Rules For Reverends Paperback

What They Don't Teach at Theological College... But Should

by Jeremy Fletcher;

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Delight and encourage your friends and family in ministry with 100 not-to-be-taken-too-seriously cautionary rules from the hilarious to the heartfelt. Snippets of worldy and other-worldy wisdom.

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Rules For Reverends

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Jeremy Fletcher gives you 100 not-to-be-taken-too-seriously Rules for Reverends, clerics and anyone engaged in church ministry. Ranging from the downright funny to the deeply insightful, these snippets of wisdom - worldy and other-worldy will raise a smile on any church goer from the pew to the Archbishop’s palace.

Vicar of Beverley Minster, former Curate, Associate Minister, Priest-in-Charge, Bishop's Chaplain and Precentor of York Rev Fletcher insists that these 'rules' are not serious, really... except the ones that are.

Taking a refreshing sideways look at the fantastic, pressurised, privileged, frustrating and humbling role of the clergy, Jeremy not only makes you smile he gives you an empathetic view of the men and women who get to join in the highest and lowest points of our lives, often on the same day.

The book isn’t just for clergy like  but for anyone who does anything like the job of a parish priest or cares about their spiritual leader. After all, we all serve Christ in one way or another.

Jeremy’s words of wisdom include:

"Working harder at this job won’t get you any more money. Unless you become a Bishop, a Dean or an Archdeacon. And who wants to be one of them?"

"Answering machines are superb, but you do need to listen to them."

"Never handle any cash. If you have to, get a witness."

"It’s only when you’re in the pulpit and coughing that you realise you’re not sure whether the jug and glass have been there for five years without being changed."

"Never underestimate the power of a nun to get conversations going. Especially on public transport."

If you want a lightly humorous take on what your minister does on weekdays and what they’d really want to do with their congregation on Sundays - or want to encourage them with a bit humour for themselves, then Rules for Reverends fits the bill.

Rules For Reverends by Jeremy Fletcher was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in November 2013 and is our 9436th best seller. The ISBN for Rules For Reverends is 9781841016573.

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These 'rules' are not serious, really. Except the ones that are.

Clergy inhabit a fantastic, pressurised, privileged, frustrating and humbling role. They get to join in the highest and lowest points of people's lives, often on the same day. They have experiences. If they are very skilled they learn from them as well as laugh about them.

This book is for to clergy like me, and anyone who does anything like the job of a parish priest. You might just recognise a few things, and you'll probably be able to think of some more. And it's for everyone we work with, minister among, share with, pray for and meet with. Normal people. If you're not quite sure what your ministers do all day, what they think about things, why they wear strange clothes, or what they really want to do with their congregation at the end of a busy Sunday, then Rules for Reverends will give you a clue.


"Wonderful stuff! An insider's notes on clergy experience. Heed the advice, watch the warnings, spot the wisdom. I dare you not to laugh." - Nick Baines, Bishop of Bradford.

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Details for Rules For Reverends

Page last updated 12th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBible Reading Fellowship (November 2013)
Number of Pages160
Height110 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4071223
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