2021

Pilgrims’ Progress in a Pandemic Christmas

GUEST BLOG: As part of our December #ThemeOfTheMonth Gavin Wakefield, author of Saints and Holy Places of Yorkshire: A Pilgrims' Guide to God's Own County, reflects of the significance …

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Look Inside: The Writing on the Wall

Enjoy a sneak peek inside The Writing on the Wall: Everyday Phrases from the King James Bible by Richard Noble The frantic nature of the lead up to Christmas can often serve to highlight how…

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Christmas Journeys, Pilgrim Journeys

GUEST BLOG As part of our December #ThemeOfTheMonth Stephen Platten, author of Pilgrims: Pathways of Christian Life, reflects on the parallels between journeying to family for Christmas and acts of …

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December #ThemeOfTheMonth: Approaching Christmas as Pilgrims

What would it look like if we slowed down this holiday season? What if, instead of treating Advent as an obstacle race – with so many ‘to do’s’ to tick off, so many…

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Marking Time Amidst the Newness of Daily Life

GUEST BLOG: With a new liturgical year just around the corner, we’re focusing on some of our liturgical resources as part of our November #ThemeOfTheMonth: New Beginnings. In this week’s…

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New Beginnings and Old Roots for The Book of Common Prayer

GUEST BLOG: With a new liturgical year just around the corner, we’re focusing on some of our liturgical resources as part of our November #ThemeOfTheMonth: New Beginnings. In this week’s…

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Finding New Beginnings Through Embracing Grief

GUEST BLOG: With a new liturgical year just around the corner, we’re focusing on some of our liturgical resources as part of our November #ThemeOfTheMonth: New Beginnings. In this week’s…

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John the Baptist is No-Platformed by the Student Union and Puts Out a Statement

I am John the Baptist Let me set the record straight It’s always been quite clear what I believe. With no false intent did I Accept the invitation to Address the Christian Union mission w…

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November #ThemeOfTheMonth: New Beginnings

As we approach the beginning of a new liturgical year three of our authors reflect on the theme of new beginnings and introduce us to their liturgical resources. Graham Turner, the writer behind&…

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Look Inside: Not of this Worldview

Enjoy a sneak peek inside Not of This Worldview: Poetry for the Kingdom Among Us by Richard S. Briggs In poems that range from loose informality to tight structure, and from the humorous to …

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Letting Go of the Need to Understand

GUEST BLOG: As part of our October #ThemeOfTheMonth Adrian Roberts, author of Out of the Whirlwind, contemplates the problem suffering poses to belief in a good God and shares his personal experienc…

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Creative & Exciting Prayer

GUEST BLOG: Rosalind Brown, author of our latest release Prayers for Living, reflects on drawing inspiration for prayer from daily life and world events and ponders the place of public prayer i…

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Fear In One Hand, Faith In the Other

GUEST BLOG: As part of our October #ThemeOfTheMonth poet Hilary Jane Hughes encourages us to explore the connection between suffering and fear and draw hope from the ways our life can improve w…

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October #ThemeOfTheMonth: Responses to Suffering

In a world filled with so much suffering, how do we respond to our own pain? To that of others? Find out what two of our authors have to say about this during the course of October as part of o…

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The Deep Hopefulness of Church Music

GUEST BLOG: As part of our September #ThemeOfTheMonth author Andy Thomas asks us to consider the role of Church Music in instilling hope and helping us to explore the reality of Heaven on …

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What Have We Learned While We Couldn't Sing?

GUEST BLOG: As part of our September #ThemeOfTheMonth Gillian Warson, author of Using Vintage Hymns in Worship, asks what we can take away from this period of going without hymn singing in chur…

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September #ThemeOfTheMonth: Music as Worship

How does music inform Christian worship? How important is music to the life of the Church? Find out what two of our authors have to say about this during the course of September as part of our …

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Good News For Animals?

GUEST BLOG: As part of our August #ThemeOfTheMonth Rob Kelsey author of Praying for the Earth muses on the place of animals in God’s kingdom and invites us to reflect upon Christians&rsqu…

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Look Inside: In Awesome Wonder

As part of our August #ThemeOfTheMonth author Daniel Ruy Pereira gives us a sneak peek inside his book In Awesome Wonder and explores what it has to say about a Christian response to climate crisis.…

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Durham Book Festival Fringe 2021

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet top authors as Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral once again join forces to host the 2021 Durham Book Festival “fringe”! Three exciting autho…

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Re-discovering Creation Friendly Traditions Within Celtic Christianity

GUEST BLOG: As part of our August #ThemeOfTheMonth author Ray Simpson argues that the modern Church has repeatedly failed to respond adequately to the realities of climate crisis. He point…

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August #ThemeOfTheMonth: Climate & Environment

How should Christians treat Creation and respond to climate crisis? Find out what three of our authors have to say about this during the course of August as part of our #ThemeOfTheMonth. Ray Simp…

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Englishness and the Church

The history of England cannot be understood without first understanding the history of the Church, argues Partrick Whitworth, author of a major new history of Christianity in England. There has b…

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A Good Death

GUEST BLOG: What does it look like to die well? To grieve well? The COVID-19 pandemic has stolen the opportunity from many to die or grieve as they would have wished. Author Sarah Meyrick reflect…

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Peace. Be Still, Scientist!

