Cult television series like Rev and Fleabag have offered more nuanced representations of British clergymen beyond the cliché of the country vicar. But what is it really like to be a priest in the 21st century – and a young one at that?
Fergus Butler-Gallie, author of Touching Cloth: Confessions and Communions of a Young Priest, considers the role of religion today and its place in the lives of young people. Butler-Gallie was ordained at the age of 26, in 2008, and is assistant chaplain at Tonbridge School, of which he is also an alumnus.
Chaired by Alex MacLaren, actor and co-director of the Spontaneity Shop, a company that makes comedy podcasts, and helps companies and people communicate better. Fergus Butler-Gallie lives in Tonbridge. Alex MacLaren lives in Folkestone.
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