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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By Amazon Customer on 17-10-16
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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By Tree Elf Girl on 28-01-18
Where does Bringing in the Sheaves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What was one of the most memorable moments of Bringing in the Sheaves?
Listening to Richard's recount of Parish life.
Have you listened to any of Richard Coles’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Not hear any others
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
Interesting book full of funny moments