Bless Me, Father

Bless Me, Father Review

The inspiration for the hit London Weekend Television series of the same name, this is one confessional you’ll want to make a point of visiting

Young Neil Boyd has just finished divinity school and has been newly ordained as a priest. His first post? St. Jude’s parish, a corner of London with a raucous congregation full of Irish immigrants. The flock is an odd pairing with the gentle Father Boyd, but he just might be both mad enough and tender enough to get through to them.
 
Later adapted into a beloved British sitcom, Bless Me, Father is a humorous and sweet-natured look at Catholicism in the 1950s. Joining Boyd is the cantankerous, scheming, and brilliant Father Duddleswell, a man who is willing to do anything to make sure the Lord’s will be done, and Mrs. Pring, the sharp-tongued housekeeper who both coddles and cajoles her priestly family of two. If the church needs money, Duddleswell will place a bet to get it. If a Catholic wants to marry a Protestant . . . well, maybe he won’t go that far.
 
Father Neil’s adventures with his parishioners are sure to delight readers of all creeds.

Title:Bless Me, Father
Edition Language:English

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    Bless Me, Father Reviews

  • Sara J. (kefuwa)

    A (fictional) humourous look at the priestly ministry in the 50's through the eyes of newly ordained Fr. Neil and for his first posting is sent to St. Jude's parish in London. There he meets the paris...

  • Angie Rhodes

    Father Duddleswell, is a priest, who is a plump mischievous little man, with a glint in his eye, and Father Boyd his new Parish Priest, along with house keeper Mrs Pring, Bless me Father will have you...

  • Richard

    Yes, even though I'm not a religious person, I have a soft spot for priests, especially if they're amusing or solve mysteries. The author of this book, and a handful of sequels, was at one time a prie...

  • Bryan

    Hilarious British humor-laced story....

  • Janka H.

    Shenanigans in the clerical's robe.Fr Neil Boyd, a young priest in his first parish of St Jude's, needs to have all his wits next to him when put under the wings of eccentric older priest Fr Duddleswe...

  • Kathie

    This is the first in a series about a Catholic priest stationed in Ireland. I thought it might be a little like the series by Jan Karon about an Episcopal priest in the US, but it is quite different. ...

  • Reading Fury

    The first in the series, Bless Me, Father introduces us to mainstay characters and Father Neil's starting point in his ordained duties at St. Jude's. I have been reading the books a bit out of order, ...

  • Sjervey

    Newly ordained Catholic priest, Neil Boyd, an Englishman, finds himself assigned to a parish in a London suburb under the tutelage of an Irish Monsignor in the early 1950's. Those of us who remember t...

  • patricia

    Father Neil Boyd has just been ordained and is assigned as a curate for St. Jude's Parish. St Jude's is a parish full of characters and Irish immigrants. The pastor himself, Father Duddleswell is amon...

  • Ryan Barretto

    A very entertaining read. I love how the author creates the scene and then makes you smile with the antics he puts his characters into. The parish priest is the standout character throughout, but the ...