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A view from the pew
9:52am Friday 21st October 2011 in Burtonwood
A BURTONWOOD man who has written 250 articles for a parish magazine has compiled a book that will help raise funds for other churches.
Clive Stannard, of Cronulla Drive, has contributed to the St Michael and All Angels Church pamphlet since 1990.
He said: “The general intention was to provide something light-hearted and interesting, a diversion from the more serious stuff in the vicar’s letter, reports and prayers that populate parish magazines.”
Topics the 77-year-old has broached over the years include his life in the Royal Navy, holidays he has taken and current affairs that interest him.
The pieces are non-religious and have no biblical references.
Cllive’s musings received a warm welcome from St Michael’s parishioners and it was some years ago that the Burtonwood Art Show founder toyed with the idea of collecting some of the articles and producing a book.
The result was View From The Pew and Clive added: “I’m very excited to say the least. I’m pleased to be a published author.”
Clive intends to sell his book to various churches at cost plus £1 where they can be sold on for the cover price of £9.95 so those congregations may benefit from the money raised.
The book’s launch takes place tonight, Thursday, from 7.30pm at St Michael’s church hall with refreshments and a free drink.