In A Sort of Life, Greene comments laconically that in Nottingham he found a town ‘as haunting as Berkhamsted’. He would later use it as a setting both for a novel and a play. On Saturday 19 October, at the Catholic Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas, there is a half day of study entitled ‘Faith, Nottingham and Graham Greene’. The author was received into the Catholic Church at St. Barnabas in 1926, an event which was to shape much of his subsequent writing career.
Details of the study half day are given below. Rather typically, Greene made contradictory statements about his time in Nottingham (Nottwich, in the novel A Gun For Sale) but Nottingham has not forgotten its association with this famous writer, as this event demonstrates.