Bringing in the Sheaves

  • by Richard Coles
  • Narrated by Richard Coles
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Richard Coles narrates this witty account of life as a parish priest and Radio 4 broadcaster.
After a life of sex and drugs and the Communards - brilliantly recounted in the highly acclaimed first volume of his memoirs Fathomless Riches - the Reverend Richard Coles went on to devote his life to God and Christianity. He is also a much-loved broadcaster, presenting Saturday Live on Radio 4 and giving us regular reason to Pause for Thought on Radio 2.
What is life like for the parson in Britain today? For centuries the Church calendar - and the Church minister - gave character and personality to British life. Today, however, as the shape of the year has become less distinct and faith no longer as privileged or persuasive, that figure has become far more marginal.
In Bringing in the Sheaves, Reverend Coles answers this question. From his ordination during the season of Petertide, through Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter, he gives us a unique insight into his daily experience in the ministry, with all the joy, drama, difficulty and humour which life - and indeed death - serves up in varying measures.
Told with extraordinary charm and erudition, Bringing in the Sheaves features a multitude of characters and events from parish life against a backdrop of the Christian calendar.

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Bringing in the sheaves by the Revd Richard Coles

A day to day description of the life of a country Vicar.. He describes his calling,,his life with his partner, who is also a Priest. The seasons of the Church are chronologically written about like a daily diary-very amusing in parts.
A good read.

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- Amazon Customer

The difficult second volume...

I'm a Richard Coles fan and the high-bar set by his first volume meant it's successor needed to be brilliant. It's very good but it's knocked the bar off on its way over.

Richard is breathtakingly honest and one feels that if the Church listened to him, it may not die out by the end of the century.

Only three stars for performance as the first half of the book seems to have been recorded during a bout of cold.

Worth a listen.
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- Lee Grant

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2016
  • Publisher: Orion