Resources for Churches
The Word Revealed – a festival service book with music
The Royal School of Church Music has published a festival service book to commemorate the anniversary. The Word Revealed was compiled by Charles Taylor (Dean of Peterborough Cathedral) and Peter Moger (Precentor, York Minster), and commissioned by the King James Bible Trust. It seeks to trace through history the place of the Bible in Christian life and worship, as well as celebrating the effect the King James Bible has had on generations of Christians. It includes a varied selection of hymns, songs, and anthems old and new - some specially written for this festival – and readings and prayers.
See www.rscm.com/publications/new.php#WordRevealed for more details and a downloadable sample copy.
Bible Reading Marathon
Are you considering organising a Bible Reading Marathon? The Diocese of Peterborough have provided some notes on their website about running a Bible Marathon which you can use to help with your own planning: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/bible2011.htm#marathon
Handel & Newton Messiah
John Newton preached a sermon on each Bible passage in the Messiah! The John Newton Project will be producing a resources package for use in performances of the Messiah. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. See www.johnnewton.org
Telling Tales Study Guide
The Telling Tales Study Guide is intended for use by church groups with material for five sessions. It may also be adapted to suit the needs of a particular community.
See www.sheffield.ac.uk/kjv/exhibition/learning/adults.html for more details and to download.
Resources for Children
A number of projects are being worked on for children, we will continue to announce these below:
The Bible in Literacy www.bibleinliteracy.org is an Educational resource for Primary Schools and has been supplied to more than 190 schools within the UK so far.
Bible Explorer Lessons from Walk through Ministries: www.bible.org.uk/bx_whatis.php is an educational programme taught exclusively in schools to children in Key Stage 2 years 5 & 6
Available from: David Smith, email@example.com
Touring Bible Theatre for Children, Families and Adults
Rhema Theatre company have been performing in churches, schools, festivals, arts centres and theatres for 10 years and have en exceptional reputation in ‘bringing the Bible to life' in fun and relevant ways for all ages. We offer a variety of touring shows for every age-group and mission weeks perfect for your community!
Simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Or look on our website www.rhematheatre.org for more details
A.D. 1885 Chinese & English King James New Testament
The A.D. 1885 Chinese & English King James New Testament was the last Chinese (Mandarin) version to be directly translated from the King James Version, a Received Text translation.
The King James Bible Society freely offers this New Testament (a photo copy of the original) on our website in pdf format. www.kingsbiblesociety.com