The memoirs of a formal naval Chaplain who rose to become Chaplain of the Fleet who went on to become an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese in Europe have been published.
They describe how Rt Rev Ambrose Weekes moved from his seagoing career to serve Tangier, Gibraltar (where he became Dean of the Cathedral) before being consecrated Bishop at Greenwich, visiting countries in the Diocese from France, through Italy and as far away as Russia. He didn’t even stay still in retirement because he went from Rochester back to Europe at Territet, Switzerland before finally hanging up his Bishop’s Crook.
Ambrose writes with a refreshing and humorous outlook, not afraid to laugh at himself from time to time and always giving a sharp and telling description of his experiences whether as a Junior Chaplain or as a respected and Senior Churchman.
Dr Geoffrey Rowell, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe has written a Foreword to this book, which should be of interest to those who have known Ambrose in whatever context, to those interested in an insider’s view of the Navy and its workings and to anyone wishing to learn about the Diocese in Europe from one who has worked there.
The A4 Paperback. Is priced at £24.00 +P&P.