2020

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Ultimate Honesty

The first time Martin Lind read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters from prison, he was deeply moved by the honesty he met in the texts. Here he explains what makes Bonhoeffer’s writings so ra…

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The Rediscovery of Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage has had a renaissance in recent years. At the release of his new book on the subject, Stephen Platten explores the history of Christian pilgrimage and why it remains a popular and fulfill…

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December #BookOfTheMonth: With God We Live Without God

“Contains a wealth of distilled Christian wisdom … This is a book to savour, slowly.” Discover our December #BookOfTheMonth, a series of reflections and prayers ins…

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Sayings from the KJV: An Alternative Advent Calendar

The King James Bible is a treasure-trove of idioms and clichés that have entered everyone’s vocabulary. Taking a phrase from each book of the Bible and exploring its origins and …

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Discount: Cuthbert Trilogy Set

Save over £8 on the complete Cuthbert trilogy by Katharine Tiernan! With rave reviews from the likes of the Historical Novel Society and the Church Times, this series is a fiction-lover…

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Adrian Snell book launch & exclusive LIVE interview!

Christian musician Adrian Snell is delighted to invite you to the official launch of his memoir, Fierce Love, streamed live at 7pm GMT on Thursday 10 December 2020.  It is free to attend thi…

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Inspiring Service: Encouraging Conversation and Friendship between Christian Traditions

GUEST BLOG: How did a small idea to develop student faith blossom into a landmark collaboration between Christian communities? Andrew Teal explains. During 2018, events conspired to raise our awa…

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The Song of Hild: Of plagues, landscapes, newfangled ideas—and a November feast day to be celebrated!

GUEST BLOG: How did a Danish author born in the 20th century come to write about St Hild? #BookOfTheMonth author Vibeke Vasbo shares her journey with this extraordinary seventh-century saint and som…

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November #BookOfTheMonth: The Song of Hild

“A bestseller of great literary quality”: discover our November #BookOfTheMonth, a gritty, powerful story about the prominent role women played in the spread of Christianity in seventh-c…

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Writing as Sanctuary during COVID-19

GUEST BLOG: During these strange and testing times of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many expectations have been removed from our lives, walking and writing have been a sanctuary for #BookOfTheMonth au…

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Telling Untold History

GUEST BLOG: Writing a novel is like being in lockdown, says author Katharine Tiernan. It feels as if it will never end and then suddenly it’s all picnics and barbecues… After months …

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October #BookOfTheMonth: GASP!

Our October #BookOfTheMonth is a beautiful collection of musings and reflections from the heart on the sometimes choppy voyage of life. GASP! by Hilary Jane Hughes “wonderful gifts of i…

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Durham Book Festival Fringe 2020

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting three online events as part of the 2020 Durham Book Festival “fringe”. Following the announcement that this year’s Durham Bo…

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Covid-19 and the Eucharist

GUEST BLOG: David R. Tomlinson considers the role of the Eucharist in the Church’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Liturgically and theologically, it offers a valuable framewor…

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Fierce Love: Music Leads A Lost Child Home

British musician Adrian Snell returns to tell a life story that reflects the redemptive power of music… in surprising ways. You will likely be familiar with the music of Adrian Snell. His …

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Lockdown, Imagination and Reality

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Jock Stein explores the nature of reality and imagination in Scripture and his own writings. Can we be “locked down” all too often by words without ful…

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Church Music: Transforming Communities into the Body of Christ

GUEST BLOG: COVID-19 put a temporary halt on church music (or at least as we know it), but Andy Thomas has seen plenty of encouragement in the way churches have responded to their circumstances and …

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September #BookOfTheMonth: From Cosmos to Canaan

Sometimes humorous, often challenging, and always accessible, our September #BookOfTheMonth is perfect for anyone who doesn’t know where to start with the Old Testament. From Cosmos to…

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What Can We Learn from Celtic Christianity?

GUEST BLOG: Ray Simpson looks to Celtic Christianity for keys to the future of the global church. Due to COVID-19 we had to cancel retreats at our Holy Island Retreat House, The Open Gate, but si…

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Growing a Kingdom Community

GUEST BLOG: The inspiring story of two Loreto Sisters’ work with one of the most deprived communities in the North East, by Janet Hodgson. I am from South Africa and have worked all my life…

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August #BookOfTheMonth: Mission From Below

A radical and controversial challenge to conventional church leadership: discover Mission From Below, our August #BookOfTheMonth. “A book that needs to be taken very ser…

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Holy People and Places of Yorkshire

WATCH: Gavin Wakefield speaks to Pam Rhodes on Premier's Sunday Night Live about some of the holy people and places of Yorkshire. Gavin Wakefield is Director of Training for Missio…

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Assisted Dying: Can It Be Right?

