2018

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 &p…

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Introducing: GASP!

GUEST BLOG: Hilary Jane Hughes, author of GASP!, explores the what, when and how of her writing experience. GASP! is my latest book, connecting the reader with some of my passions: faith, la…

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Remembering the Durham Light Infantry

GUEST BLOG: Fifty years ago, on 12 December 1968, one of the British Army’s most notable regiments, the Durham Light Infantry, held its final parade in front of its Colonel-in-Chief, Princess …

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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 …

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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 Krathon…

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The enduring value of the Book of Common Prayer

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Kevin Carey explores the enduring appeal of the old familiarity of the Book of Common Prayer. Since the arrival of the Alternative Service Book and then Co…

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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…

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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! Scro…

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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…

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The Joy of Getting Published

GUEST BLOG: Ever wondered what it is like to dedicate yourself to researching and writing a book, and then to have it published? For Richard Noble, author of The Writing on the Wall, all the hard wo…

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Identity in the Old Testament

GUEST BLOG: Jock Stein, author of From Cosmos to Canaan, explores the theme of identity in the Old Testament. I am sitting in Buda beside the Danube, looking across to the Hungarian hou…

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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 se…

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What and Where is "The North"?

GUEST BLOG: Nigel Rooms, co-editor of Northern Gospel, Northern Church, explores the meaning and cultural implications of “Northernness”. When our book of essays Northern Gospel,…

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What is the value of Church history?

GUEST BLOG: Patrick Whitworth, author of Suffering and Glory, explores some of the lessons that we can learn from early Church history, many of which are still very relevant today. As another …

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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 …

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Graham Turner: My Experience of Prayer

GUEST BLOG: In a deeply moving personal account, Graham Turner reveals his experience of prayer. Graham is author of Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God. A little …

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What Inspires Authors of Fiction?

GUEST BLOG: August Book of the Month author Barbara Greig reveals her sources of inspiration for her novels. When this question was first posed to me with regards to Secret Lives, I was temp…

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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 Fest…

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The Song of Hild: The Translator’s Viewpoint

GUEST BLOG: Translators of fiction have a tremendously difficult task, yet their hard work often gets ignored. Here, Gaye Kynoch reveals some of the challenges and joys of translating Vibeke Vasbo&r…

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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 th…

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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…

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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-wi…

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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…

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A new era of Cathedral governance - a Dean's perspective

GUEST BLOG: Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford, gives his insights on the new Cathedrals Working Group report. The report cites his chapter from Holy Ground. The final version of the Cathedral…

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God B.C.: The Inside Story

GUEST BLOG: Anthony Phillips reveals the story behind his love for the Hebrew Scriptures and what prompted him to write this second edition of God B.C. From the moment I started studying theology …

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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…

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The Inside Story on Alternative Collects

GUEST BLOG: Graham Turner reveals the story behind his radical new prayers, which will both challenge and nourish. The most important things in life are often messy and require our attention. Sadly…

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Rectories: a story waiting to be told

GUEST BLOG: Anthony Jennings tells the story behind his “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator). More than ten years ago now my wife waved a copy of the Historic Houses As…

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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 Stree…

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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 t…

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Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God

Graham Turner reveals why and how he wrote these radical new prayers, which will both challenge and nourish. Some of us have grown up with the church’s weekly collects and have taken them for…

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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 …

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Easter: The Most Extraordinary Celebration of All

GUEST BLOG: How should we celebrate Easter? Marcus Paul explores the difficulties faced by Christians in properly observing this feast in today's world. Marcus is the author of The Evil That M…

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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 refreshingl…

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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 a…

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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 Guil…

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Where are you on the journey of life?

GUEST BLOG: Where are you on the journey of life? Author John Davey explains how his latest two books can help us on our Christian journey. He describes it as one of growth, discovery, challenge, he…

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The inside story on “Mission From Below”

GUEST BLOG: Dr Janet Hodgson’s new book is a radical and controversial challenge to the top-down leadership models that are so widespread in the church. We asked Janet what inspired her to wri…

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The Crucifixion: a personal or public matter?

GUEST BLOG: Is the Crucifixion a personal or public matter? Kevin Carey, author of Cross Purposes, reveals his thoughts. The tragedy of Reformation Protestantism is that it both confirmed and then …

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Living Cathedrals

GUEST BLOG: Do cathedrals still matter in the twenty-first century? Bishop Stephen Platten shares why they are still popular, but also the challenges they face. Stephen is the editor of Holy Ground…

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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 fo…

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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 …

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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 t…

Added about 6 years ago.

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