In the literary tradition of Parson Woodforde and Georges Bernanos, here is the moving, wise and funny diary of a country vicar at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, it raises profound questions about the nature of ministry and the future of the church through its gentle yet acutely observed portraits and stories. Previously self published under the title "Church Wardens I Have Buried", it is used as a text book on ministerial training course.
TIMOTHY BILES was a journalist before he became a priest in the Church of England. He worked in country parishes for over 30 years, mainly in West Dorset in the the Diocese of Salisbury and was also at the forefront of the diocese's work in support Sudan. An avid sports fan and now retired, he lives in Sherborne.