Parson Woodforde

I am traveling for work right now, but soon, Lord willing, I’ll return to my series on Austen Faith words, with “exertion” and Elinor Dashwood.

I have also been working hard on my book Fashionable Goodness: Christianity in Jane Austen’s England.  If anyone who is interested in this topic wants to be a “beta reader” and give me feedback, let me know! You can find my email address under “About Me,” “Contact.”

For today, I hope you will enjoy reading my guest post about the everyday life of a country parson. The journals of Parson Woodforde and others give us a first-hand look at country life and faith in Jane Austen’s England.  He was very involved with his community and seems to have been an exemplary parson. In his free time he enjoyed “coursing hares,” as the picture above shows (this also provided food for his household).  The website where you’ll find my post is by author Maria Grace, whose novels I enjoy. It includes many interesting posts under the heading Regency Life, including articles related to health, medicine, and language. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Parson Woodforde

  1. I’m already a proofreader for Maria Grace (and is she ever prolific!) and Abigail Reynolds. If I had time to add another to my list, I would do so!! I wish I could, but my teaching load is heavy this spring, so I can’t.

    Sounds like an amazing project!! I can’t wait to read it when it’s done, Brenda!!

    Soli Deo Gloria,
    Susanne 🙂


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