Suggestions For Celebrating 400 Years Of The King James Bible/Authorised Version

In Churches

1 Use the KJV/AV at:

  • Evensong, throughout the year;
  • One service a month;
  • A special service.

2 If your church has a choir:

  • Use anthems/verse anthems with texts from the KJV during services for the year and make it known that the text is from the KJV;
  • A concert of choral works which use texts from the KJV;
  • A performance of some/all of the Messiah.

3 The Royal School of Church Music will be publishing a special service put together to mark the celebration - further details will be put on our website, and that of the RSCM, in due course;

4 Bible Society will be including the celebration in their material for Bible Sunday;

5 A Bible-reading marathon, or just the New Testament. Further information will be available on this website in due course.

In Schools

A number of projects are being worked on including:

1 Peterborough Diocese - The Shoe Box Bible:

The recreation of the bible in sections prepared as three dimensional interpretations in standard shoe boxes. - Schools, parishes or individuals would be asked to prepare an interpretation of text taken from bible. This could be a literal presentation of a scene in a story or an interpretation of ideas rendered using a range of materials.

Details of more projects will be available on this website as soon as possible.

Historic Royal Palaces The Bible Society Society of Biblical Literature Nida The American Bible Society