A new book on the history of St John’s in Hereford will reveal hidden tales of the people who lived and worshipped in the parish without a church. Liz Pitman has researched the story of the parish of St John’s from its beginnings in the early 12th century through to its dissolution in 2012.

Liz said: “It has been a remarkable journey which has taken me from paupers to parsons, with bodysnatchers, sailors and a clairvoyant, too. I am sure that people will enjoy reading the book as much as I have enjoyed writing it”.

She added: “This is the fourth book I have written since I came to live in Hereford in 2007 and I can certainly say this is the liveliest for the characters I have discovered!”

The book, entitled The Parish that Disappeared, is published by Logaston Press and normally costs £10. It will be launched on Tuesday, April 19th at 7.30pm in College Hall, Hereford Cathedral.

At the same event, a multi-authored new book entitled The Story of Hereford will be launched, and there will be an opportunity to speak to all the authors. All are welcome to attend.