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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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July Book of the Month: Designs of a Gentleman

We are delighted to announce that our July Book of the Month is Designs of a Gentleman: The Early Years by Judith Thomson. This captivating novel is the perfect read for a warm summer's evening! Stifled by his turbulent provincial family and repressive schooling, Philip Devalle yearns for the pow…

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June Book of the Month: Now The Day Is Over

Marion Husband’s thrilling novel Now The Day Is Over has been chosen as our June Book of the Month! “In my more lucid moments I know I’m dead” . . . So begins Edwina’s story, a young woman whose spirit is trapped by guilt. Set between the present day and th…

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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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Judith Thomson: Exclusive author interview

In this exclusive author interview, we ask novelist Judith Thomson to reveal what makes her tick. If we’ve missed a burning question, just use the comments below and Judith will respond! Judith, you’ve written a fabulous two-part novel for us set in the seventeenth-century French and …

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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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Review of Gospel for the Outsider

“Immensely helpful and refreshing” is what ReSource magazine says about Patrick Whitworth’s latest book, Gospel for the Outsider. Here is the book review in full. Patrick Whitworth is Rector of All Saints Weston in Bath, Chair of SOMA UK and a well known auth…

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PRESS RELEASE: Black Friday - Retail Madness - A Theonomics Perspective

The editor of a book published recently by a North East publisher has voiced his opinions on the greed behind Black Friday. Theonomics, published by Durham-based Sacristy Press and co-edited by Andrew Lightbown asks if, at a time when economics, banking and commerce are never out of the headlines…

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

UPDATE 15th December 2014: The following delivery cut-offs now apply for guaranteed Christmas delivery to the UK only on the products listed below (while stocks last). Economy Delivery: 3pm on Wednesday 17/12/14 Standard Delivery: 3pm on Friday 19/12/14 Premium Delivery: 3pm on Mond…

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Book Launch of Theonomics at Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral will host the launch of Theonomics: Reconnecting Economics with Virtue and Integrity  on Sunday 23rd November at 6pm. FREE ADMISSION – all welcome! Peter Sills and Andrew Lightbown (editors) launch their new book Theonomics. In a world of reckless banking and fina…

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PRESS RELEASE: Godly Thinking for Corporations

A new book released by a Durham publisher argues that Christian theology can inform and shape the world of finance and economics, and that the church must play a leading role. Theonomics, published by Sacristy Press (edited by Andrew Lightbown and Peter Sills), asks if, at a time when economics, …

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PRESS RELEASE: Author says the church’s obsession with sex is “nothing short of scandalous”

The Church has an unhealthy obsession with sex which has distracted from its real mission of tackling poverty and justice – that is the suggestion made by a new hard-hitting book published by Durham-based Sacristy Press. The Judas Church: An Obsession with Sex by Kevin Carey argues that the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Durham Press delighted to be hosted by Cathedral

A Durham-based publishing house says it is proud to be the only local press showcasing its authors in Durham Cathedral as part of this year’s Durham Book Festival.                     Sacristy Press was founded in March 2011 and h…

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Author Events at Durham Book Festival

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting three “fringe” events as part of the 2014 Durham Book Festival. Come and quiz our authors and listen to them speak about their writing at three events in the beautiful surroundings of Prior’s Hall at Durham Cathedral. The spea…

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Heroes of the The Blue Pencil: Claud Cockburn

In the forth of a series of insights into David Lowther’s thrilling wartime novel The Blue Pencil, we are introduced to one of the most controversial real-life characters in the novel, Claud Cockburn. The Blue Pencil is currently available as an e-book for just 99p to celebrate th…

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Mark Silversides to talk about science and religion at ECG conference

Sacristy Press author Mark Silversides will be appearing at the ECG conference in Scarborough (1st to 5th May 2014) to talk about the relationship between science and religion. Tickets are going fast but further information can about all the speakers be found at http://www.ecgevent.org.uk/li…

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London Book Fair 2014

We are positively giddy with excitement to be exhibiting for the first time at the London Book Fair, 8th to 10th April at Earls Court, London. You can find us on stand J200, which we share with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and a variety of other wonderful independent publishers and supp…

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Heroes of The Blue Pencil: Richard Walker

