David Wilbourne at Tennants Garden Rooms

David Wilbourne at Tennants Garden Rooms
  • Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG.
    Tennants Garden Rooms
    Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG. UNITED KINGDOM
  • 21/04/2018 14:00 - 21/04/2018 16:00


Join us for a fascinating, amusing and interesting talk by David Wilbourne who will read extracts from his book, Shepherd of Another Flock and talk about his life during his time as the newly appointed Vicar of Helmsley. David was looking forward to working in this picturesque market town, set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Admittedly the vicarage, which dated back to the twelfth century, was extremely cold and damp. And not all of his parishioners were impressed by his newfangled ways. But with the help of the irrepressible Father Bert, a retired cleric and one-time Tail End Charlie, David set about winning over the townsfolk.There was Lord Feversham, the local landowner who at times bore an unnerving resemblance to Henry VIII; fiery Ted, a retired chef who had fought with the Polish Free Army; Frank the singing shepherd, still working as he approached eighty, and redoubtable countrywoman Eva. All had stories of hardship and sacrifice, friendship and love.

David Wilbourne has spent the majority of his ministry in Yorkshire, and was Vicar of Helmsley for twelve years. In 2009 he was consecrated Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, working with the Archbishop of Wales. He is also a writer and broadcaster.