Simon Peterson is the vicar of Chilford, a small town in Barsetshire, England. This is his unusual personal diary, relating events over the course of a year in his rather troubled ministry. When he is not clashing with his churchwarden, the overbearing Mr Demos, or arguing matters liturgical with the young and arrogant Reverend Basil Peabody, he is complaining about his travails to his long-suffering wife Christine or being upbraided for his lack of charity and understanding by Cedric, the urbane and unfailingly correct voice of his conscience. This vicar is a man secure in his faith but ill at ease in his parish. As Sheep Among Wolves is lively, thought-provoking and always entertaining and engaging.