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Year of the Bible Logo

Throughout the Diocese of Chichester 2017 is to be marked as 'Year of the Bible'. As special events for the year are programmed, they will appear here and on our diocesan events page.


Year of the Bible 2017 Logo can be downloaded here

Bishop Martins Letter to parishes can be downloaded here

Year of the Bible programme of events can be viewed here

Lay conference for the Year of the Bible 25 February - more information and a poster here

Year of the Bible reading plan bookmarker - download and print for use in parishes - here

Schools and Year of the Bible

An exciting Art Competition and other events and activities are being organised by the Education Department to promote the Year of the Bible in our church schools. You can find out more here


Pray as you go here- has daily podcasts about 12 minutes long

Talks by Dave Tomlinson here

Recommended books

A list of recommended books to read throughout The Year of the Bible can be found here. More may be added throughout the year so this is not a definitive list. Click here to view

Deeper Engagement - A new collection of resources to strengthen and support the use of the Bible in the life of the Church has been published by the Anglican Communion. More here

A series of monthly book recommendations:

January - Recommended by Revd James Russell

Paradoxology’ by Krish Kandiah (Published by Hodder & Stoughton)

February - Recommended by James D.G Dunn

The Bible in the Contemporary World: Exploring texts and contexts – then and now by

Richard Bauckham (Published by SPCK)

Read more about the year here


More dates and venues to be added.

February 21st
Ashington Church led by Revd James di Castiglioni and Revd Kathryn Windslow
February 22nd
St John the Baptist Led by Revd Canon Dr Anthony Cane
February  27th
St Peter & St Mary's, Fishbourne led by Revd James Russell
March 28th
Bishop Hannington


April 22nd
Venue TBC
May 27th
Venue TBC Led by Bishop of Lewes