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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.

General YOTB Resources:

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

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


Church House Publishing produce a free Daily Prayer app to make it even easier to access Daily Prayer wherever you are.

Download the iOS (Apple) version of the free Daily Prayer app - here

Download the Android version of the free Daily Prayer app - here

Pray the Daily Office now in online mobile friendly format - here

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

Recommended books/talks

Talks by Dave Tomlinson here

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)

Art and Year of the Bible

A helpful resource for the Year of the Bible in the Diocese of Chichester that demonstrates how art can provide a powerful focus for reflection on biblical narratives. Developed by former Bishop Otter Scholar, Naomi Billingsly.

Download it here

Read more about the year here

Year of the Bible


More dates and venues to be added.

March 28th   Holy Cross, Woodingdean Led by Bishop of Lewes


May 13th
Venue TBC

May 27th
Venue TBC Led by Bishop of Lewes