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2011 - Year of the Bible

2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Events are planned throughout the Diocese - click here for details. Please contact the Diocesan Communications Officer, to have your event added.

Great and Manifold Blessings: The Making of the King James Bible

An exhibition at Cambridge University Library

Tuesday 18th January - Saturday 18th June (except April 22-25th inclusive)

This exhibition at the University Library looks at the history of translation of the Bible into English, culminating in the famous King James Version of 1611, described as one of the greatest works in the English language. The exhibition includes manuscripts produced by the men who worked on the translation, pamphlets giving feedback on the new Bible (which was not received with universal approval) and copies of some of the Library's rarest bibles, including the Gutenberg Bible and the so-called "Wicked Bible".

Admission Free

For more details go to http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/KJV/

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

There is an official Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October 2011. The Ven Hugh McCurdy, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, will be one of the leaders on this pigrimage. Why not consider joining it and seeing the sites where many of Jesus’ words and miracles are remembered?

Essential 100 from Scripture Union

Essential 100 logoScripture Union have published a book called Essential 100 -Your journey through the bible in 100 readings. In it there are 50 readings from the Old Testament and 50 from the New. There are designed to give readers a good understanding of the overall Bible story. Again this can be used by individuals or by a group. For further details go to www.e100challenge.org.uk

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