Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.

‘Everyone should carry a small Bible or pocket edition of the Gospels and should find at least a few minutes every day to read the word of God.’ (Pope Francis, 2014)

2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales, in partnership with Bible Society, to launch this exciting initiative ‘The God who Speaks’.

We’re looking forward to gathering together again in 2021 for more Scripture Tours around England and Wales. Please email Fleur Dorrell if you’d like to co-create some Scripture-filled events across your diocese, invite great speakers and celebrate your communities through art, music, worship, food and fun. We’d love to help you make the most of your ideas.

Watch Cardinal Nichols' reflections on three devotional paintings, meet our official 2020 artist Pete Codling and find links to art projects taking place across England and Wales. Learn more

With 73 books, the Bible's no small read let alone trying to remember even a fraction of the characters. Here are some resources to help you connect more deeply with Scripture. Learn more

In our 'Education' section we have free resources for both Primary and Secondary Schools to help young people engage with Scripture. Learn more

Every week we'll post a Bible verse to our home page - right here - to enrich our prayer and reflection. Learn more

Working in over 200 countries, Bible Society is a charity on a global mission to bring the Bible to life for every man, woman and child. Learn more