A CHURCHMAN has launched a book to help fellow clergymen cope with an ever-increasing workload.

The Reverend Canon Dr Stephen Cherry, a residentiary canon at Durham Cathedral, said his book, Beyond Business, is packed with time management tips for vicars.

He said: “The clergy today have much bigger jobs than their predecessors, often in the form of caring for multiple parishes or simply ever larger ones. Today’s clergy are probably the first generation of those who feel that there really isn’t enough time to do all that needs to be done.

“Beyond Business recognises the reality of this pressure, but also appreciates that time management courses and programmes do not usually hit the spot as far as clergy are concerned.

“The book is a health guide. I am mindful of the high price that long hours and unstructured days can have on clergy. It can eat into their health and morale, fuelling the dreaded burnout.”

Beyond Business is published by Sacristy Press and is priced £8.99.