Promoting engagement with the Scriptures

As Christians, we understand the Bible to be the written word of God. Read in the light of the Church’s living Tradition, the texts of Scripture speak to us of God’s character, his relationship with humanity, a range of responses to God’s calling, and our part in God’s kingdom and his mission. Above all, sacred Scripture points to Jesus Christ and helps us to discover more about the miracle of our redemption.

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Verbum Domini

In 2008, the twelfth Synod of Bishops met to reflect on ‘The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church’. Following this time of discussion and theolo...Read more

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Parish Study Guide

In 2013, a resource was published by the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis to promote a deeper appreciation of the place of the Bible in...Read more


Working Group

The Scripture Working Group was established in 2011 as part of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. The broad aims of the group are: To help net...Read more


Journeying Through Luke's Gospel - Scripture Resources

In November 2015, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican II Document, Dei Verbum, a national Scripture conference was held in Manchester. The theme of the conference centred on Luke’s gospel. 

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Useful Links

Here you will find links for exploring Scripture more deeply. While we have tried to ensure the suitability of these sites, please be aware that content on third-party websites may not necessarily express the views of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

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Scripture Working Group Newsletter Sign-up

You can sign up for 'The Word of the Lord' an email newsletter brought to you by the Scripture Working Group at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. In this newsletter you'll find updates of news, events, resources and developments which we hope you'll find beneficial for your continued engagement with the Bible - whether individually, as a family, as a parish community, or to share the Scriptures more broadly.You can subscribe here and opt-out at any time. Read more