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Tales of a Huggable Vicar Hugh Maddox

Tales of a Huggable Vicar

Hugh Maddox

Published February 12th 2012
ISBN : 9781780352152
Paperback
391 pages
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A stream of anecdotes of colourful and varied characters, with vivid, saucy descriptions, self-deprecating humour, thoughts and feelings about life and God, family troubles, friendships and help received, prayers and parties - a human account of aMoreA stream of anecdotes of colourful and varied characters, with vivid, saucy descriptions, self-deprecating humour, thoughts and feelings about life and God, family troubles, friendships and help received, prayers and parties - a human account of a parsons life. He tells of characterful ancestors, wartime childhood, classy youth, a grim and glamorous National Service, Cambridge in the 50s, labouring in a steelworks, curacy in industrial Sheffield and later another at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, followed by parishes in Sandwich, Broadstairs and Dorset, to hunting, sailing and times in Scotland. People have often said Youre not like any of the other Vicars Ive met - only half true and probably a very good thing for the Church of England! Ive been changed by visits to Iona, Taize, Israel, a Kenyan shanty town and India in the steps of Gandhi.