GUEST BLOG: Against the backdrop of the Covid 19 pandemic, Daniel Ruy Pereira reflects on the interplay between science and faith and where we can seek comfort in times of fear and anxiety. The r…

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July #BookOfTheMonth: Leading a Church to Maturity in Love

Is it a white candlestick or the outline of two black faces opposite each other? Or is it both? This picture is designed to make you wonder. When you first see it you are likely to see one and, …

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Vintage hymns: past their sell-by date?

BOOK LAUNCH: Have the hymns we grew up with passed their sell-by date? Join musician and author Gillian Warson for the launch of her new book Using Vintage Hymns in Worship live at 8pm BST on Mon…

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BOOK LAUNCH: Made in the Image of God

Transgenderism, artificial intelligence (AI), our relationship to animals and the natural world... Join seven distinguished theologians for the launch of Made in the Image of God, live at 2.30pm …

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Taking Back Control?

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author David Newman takes stock of what we have learned from a year of pandemic, and explores aspects of life in lockdown that he hopes will continue into the future. …

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Busking the Gospel in Secular Employment

GUEST BLOG: Self-supporting ministry is not a new phenomenon, but it has experienced renewed interest of late. Is this the model for twenty-first-century ministry? James M. M. Francis explores some …

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April #BookOfTheMonth: Growing Up into the Children of God

What does it mean for Christians to grow to be mature members of the body of Christ? Find out in our April #BookOfTheMonth, Growing Up into the Children of God. A strong, mature faith is vital fo…

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Meghan’s Lament

GUEST BLOG: What does the book of Lamentations have to do with the recent much-publicised TV interview with Meghan Markle? John Holdsworth wonders how long it will be before this is characterized as…

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Happy Birthday to Us! 🎉

Sacristy Press is a Durham-based publishing company that has just reached a significant milestone. It was founded on 16 March 2011 and is today celebrating its 10th birthday. Over the past…

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A Year Like No Other

GUEST BLOG: We have come full circle, almost a year since the first lockdown commenced in the U.K. on 23 March 2020. We have nearly made it through this winter of uncertainty to spring. #BookOfTheMo…

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Hanging Pictures on the Wall

GUEST BLOG: A good poem is like a picture on a wall, says Richard Briggs. Now I love art galleries. But I have never been good at hanging pictures around the house. I am not speaking of my practi…

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March #BookOfTheMonth: The Geese Flew Over My Heart

Poems for prayer and reflection: our March #BookOfTheMonth is Lyn McCrave’s deeply personal and at times haunting collection, The Geese Flew Over My Heart. This beautiful collecti…

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Book Launch: Christian and Sikh

The Sikh Christian Forum invites you to the (virtual) book launch for Christian and Sikh: A Practical Theology of Multiple Religious Participation by John Barnett. Thursday 4 March 2021 at 7pm&nb…

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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

A prayer by #BookOfTheMonth author Graham Turner for Ash Wednesday. We are marred by the madness of contemporary living      and brought low by the strength of our rebellion. We …

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Top Picks for Lent 2021

Nearly a year into the pandemic, many readers are searching for resources to help them to reflect prayerfully on the current moment and to better express their hopes and fears for the future. W…

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A Different Look at the 40 Days of Lent

GUEST BLOG: With 40 Bible phrases for 40 days, The Writing on the Wall: Everyday Phrases from the King James Bible offers a fascinating alternative to the usual Lent books of Bible studies and refle…

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A Prayer for the Sunday next before Lent

A prayer by #BookOfTheMonth author Graham Turner for the Sunday next before Lent. It is good and frightening for us to be with you, Lord. You both comfort and terrify us. The mighty light that …

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A Fresh Approach to Praying the Lectionary

WATCH: Praying can be an ongoing struggle, but this inventive collection could reinvigorate your prayer life. For over thirty years, Graham Turner has served in a variety of parishes, …

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Prayer, Covid, Presidents and Loss of Control

GUEST BLOG: It is easy to adopt the collective delusion that we are generally in control. #BookOfTheMonth author Graham Turner shows that letting go of this notion and embracing our situation could …

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February #BookOfTheMonth: Alternative Collects

“Collects that follow in the wake of Cranmer”: discover our February #BookOfTheMonth. Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God by Graham Turner These …

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The Dig and The Song of Hild: Who was buried at Sutton Hoo?

GUEST BLOG: A film about the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo will be aired on Netflix from 29 January. The Dig stars Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes, surrounded by a stellar cast. The excavati…

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The Call to Multiple Religious Participation

GUEST BLOG: Why would a Christian priest choose to take part in a second religion’s worship? Is it right? In this blog, John Barnett details his path to multiple religious participation. A …

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God, Incarnation and Limitation

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Mark Philps explores the topic of incarnation and finds hope in the parallels with our currently limited lives. In the days leading up to Christmas I found…

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January #BookOfTheMonth: Kingdom Come

“An intelligent and fresh exposition of what the Christian faith is.” Discover our January #BookOfTheMonth, Kingdom Come. Kingdom Come: Essential Theology for the Twenty-fir…

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