21st April 2018

A Talk and Book Signing


Author David Wilbourne

21st April 2018


Join us for a fascinating, amusing and interesting talk by David Wilbourne who will read extracts from his book and talk about his life during his time as the newly appointed Vicar of Helmsley.

About The Book

David was looking forward to working in this picturesque market town, set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Admittedly the vicarage, which dated back to the twelfth century, was extremely cold and damp. And not all of his parishioners were impressed by his newfangled ways. But with the help of the irrepressible Father Bert, a retired cleric and one-time Tail End Charlie, David set about winning over the townsfolk.There was Lord Feversham, the local landowner who at times bore an unnerving resemblance to Henry VIII; fiery Ted, a retired chef who had fought with the Polish Free Army; Frank the singing shepherd, still working as he approached eighty, and redoubtable countrywoman Eva.  All had stories of hardship and sacrifice, friendship and love. Charming and moving, Shepherd of Another Flock is a must-read for fans of authors like Gervase Phinn, James Herriot and Amanda Owen.

Copies of the book are available on the day or in advance from The Gift Shop here at Tennants.

About The Author

David Wilbourne has spent the majority of his ministry in Yorkshire, and was Vicar of Helmsley for twelve years and a canon of York Minster. Between 2009 and 2017 he was the Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, working with the Archbishop of Wales, before returning to Yorkshire to be an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of York. He is also a writer, book-reviewer, after-dinner speaker and broadcaster.

Tickets £12

which includes a Light Afternoon Tea of a selection of cakes and savouries.  The Restaurant and Cafe are also open (see here for opening times)

Buy tickets online here or email  [email protected] or call 01969 621146.

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