Pasta and Plantains

A new book by Sheffield Circuit’s Rev. David Markay, explores immigration and integration, conflict and compromise, reconciliation and community through the lens of the author’s seven years as minister in multi-cultural congregations in Italy.

  • ”…a moving testimony of life and faith…interwoven with a thousand stories from an increasingly globalized world” (Alessandra Trotta, President, Methodist Church in Italy);
  • “a unique handbook for learners of hospitality and grace” (Peter Storey, retired Methodist bishop, South Africa);
  • “…has much to offer to churches and organisations grappling with the joys and challenges of diversity” (Lia Shimada, Training Officer, The Methodist Church in Britain);
  • ”an encouraging and helpful book” (William Willimon, author, retired United Methodist bishop, USA);

The book is available at £11.50 on, and directly from the author.