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Colin Heber-Percy in conversation with Andrew Rumsey at the Festival of Faith and Literature

13 April 2023

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KT Bruce

Andrew Rumsey and Colin Heber-Percy

Andrew Rumsey and Colin Heber-Percy

This week’s podcasts brings a highlight of the most recent Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature, which took place in Winchester in late February: Colin Heber-Percy in conversation with Andrew Rumsey on the theme, “Throwing away the map, and setting out anyway.”

Dr Heber-Percy reads extracts from Tales of a Country Parish: From the Vicar of Savernake Forest, his account of life and parish ministry during lockdown, which was published last year by Short Books (Books, 1 April 2022, Faith Features, 18 March 2022), and discusses some of its themes with Dr Rumsey. Dr Heber-Percy also reads pieces of writing not included in Tales of a Country Parish.

The Revd Dr Colin Heber-Percy is a Team Vicar in the Savernake Team Ministry, in Salisbury diocese. He is also a writer and screenwriter, and has written numerous articles on faith and film, the philosophy and theology of cinema. His book, Perfect in Weakness, on the work of Andrei Tarkovsky, is widely acclaimed.

The Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey is the Bishop of Ramsbury in Salisbury diocese, and the co-lead bishop for church buildings and cathedrals. His most recent book is English Grounds: A pastoral journal (SCM Press) (Podcast, 2 December 2021, Books, 11 March 2022).

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