King James Bible Trust celebrate 400th anniversary

21 October 2011

The King James Bible Trust has been established to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible which was completed in 1611.

Frank Field, Chairman:

There have been few more important single publications and its impact through history has been colossal.

Our aim is to celebrate its impact in history and on language, particularly in this country, but also throughout the English speaking world.

The Trust is developing projects which will include:

  • Commissioning new music and literature
  • Study days in some cities following James’s route from Scotland to London, focusing on the translation story
  • Lectures at Oxford and Cambridge, where the translators worked
  • Developing educational school projects
  • Publishing new texts
  • Discussions about similar values in the texts of the world’s major religions
  • Major exhibitions in London and around the country where the translations were made
  • Street culture projects

Harrogate and Knaresborough has a number of events coming up:

The Book that changed the world – a display at Harrogate library -22nd Oct 11 to 2nd Nov 11

The Bible in a Day from the Wesley Chapel – 22nd Oct 11

Bible Sunday – a day for celebrating the gift of scripture – 23rd Oct 11

Bible Journey – five week course by Rev Tim Hurren (enrolment) – 25th Oct 11

Bible Journey – five week course by Rev Tim Hurren (enrolment) – 28th Oct 11

Biblefresh Day from Gracious St in Knaresborough – 5th Nov 11



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