Priests and Prelates: The Daily Telegraph Clerical Obituaries

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 23, 2006 - Religion - 272 pages
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The Daily Telegraph has a reputation for outstanding obituaries. This book contains the best and most colourful obituaries of clergyment in recent years, selected and introduced by Trevor Beeson, former Dean of Winchester. Ranging from Monsignor Alfred Gilbey who weekly rode to hounds in frock coat and gaiters to Brian Brindley who died surrounded by his acolytes in the midst of a five course dinner at The Atheneum. This book is highly entertaining but Trevor Beeson's extended introduction alsoevaluates the clerical tradition and make some fairly piercing comments about the state of the Churches today.

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Excellent collection of obituaries of (mostly) Church of England priests from the Daily Telegraph, showing what a wonderful diverse range of ministers were around in the 20th century, and how ... Read full review

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Trevor Beeson is a much published author and most distinguished Anglican clergyman. A former Canon of Westminster Abbey, he recently retired as Dean of Winchester.

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