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Grasmere vicar has begun work on his latest book on saints
11:36am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A LAKE District vicar is penning his latest book which will be published later this year.
The Rev Cameron Butland is the Rector of St Oswald’s Parish Church in Grasmere and is also the Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Carlisle.
Mr Butland is to use three months sabbatical to research and write the work which will look at the influence of the founding saints of the British Isles.
He said: “Anyone who knows me well, knows that this has been a passion of mine. People have been telling me for years that I should write a book on this subject.
“To be honest I can’t wait to get stuck into researching and writing the book. It’s something of a labour of love for me.”
The book currently has the working title Walking Into Celtic Spirituality.
Each of its 20 chapters will look at the influence of the founding saints between the sixth and eighth century.
Mr Butland, 55, who was ordained 29 years ago, added: “It will focus on saints such as Oswald, Patrick, Cuthbert, Kentigern, Bede and Ninian.
“All of them have had great influence on this region and the Border region in particular. I will be exploring that more within the book.”
It is expected that Walking Into Celtic Spirituality will be published in September.