"We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life." 1 John 1:1
Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.
‘Today Jesus speaks those same words to you: “Take heart, I am here with you, allow me to enter and your life will change”. That is why the Lord gives you his word, so that you can receive it like a love letter…’ Pope Francis (zenit.org)
2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’.
Please email Fleur Dorrell if you have any questions relating to our Scripture initiative ‘The God Who Speaks’.
In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. Here's an update from our campaign's National Planning Team on how we're responding to the current situation as well as an invitation to participate in a period of joint discernment.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols launches our 2020 'God Who Speaks' Scripture initiative from the National Gallery in London: bringing to life three devotional and dynamic paintings. Meet our official 2020 artist Pete Codling and find links to art projects taking place across the dioceses.
Working in over 200 countries, Bible Society is a charity on a global mission to bring the Bible to life for every man, woman and child. We believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change for good. Bible Society is our Partner for The God who Speaks: The Year of the Word.