Called to be Priests


Hugh Wybrew

ISBN: 978‑0‑7283‑0369‑0

LENGTH: 54 pages

Fairacres Publications 110

1989/New revised edition 2024

This book speaks of ministry in all its ordained forms as priestly because it makes the fundamental point that the Church is essentially the priestly body of Jesus Christ, our great High Priest. Priestly ministry is more about who you are than what you do. The primary vocation of a priest is to grow in holiness; that is, to try to become more and more Christ-like. Hugh Wubrew offers much to guide, enlighten and nourish not only priests and people thinking of ordination, but all Christians, because the Christian life can properly be described as a priestly life. In a short space Fr Hugh covers much ground and goes deep. There are no wasted words and no trace of superficiality.

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54 pages



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140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

HUGH WYBREW was ordained deacon in 1960 to serve in the Diocese of Southwark. Most of his ordained life has been spent in parochial ministry, with ecumenical interludes at the Catholic University of Louvain (1964–5) and as Secretary of the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius 1984–6). He was Chaplain at the Church of the Resurrection in Bucharest (1971–3), Vicar of Pinner in Middlesex (1973–84) and Dean of St George’s Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem (1986–9). His last parochial post was as Vicar of St Mary Magdalen’s, Oxford (1989–2004). He was a member of staff of St Stephen’s House, Oxford (1965–71), where he is currently Visiting Lecturer in Liturgy.

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