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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 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 took place 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)

March - Recommended by Canon Dr Ann Holt OBE

Bread of Angels, Feeding on the Word by Barbara Brown Taylor - Canterbury Press, 978-1-84825-781-8 £12.99 (read the review here)

April - Recommended by Revd Canon Rebecca Swyer

The Bible in Pastoral Practice: Readings in the Place and Function of Scripture in the Church by Paul Ballard and Stephen Holmes

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

Recording of Lectures available to download

The clergy study day lectures to mark the Diocese of Chichester's Year of the Bible have now all taken place. Recordings are available here:

Thursday 23 March at Holy Cross Church, Woodingdean, Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St John's College, Durham looked at the issue of "The Bible and Science". The lecture recording is available to download here

On 14 June 2017, Professor James Crossley, from St Mary’s University, Twickenham gave a lecture on the Bible and Politics for clergy in the Archdeaconry of Horsham at St Mary’s Easebourne. The lecture recording is available to download here

Tuesday 5 September at St Nicholas’, Arundel, Professor John Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor, Oxford gave a talk entitled: ‘Biblical Criticism in a Secular Culture.’ The lecture recording is available to download here

Year of the Bible


Remaining dates and venues

Oct 14th
Hellingly - more details TBC