'Priests can make excellent chroniclers, having privileged access as they do to the minds and lives of others... Tales of a Country Parish is in this brave tradition. Immensely knowledgeable and curious, Colin Heber-Percy wears his deep learning lightly and his reflections are moving, compelling and insightful.'
'This hymn to a holy land has a Wordsworthian appreciation of nature and is full of humanity and wisdom.'
'Self-willed, eccentric, intimate... this book takes you into the mind of a man of intellect, deep tenderness, and above all, a passionate, life-sustaining Christian faith.'
'Philosophical speculation, country lore, rock music, spiritual exploration, erudite and beautifully written, this collection of reflections and meditations is a surprise and a delight. The kind of shot in the arm the Church of England badly needs - and is so rarely to be found.'
'A delightful book from a gentle, generous spirit.'
'A luminous, lyrical book, brimming with soul and the spirit of place.'
'Colin Heber-Percy's prose is flowing and he writes amusingly, perceptively and beautifully, especially about the countryside and human frailty.'
'Best kept on the bedside table for a nightly dose of inspiration. But beware lest these apparently beguiling writings provoke you to sleeplessness.'
'Insightful... at times immensely funny... well larded, and serves as a reminder of the importance of a good parish priest.'
'An immersive experience of rural life... A book which shines with a sense of exploration and generosity towards others, drawing sustenance from myriad sources while remaining firmly in touch with chalk-encrusted feet searching lost downland tracks.'