After thirty years as a priest Tom Carey believes he is losing his faith. The bishop decides a change is as good as a rest and moves Father Carey to a port chaplaincy on the River Tees. From the comfortable world of candles, readers' rotas, baptisms and funerals, Father Tom finds himself a priest without a church working with prostitutes, drunks and sailors far from home. This a page-turner about faith and love with a complex and sympathetic central character. If you ever wondered if priests and nuns were human beings beneath their habits read this book!