CHURCH pastor Anita Cleverly has written a new book about what it means to be a grandparent and a Christian.

Mrs Cleverly is staff pastor at St Aldate’s Church, where her husband Charlie Cleverly is Rector.

Mrs Cleverly’s new book, entitled Faithful Grandparents, is published by the Bible Reading Fellowship, price £9.99.

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A grandmother of eight, Mrs Cleverly has 35 years’ experience as a church leader and will be speaking at New Wine Ireland in July and New Wine United festivals in August.

She said: “This is a book about what it means to be a grandparent today.

“But it is not just about what it might mean to be a grandparent but also about being one who identifies as a Christian - a disciple of Christ.”

Mrs Cleverly is also a bereavement counsellor and international speaker.

Before she worked at St Aldate’s Church she spent 10 years in inner-city Paris.