GUEST BLOG: Dying is something we all have to face at some time or another, however much we choose to ignore it. But mentioning assisted dying often provokes strong feelings. Can it ever be r…

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Cathedrals: the Jewel in the Crown of English Worship

GUEST BLOG: What makes cathedrals such an integral part of England’s sacred and secular life? #BookOfTheMonth author Stephen Platten explains. Image: The nave of Peterborough Ca…

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The Christian Hope for Today

GUEST BLOG: There is much to depress us in today’s world, but Peter Sills explains why his Christian faith sustains his hope for the future. The Advent Antiphons have been describ…

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July #BookOfTheMonth: Holy Ground

What is the future of England’s great cathedrals? Find out in Holy Ground, our July #BookOfTheMonth. “At last a group of informed writers tackle questions crucial to the future o…

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A Hero for Our Time

GUEST BLOG: It has been quite the year already, but Jane Merson shows there is still time for you to play a starring role… I love to watch movies. Depending on my mood, I will watch a rang…

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What Makes a Place Holy?

GUEST BLOG: Yorkshire is full of places that pilgrims and visitors would consider holy, but what is it that makes them so? Gavin Wakefield gives his perspective. I’ve really enjoyed …

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Why Are Parsonages So Popular?

GUEST BLOG: Rectories and parsonages are a quintessential part of the English countryside. But what is it that makes them so popular with non-churchgoers? Back in about 2003 my wife waved …

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June #BookOfTheMonth: The Old Rectory

A gift that “will give great pleasure”… Our June #BookOfTheMonth is a beautiful hardback with stunning colour plates and detailed analysis. The Old Rectory is the perfect present …

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Holy Ground and Common Ground

GUEST BLOG: Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford, reflects on what the COVID-19 lockdown has meant for him and the work of his cathedral. Image: Chelmsford Cathedral (David Iliff / CC BY-SA…

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The Empires of Things

A poem by Catherine Bird, inspired by God’s People and the Seduction of Empire by Graham Turner and written during the COVID-19 pandemic. We finally see the empires of things for…

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Nicholas Henshall: How I Write

GUEST BLOG: What is Nicholas Henshall’s secret to writing effectively? Most of my writing comes from a passionate concern to get a message across. I hope that is obvious in the three…

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UPDATED: The Christian Booksellers dispatching books during Coronavirus Lockdown

Christian bookshops are fighting for their survival. Now more than ever they need us to shop with them. Despite having to close their doors, many are keeping their ministry alive by offering …

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Pandemic Theology: An Engineer’s Guide to Truth

GUEST BLOG: Peter Bold draws on his engineering career as well as his faith in considering how groups can come together and listen to each other to find the best solutions to the COVID-19 crisis. …

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May #BookOfTheMonth: The Blue Pencil

A thrilling story of Nazi appeasement and sympathy at the highest levels of British government in the days leading up to the Second World War – discover our May #BookOfTheMonth. Recove…

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The Coronavirus and Liminal Space

WATCH: How do we make sense of what is happening to us as a world community as the coronavirus spreads across the globe? For over thirty years, Graham Turner has served in a va…

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Finding God Pitched Among Us

GUEST BLOG: Benjamin Carter heads to the countryside (in spirit, at least) to explain the origins of God’s Tent, an exciting new pattern for rural church mission. If I look out of my…

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Coronavirus: Changing the Way We Listen to Nature

GUEST BLOG: The consequence of this global crisis will be a new-found respect for the natural world, suggests Frances Ward. It’s six weeks or so since Like There’s No Tomorrow wa…

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Stay Connected, Pray Connected

GUEST BLOG: Rosie Deedes finds parallels between the current lockdown and her experience of prison life from her time as a chaplain, and explores ways of continuing to pray together despite the diff…

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Hunkering Down during Lockdown

GUEST BLOG: Jon Grogan reflects on how he has adapted his expectations over the past few weeks to maintain a healthy perspective on life in lockdown. I’m sure it’s a concern for many …

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The Beginnings of an Artist

GUEST BLOG: What are the makings of a professional artist? #BookOfTheMonth author Stuart Fisher tells his story. Image © Stuart Fisher I hadn’t picked up an artist&rsquo…

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The Role of the Parsonage in Community Life

GUEST BLOG: Anthony Jennings uses this enforced pause-for-thought to consider the role of the parsonage in Church and community life, especially during times of pestilence and plague. In t…

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Seventy-Five Years On: The Durham Light Infantry and the Belsen Concentration Camp

GUEST BLOG: To mark the 75th anniversary of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp’s liberation, David Lowther retells the grisly story of what the British soldiers found on their arri…

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A Prayer about the Coronavirus

A prayer by Richard Noble in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Father God, as people and nations of the world, help us to realise our dependence upon one another. We pray…

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Good Friday Sermon from Jenny Wilson

WATCH: Here is Jenny Wilson’s sermon broadcast from St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, on Good Friday. Jenny Wilson is Canon Precentor of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, with r…

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A Butterfly in the Pandemic

Lyn McCrave shares two poems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Butterfly in the Pandemic Today, a butterfly, the first of the year, caught my eye emerging into spring, and brought…

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Faithful Shepherd, Feed Me

GUEST BLOG: Robert Beaken looks for ways for Christians to keep nourishing their souls in the twenty-first century. One of my heroes is Bishop Edward King (1829–1910), the saintly bishop of…

