2016

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 litt…

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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 Emer…

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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…

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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 …

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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 Trist…

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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 in…

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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 ima…

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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 a…

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Perfect Christmas Gifts: A fiction-lover’s paradise

Buy Now! » Do you know someone who loves historical fiction? Pick up a copy of Barbara Greig’s fabulous debut novel Secret Lives! This thrilling novel tells the tale of Lui…

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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 inspi…

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David Lowther: how do you write modern historical fiction?

GUEST BLOG: David Lowther, author of two gripping novels set in wartime Britain, The Blue Pencil and Two Families at War, reveals the challenges (and rewards!) of writing modern historical fiction. …

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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 Chris…

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Donald Trump: Did someone mention the Apocalypse?

GUEST BLOG: Could Trump really hasten the end of the world? Paula Clifford explores everything apocalyptic on the day her new book, A Brief History of End Time, is announced. For the past coup…

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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…

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Can anything good come out of Washington?

GUEST BLOG: Graham Turner, priest and author of God's People and the Seduction of Empire: Hearing God's call in the modern age, offers his perspective on current global events, and reflects upon the…

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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 Go…

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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. I…

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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: Brea…

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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 sixte…

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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&…

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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 an…

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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 t…

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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 th…

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Brexit Blog: The past is another country

Stephen Cherry, Dean of King’s College, Cambridge, shares his thoughts on the EU referendum.  If a week is a long time in politics then three weeks might be a very, very long time. I was…

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Brexit Blog: Who is my Neighbour

Catherine Pickford shares her views on the EU referendum.  Famously, it is in answer to the question “who is my neighbour?” that Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. I vo…

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Brexit Blog: Can Brexit serve the Common Good

Andrew Lightbown shares his views on the EU referendum.  Theresa May, the Prime Minister-in-waiting, has pledged to deliver on Brexit. Leaving the EU is, of course, one person's glorious oppor…

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Brexit Blog: An Unknown Future

Michael Sadgrove, former Dean of Durham, shares his views on the EU referendum.  In Christ in a Choppie Box I included a sermon preached in Germany on the anniversary of the allied bombing of …

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Brexit Blog: “I will pray for you” is not enough

Su Reid shares her thoughts on the EU referendum. I spent the morning Referendum Day in a seminar with young ordinands undertaking brief placements in poor urban parishes in Middlesbrough, an area …

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Brexit Blog: A nasty campaign

Kevin Carey (Chairman of RNIB) shares his thoughts on the EU referendum.  It is massively ironic that Brexit took place a week before the commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. For Christia…

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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 …

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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…

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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”! Pr…

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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 Guil…

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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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