The Man Who Broke into St Peter’s

Chick Yuill

ISBN: 9781909728875

176 Pages

Published Sep 2018


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When the caretaker of St Peter’s finds that the church has been broken into early on the Saturday morning after Christmas, and that the elderly intruder is still in the building and kneeling at the communion rail, no-one is quite sure what to do.

What’s more, his startling resemblance to the picture of the suffering Christ that has hung in the church for fifty years unsettles all who catch sight of him.

But this is as nothing compared to the disturbing impact of his continuing presence on the church and the town. As his identity becomes clear and his story unfolds, long-hidden truths emerge and life in Penford can never be quite the same again…

The Man Who Broke into St Peter’s was short-listed for the 2019 Christian Resources Together Fiction Award.

  • I’ve just read this in a single siting. I really enjoyed Chick’s first book but this has even more depth to the characters. I cared about the characters and what happened to them. There’s a debate about the balance of justice and forgiveness that emerges and I noted this quote: 'Justice sets the world to rights but forgiveness sets people free.’

    Dr. Bex Lewis, senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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