Friday.

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Civilised Saturday - a nice gentle discount

Today is Civilised Saturday, a nice calming antidote to the horrors of Black Friday. Whilst we can’t offer you a glass of prosecco or a cup-cake in our online store, we can give you a nice sedate 5% discount across our entire range. And because we’re being civilised about it, yo…

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PRESS RELEASE: Black Friday to Good Friday

The former Dean of Durham, Michael Sadgrove, who recently released an edited collection of sermons from his time at Durham Cathedral (with a foreword by Archbishop Justin Welby), says that Black Friday is “excellent in theory but the practice is rather different” in a blog artic…

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

Don’t make Christmas Bear sad – order quickly for guaranteed Christmas delivery! UPDATE 14th December 2015: The following delivery cut-offs now apply for guaranteed Christmas delivery to the UK only (while stocks last). Economy Delivery: 3pm on Friday 18/…

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Listen to Richard Noble on Phoenix FM

Author of The Writing on the Wall Richard Noble discusses well-known phrases from the King James Bible with Phoenix FM. Listen to Friday Night Extra with Patrick Sherring. You'll hear Richard at 1h 7m, with further slots at 1h 21m, 1h 31m, 1h 47m, and 1h 52m.   Phoenix 98 FM - Friday Nig…

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Exclusive Interview with the Dean of Durham

Ahead of his retirement as Dean of Durham and the launch of his new book, we asked Michael Sadgrove about his time at Durham Cathedral, the role preaching has played in his ministry, and retirement. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby wrote: Michael’s sermons are both beautiful and ins…

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Dean of Durham marks his retirement with new book

PRESS RELEASE: Durham-based publisher Sacristy Press will publish a book featuring sermons delivered by the retiring Anglican Dean of Durham during his time at Durham Cathedral. Christ in a Choppie Box: Sermons from North East England (to be published on 1 October) is an edited collection …

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Author Events at Durham Book Festival

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting two “fringe” events as part of the 2015 Durham Book Festival. Come and quiz our authors and listen to them speak about their writing at two events in the beautiful surroundings of Prior’s Hall at Durham Cathedral. The speakers will…

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The surprising story behind the new James Bond song title

Today it was announced that Sam Smith’s song for the new James Bond film, SPECTRE, will be called “Writing’s On The Wall”. But did you know that the title of the song originates in the King James Bible? Not only that, but it comes from part of the Bible that lends i…

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Invitation: Michael Sadgrove Book Launch

Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham, invites you to join him for the launch of his latest book, Christ in a Choppie Box, at Durham Cathedral. Tuesday 22 September at 6.30pm – Durham Cathedral Shop and Undercroft Foyer You are warmly invited to attend the book launch of Christ…

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Dean of Durham's sermons published to mark his retirement

To mark Michael Sadgrove’s retirement as Dean of Durham later this year, Sacristy Press is publishing an edited collection of his sermons from his time in Durham. Entitled Christ in a Choppie Box, it is now available to pre-order for just £9.99. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury,…

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Five-star for “Gospel for the Outsider” in Preach magazine

The next edition of Preach magazine (Autumn 2015) gives Patrick Whitworth’s Gospel for the Outsider a top mark of five stars, calling it “an asset to any Bible student or preacher”. Here is the review in full: This was an enjoyable and useful read. …

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Don't let your summer be a washout! Cheer your spirits with our fabulous fiction!

In true British fashion, the summer has turned against us and the heavens opened. But don't let your spirits be dampened - we have cut the price of all our historical fiction to just £6.99! So grab yourself a bargain or two and curl up on the sofa with our wonderful novels w…

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A Christian Response to the Greek Crisis

Andrew Lightbown, editor of Theonomics: Reconnecting Economics with Virtue and Economics, spoke to Trans World Radio about the evolving economic crisis in Greece and the Eurozone. An MP3 of the interview can be downloaded, or you can listen via the TWR website until 17/07/2015 (Part 1). Andrew&rs…

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Queen Visits Belsen Concentration Camp

Today the Queen is visiting the only concentration camp to be liberated by the British, as part of a three-day state visit to Germany. A new book commemorating the liberation of the Belsen Concentration Camp by members of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) was recently published by Durham-bas…

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Building Blocks for Bede

Pupils from St Bede's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School in Sacriston are commemorating the festival of the Venerable Bede in an unusual way this year, by building a LEGO replica of the saint’s tomb. The pupils visited the Cathedral on Tuesday 19th May to build the LEGO to…

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Three Wise Men – An Introduction to the Cappadocian Fathers

A fascinating talk was given to a packed church by author Patrick Whitworth at the launch of his latest book, Three Wise Men from the East: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Search for Orthodoxy, on 21 May 2015. Today’s book launch is about THREE WISE MEN. Not these ones at the nativity&mdash…

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Stuart Fisher's stunning Durham watercolours - coming soon in a beautiful hardback volume

Sacristy Press is delighted to announce that it has signed Durham artist Stuart Fisher to produce a hardback volume of his stunning watercolours and pen-and-wash drawings of Durham and beyond. Stuart, from Peterlee in County Durham, was an award-winning architectural designer. Having started to p…

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Book commemorates regiment’s role in concentration camp liberation

PRESS RELEASE: Durham-based Sacristy Press is publishing a book to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp by members of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) on 18 April 1945. Liberating Belsen: Remembering the Soldiers of the Durham Light Infantry by…

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St Cuthbert’s Pupils Build LEGO Shrine – Sponsored by Sacristy Press!

Pupils from St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School in Chester-le-Street have been selected to build St Cuthbert’s Shrine on the LEGO replica of Durham Cathedral. The LEGO shrine has been sponsored by Durham publisher Sacristy Press, which donated the funds …

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London Book Fair 2015

Come and meet the Sacristy Press team at the London Book Fair, 14–16 April 2015 at Olympia, London. You can find us on stand 6E10, which we share with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and a variety of other wonderful independent publishers. If we’re not on the stand when you cal…

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Book Launch: Spirit of peace in the Middle East

PRESS RELEASE: Durham-based Sacristy Press has published a challenging book looking at the turbulent situation in the Middle East. The Spirit of Peace: Pentecost and Affliction in the Middle East, written by County Durham-born Professor Mary C. Grey, comes at a time when Middle Eastern Christians …

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New book puts writing on the wall for Bible references

PRESS RELEASE: Book explains Bible’s impact on everyday language. Everyone knows that pride comes before a fall, and that you’ll be at your wits’ end if you see that there is no rest for the wicked, but few people realise that these phrases first appear in the King James Bible. …

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Author returns to historic hotel that inspired her novel

PRESS RELEASE: A historic North East hotel will host an author’s talk with a difference on Thursday February 26 - because it was an inscription on its wall that inspired the writer to pen her novel in the first place. A Similar Devotion, published by Durham based Sacristy Press,…

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Two fabulous author events in two stunning locations!

We have two wonderful authors talking about their books in the coming weeks, one at Sarum College Bookshop in Salisbury, and the other at a Sunday Times award-winning pub in County Durham (which happens to be the historical setting for the author's novel!). A Heroine's Mission: The Lord Crewe Arm…

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