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Norwich exhibition aims to bring the Bible to life 

A well-known inter-active exhibition which aims to bring the Bible to life with an immersive learning experience, is coming to a Norwich church this summer.

The Bible Comes to Life exhibition has been running in one form or another for over 125 years and from August 15 to 18 will be hosted at St Stephen's Church at Chapelfield.

Authentic Middle Eastern clothing, first person character talks, a scale model of the Jewish Temple, the Desert Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant, together with ancient artefacts portray the life and faith of people who lived 3000 years ago are all included. Originally held in 1891, the current exhibition still features some items that were in the original displays

St Stephen’s curate, Rev Dr Alex Irving, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming this important and impressive exhibition which will enable visitors to experience so many of the places and objects described in the Old and New Testaments. We want to help people see something of the world that Jesus would have known and to read the Bible with renewed interest and understanding.

“The exhibition is completely free and there is no need to book. There is also a cafe in the church building as well as a children's play area, so visitors will be a chance to enjoy these as well as the exhibition.

“We are hoping that the exhibition will help Christians to engage in new ways with Bible by helping us to visualize the culture and buildings it describes. It will also help Christians engage more with the Jewish roots of our faith, and to come to a better awareness of the culture in which Jesus lived and needs to be understood. We also hope that visitors who do not know Jesus would be intrigued by what they experience and want to know more.”

The exhibition will be in St Stephen’s Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich, NR2 1QP from August 15 to 18.

You will be able to get a taste of the Bible Comes to Life at the Celebrate Norfolk event at the Forum in Norwich on June 29 when it will be exhibiting.

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