As Christians, we understand the Bible to be the written word of God. 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.

2020 was the tenth anniversary of Verbum Domini – Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. This inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, in partnership with Bible Society, to launch an exciting Scripture initiative The God Who Speaks.

Visit our dedicated site for The God Who Speaks.

Online Bibles and Concordances

Here you will find links to online Bibles and concordances.

Journeying Through Luke's Gospel

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.

Scripture Working Group

The Scripture Working Group was established in 2011 as part of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis.

Verbum Domini

Verbum Domini, or 'The Word of the Lord', is a 2010 post-synodal apostolic exhortation issued by Benedict XVI which deals with how the Church should promote the Bible.

Scripture Working Group Newsletter Sign-up

'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.