CHRONICLES OF A VICAR: HELLO, VICAR!, A COMEDY OF CLERICAL ERRORS, THE CROWNING GLORY - Fred Secombe
Funny and poignant, nonfiction narratives of the life of a Church of England vicar in a small parish in Wales right after WWII. It is part of a series that begins with CHRONICLES OF A CURATE. Fred Secombe and his wife, Eleanor, a doctor, are a good team as they minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the town and cope with two troublesome curates: one feckless, the other pretentious, and the helpful and unhelpful among their parishioners. They direct a Gilbert and Sullivan society which provides comic diversion and help their parishioners cope with tragedy in the wake of a cave-in at the coal mine. The last of the trilogy is set in coronation year with the advent not only of a new queen but of televisions into the community.
Virtual catalogue. Other books by Secombe available from Amazon. (I've ordered some so if you read this and are hooked, I'll be happy to lend them to you.)