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A Prayer for a Time Such as This

A prayer by David Grieve seeking light in the darkness of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Be present to me, Lord God, in dark hours of daylight. Attract my attention. Distract me f…

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Coronavirus and Jesus Healing the Blind Man

WATCH: This is the sermon that Jenny Wilson preached at St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, on 22 March, just after it was announced that the cathedral would suspend public worship in response to …

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How to Be a Hermit: Lockdown Lessons from St Cuthbert

St Cuthbert is, of course, the patron saint of self-isolators. He spent eight years on Inner Farne, a small island off the coast of Northumberland, and provides a great example for those new to the …

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April #BookOfTheMonth: Mostly Durham

Pay a visit to the beautiful historic city of Durham from the safety of your home with our April #BookOfTheMonth. “Generations of painters have sought new pictorial songs to sing …

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A Prayer of Hope

A prayer by Ian Black seeking to find hope in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. God of hope and consolation, in times of anxiety, may we be drawn by your hope, no…

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Church and Revolution: A Sneak Preview

Here’s a cheeky peek at Church and Revolution to whet your appetite… In 2001, I was on a train chartered to take anti-capitalist activists, of whom I was one, from French ferry ports…

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Hope in the Face of Eco-Anxiety

GUEST BLOG: Frances Ward had found it increasingly difficult to come to terms with eco-anxiety. In this interview, she explains how writing Like There’s No Tomorrow helped her to find new hope…

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Pastoral Care and the Coronavirus: What Can We Do?

GUEST BLOG: How can we help each other out during this global crisis? Rosie Deedes has worked as a chaplain in many difficult contexts and shares her reflections. The coronavirus situation is cha…

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A Prayer for the Fearful

A prayer by Graham Turner for us all as we struggle to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Lord of Life,    today we are a fearful and anxious people. As the viral illness intru…

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Working beyond Barriers

Nicholas Henshall explores the role of cathedrals like his in helping the Church to work beyond barriers in today’s world. Image: Chelmsford Cathedral (David Iliff / CC BY-SA) …

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The Beauty of the Hebrew Scriptures

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Anthony Phillips delves into the riches of the Old Testament. If I have learnt anything in my eighty-plus years, it is that God is a God of surprise. I left sch…

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March #BookOfTheMonth: God B.C.

Our March #BookOfTheMonth, God B.C., makes for perfect Lenten reading. “A classic of biblical interpretation” Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury &ldquo…

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St Cuthbert’s Last Journey

GUEST BLOG: It is gone eight o’clock on the least-light day of late December, the winter solstice. Katharine Tiernan is standing on the whinstone ridge above Holy Island harbour, waitin…

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A Busy Retirement

GUEST BLOG: As we continue to look at what ‘retirement’ really means for clergy, Tony Neal adds some reflections on his own retirement to those of Leslie Francis a couple of weeks…

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New Hymn: Christ the Saviour

GUEST BLOG: Author Ian Black shares a new hymn he has written based on Follow Me: Living the Sayings of Jesus, our February #BookOfTheMonth. When we want to know what life should look l…

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Reflecting on Retirement: A New Lease of Life?

GUEST BLOG: What does ‘retirement’ mean for clergy who have made a life-long commitment to their vocation? Leslie J. Francis explores the motivation and inspiration behind the book A New…

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Honorary Doctorate Awarded to Kevin Carey

We are delighted to hear that Kevin Carey, author of multiple books with Sacristy Press, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of York. Kevin’s wife Margaret write…

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February #BookOfTheMonth: Follow Me

As we approach Lent, our February #BookOfTheMonth is perfect material for the penitential season. “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you als…

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London Book Fair 2020

UPDATE 04/03/2020: London Book Fair has been cancelled by the organisers due to COVID-19 coronavirus. If you were due to meet with us, we will rearrange appointments to take place in London on Frida…

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What Is “Artistic Duplicity”?

Juliana Horatia Ewing GUEST BLOG: Author William B. Dillingham explains the meaning behind the title of his new book, and explores a little of what makes Juliana Horatia Ewing’s wo…

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Thirty Years Later As I Walked

A brand new poem by David Grieve, author of Hope in Dark Places (our January #BookOfTheMonth) and Love in Thin Places. There’s a fellside very close to where I lived …

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A Church Without Boundaries

The Sheppard-Worlock Statue, Liverpool GUEST BLOG: In this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Nicholas Henshall (Dean of Chelmsford) gives a fascinating and uplifting account of the excellen…

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Blue Poetry for Blue Monday

GUEST BLOG: In this bluest month of the year, #BookOfTheMonth author David Grieve explains that there is still plenty of Hope in Dark Places. Blue Monday It’s a real and actu…

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How Do We Preach in a Secular Age?

GUEST BLOG: Jenny Wilson, Canon Precentor of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, explores how good preaching in this and every age is about listening for God’s voice in the everyday. The …

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January #BookOfTheMonth: Hope in Dark Places

January is often considered the most miserable month of the year: Christmas cheer is over (in the secular world, at least…) and there seems to be no end to the long, dark nights. However,&nbs…

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