About A Vicar's Life

Programme synopsis:

A Vicar’s Life is a warm, frank and fresh observational documentary series following the lives and work of vicars in Herefordshire and south Shropshire, as they face the challenges of maintaining their place at the heart of the community in the most rural diocese of the Church of England.

Facing smaller congregations, financial problems and cultural changes, it has arguably never been a tougher time to be a vicar. 

The BBC followed four of our clergy, three established vicars and their parishes, from the cathedral city of Hereford and its rural surrounds, to the majestic Black Mountains and the picturesque market town of Much Wenlock

The camera crews were there as people shared their greatest joys and sorrows, on an intimate journey through the seasons to reflect the reality of life and faith in some of England’s most beautiful countryside.