The Hethersett Bible
Christians in Hethersett will be celebrating the Year
of the Bible by producing their own handwritten edition.
The picture above was taken at the launch in Hethersett Methodist Church
on July 9th, 2011.
The picture above was taken at the launch in Hethersett Methodist Church on July 9th, 2011.
The Hethersett Bible is being organised by Hethersett
and District Churches Together and is a project that will involve local
people either working in groups or at home on their own.
“This year has been named as the Year of the Bible
with the main aim to bring the Bible back into the centre of people’s
lives. This year also marks the 400th anniversary of the
Authorised Version of the Bible and the Churches Together group is
undertaking the Hethersett Bible not just to bring the Bible back into the
centre of people’s lives, but in an effort to do something worthwhile to
draw the community together and achieve something that will last into the
future as a landmark of this year,” said Methodist Minister The Rev
“In our modern world of word processing and mass
produced books, we can easily forget that for hundreds of years the Bible
was handed down by people writing it for future generations, often by
candle light and without our modern writing implements. This exercise has
something to do with re-living the traditions of those who have gone
before, “ he added.
It is hoped to involve as many people as possible in
the project and also to include illustrations of favourite Bible stories.
People are being asked to write as much or as little as they wish:
“To get the project launched we would like people
who feel that they can discipline themselves to write a whole book over a
period of time, a little each day to contact us. We are hoping people will
not only write out their favourite passage but also do a different part of
the Bible which may help them to better understand the text,” Rev
Members of the Methodist Church, Parish Church and
Hethersett Catholic Community are all getting involved. Volunteers can
contact Rev Grimshaw on 01603 811999 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a meeting at Hethersett Methodist Church on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m to midday for people to take part in the project.