Published Wednesday 11th October 2017

Those who have heard the Dean of Hereford, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, speak will be familiar with his ecclesial eloquence.

Few, however, will have heard him talk publicly about his many and varied interests away from the church.

But for one evening next month, the Dean will regale those gathered at All Saints Church in Hereford during an evening of music and laughter.

‘I hope it will be a very light-hearted evening,’ said the Dean.

‘I like to focus on the quirky side of life.

‘I was brought up around music from an early age. So, I will play music from my childhood and music of significance to me.’

The Dean says he will also take a jovial look at life during an evening which will appeal to those of both sacred and secular backgrounds.

‘I hope it will attract all tastes.

‘I would love to use what little talent I have to raise awareness of St Michael’s.

‘I like to think we at the Cathedral have a good relationship with St Michael’s through the Light up a Life service held here each year and the Open Gardens in the Deanery and Canons’ garden earlier this year.

‘My own experience with St Michael’s is very positive thanks to the care they have given family, friends and parishioners. I’ve always been highly impressed by the high level of care.’

The evening will take place on Friday, 3rd November in the ever-popular Café @ All Saints, Hereford and will include a two-course supper featuring recipes from café owner Bill Sewell’s new cookbook, ‘Bill’s Kitchen’.

‘We are delighted to be hosting this fantastic event at Café @ All Saints and to be launching my new ‘Bill’s Kitchen’ cookbook at the same time,’ says Bill.

‘The book is a full colour, illustrated hardback, featuring over 120 of my best recipes from the cafes and entertaining at home.

‘Signed copies are now available at £20, with £5 from every copy sold on the night going straight to St Michael’s Hospice.’

The Dean added; ‘Café @ All Saints is a wonderful example of how a church can be given a new use in the 21st Century,’ added the Dean. ‘It’s used by locals and visitors alike, but it still retains its church atmosphere.’

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