Diocese of Chichester



General YOTB Resources:

Year of the Bible 2017 Logo can be downloaded here

Bishop Martin's 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


Apps/podcasts/websites

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. 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


Lent Course Documents