Tales of a Country Parish
by Colin Heber-Percy
From the vicar of Savernake Forest
‘A delightful book from a gentle, generous spirit.’ – SIMON RUSSELL BEALE
‘Philosophical speculation, country lore, rock music, spiritual exploration, erudite and beautifully written, this collection of reflections and meditations is a surprise and a delight. The kind of shot in the arm the Church of England badly needs – and is so rarely to be found.’ – SALLEY VICKERS
During the unprecedented circumstances of Spring 2020, Colin Heber Percy began writing a daily newsletter of reflections and uplifting stories to stay in touch with his parishioners. Word spread, and soon his bulletins were being eagerly consumed by readers around the country and beyond.
In this thought-provoking and invigorating book, Heber-Percy draws upon a kaleidoscopic knowledge of nature, philosophy, poetry and music, as well as religious writings, and interlaces them with amusing and touching vignettes from his Wiltshire parish.
As he follows the changing seasons, Heber-Percy moves from the seemingly small and mundane to ponder big life questions – can you find heaven in a Londis shop, why is the Bible not like the Highway Code, what on earth we are all doing here – while gently offering up wisdom and sustenance for all, regardless of faith and creed.