About the Bible

The book that has had the biggest influence on the history of the world is almost certainly the Christian Bible. It has touched individuals and societies in so many different ways.

In this section we go back to basics to provide information, articles and inspiration to help visitors simply and clearly understand and explore Sacred Scripture.

“The word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12); it does not die, nor does it age, but it remains for ever (cf. 1 Peter 1:25). It stays young in the presence of all that passes away (cf. Matthew 25:35) and preserves those who put it into practice from inner aging.” Pope Francis

Fr Stephen Wang summarises the Bible succinctly in an article you can read, in full, in this section:

“It speaks about God’s love for all people; his special love for the Jewish people; the coming of the Saviour, Jesus Christ; his death and resurrection; the gift of the Holy Spirit; and the beginnings of the Christian Church. It finishes with an extraordinary vision of heaven.”

What is the Bible?

Fr Stephen Wang, a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, gives a personal and simple reflection on exactly what the Bible is and why it's relevant in our lives today.

How to Read the Bible

A guide to help you enjoy reading Scripture.

St Matthew's Gospel

The gospel of St Matthew presents the whole life of Jesus from childhood to the cross and beyond.

Listening to the God who Speaks

So what is the most important commandment in the Bible? Of course you know the answer....

Can we trust the Bible?

Fr Stephen Wang, a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, gives us four reasons why we can trust the Bible - especially why we can trust the accounts of Jesus’s life that are presented in the four Gospels.

Magna Carta and Gospel Reading

Fr Joseph O’Hanlon, a priest of the Nottingham Diocese, writes about Stephen Langton, the Magna Carta and the influence on our Gospel reading.

Wrestling with God…

Fr Joseph O’Hanlon, a priest of the Nottingham Diocese, tells us a story from the Book of Genesis.