Appeal to help bring People's Bible to Norfolk
An urgent appeal has been issued to find volunteers to help bring the People’s Bible
and enable local people to make their mark in the historic edition.
The People’s Bible project, which aims to enlist 35,000 people to contribute two verses each to the historic digital Bible, will be at the Royal Norfolk Show on June 29 and 30.
The Bible Society needs around ten volunteers to help run the project in the Church Tent over the two days of the Show, to enable local people to each write down two verses with a digital pen and be part of the special edition. Free Show tickets will be provided for those who help out.
The project is part of the celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and will be taken all over the country until November.
Well-known people who have already contributed verses include Prince Charles, Timothy West, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Sally Magnusson.
Bible Society Supporter Liaison Officer, Midas Gordon-Farleigh, said: “We've got a pitch in the Church Tent at the Norfolk Show, and we ideally need five people per day to staff our writing stations for people to write verses of the Bible. We'll also need some assistance in setting up the road show, which may need to happen the evening of June 28. And if anyone would be able to put our Road Show Manager up for 2-3 nights (even in different places) this would all be appreciated.
“This is a one-off opportunity for Christians all over the country to take the Bible to the public.”
If you are at the Norfolk Show, make sure you visit the Church Tent to make your own mark in history.
If you can help, go to the website, www.thepeoplesbible.org and register to volunteer as soon as possible.