In the third of a series of insights into David Lowther’s thrilling wartime novel The Blue Pencil, we are introduced to Roger Martin’s informer, Richard Walker. Part 1: Background History Part 2: Roger Martin Part 4: Claud Cockburn Richard Walker was born in…

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Heroes of The Blue Pencil: Roger Martin

In the second of a series of insights into David Lowther’s thrilling wartime novel The Blue Pencil, we are introduced to the hero, Roger Martin. Part 1: Background History Part 3: Richard Walker Part 4: Claud Cockburn Born 1915. Educated Grammar School in South-Lo…

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The History behind “The Blue Pencil”

In the first of a series of insights into David Lowther’s thrilling wartime novel The Blue Pencil, we take a look into the fascinating history behind the story. Part 2: Roger Martin Part 3: Richard Walker Part 4: Claud Cockburn May 1937. Neville Chamberlain becomes…

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

UPDATE 11/12/13: There are a few titles that we still have available for guaranteed Christmas delivery (UK only) if you order at least one working day before the Royal Mail Last Christmas Posting Dates (while stocks last). These are: Life in a Medieval Monastery: The Monks of Durham Cathedral …

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VIDEO: David Willem talks about St Cuthbert's Corpse

David Willem reads from his book about the history of a corpse: that of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. The reading was given at the book launch of St Cuthbert's Corpse: A Life After Death at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham, as part of the Lindisfarne Gospels Durham exhibition dur…

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VIDEO: Author David Lowther reads from “The Blue Pencil” WWII novel

In this video, David Lowther explains the historical context behind his World War II thriller The Blue Pencil, and reads from the book. David talks about appeasement, media censorship and suppression, and the secrets hidden from the public by the British government. Follow the author David Low…

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A Photographic Tour through WWII thriller “The Blue Pencil”

Since December 2012, David Lowther has been tweeting a photographic tour of his novel The Blue Pencil, chapter-by-chapter, including historic photographs from the period. The Blue Pencil is a gripping World War II thriller pitting a young journalist against the British Government’…

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London Book Fair 2013

Sacristy Press Operations Director Richard Hilton will be wearing-thin the soles of his shoes at the London Book Fair next week. Aside from playing Where’s Wally, he will be meeting suppliers and customers and still has a few spaces left in his diary. If you would like to arrange a meet…

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“The Blue Pencil” launched to a captivated crowd

David Lowther’s debut novel The Blue Pencil was launched to an enthralled gathering at the People’s Bookshop in Durham last night. Lowther fascinated book-lovers with his account of researching and writing the book, and provided an insight into some of the hidden truths on w…

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Sacristy Press merchandise is here!

Show off your love of books with our gorgeous leisurewear and gift range! Since starting to publish books almost two years ago, we have been longing to brighten your lives with other splendid merchandise for your delectation. We are delighted to have partnered with Spreadshirt to bring you e…

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Christmas Sale: 3 FOR 2 on all books!

Get 3 for the price of 2 on ALL our books in our fabulous Christmas sale! Use voucher code “XMAS” at checkout. This wonderful offer expires at the end of the 12 Days of Christmas (5th January 2013) and the cheapest book(s) in your basket will be free. This offer can be used as…

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New e-book reader? Try our e-books!

If you have a brand new e-book reader (such as a Kindle, Kobo or iPad) this Christmas, why not try out some of our fabulous e-books on it? Below you will find handy links to some of our best-selling titles! See all our Kindle e-books in one handy list!  The Blue Pencil A grip…

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

UPDATE 11/12/12: There are a few titles that we have available for Christmas delivery if you order at least one working day before the Royal Mail Last Christmas Posting Dates (while stocks last). These are: Faith in the Age of Science: Atheism, Religion, and the Big Yellow Crane Stir Up, …

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: A Little Bit of Everything!

Over the last week we have brought you some fabulous Christmas discounts on our books. Here they all are, but hurry — they are only valid until 10th December 2012! No. 1: The Stocking Filler Buy 5 or more copies of A Stranger in Bethlehem and get 30% off the cover price!…

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: A Fiction Lover's Paradise

Buy Now! » Give the gift of fiction this Christmas. David Lowther’s compelling wartime thriller, The Blue Pencil, follows an idealistic young journalist from his first steps along Fleet Street to the dark and dangerous heart of 1930s Nazi Germany as he uncovers t…

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