The God Who Speaks campaign during the coronavirus pandemic


Take part: Schools Vocation Competition


Watch: The start of Lent - Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers his reflections on this painting by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano titled 'The Incredulity of Saint Thomas'.



View: Photos from the first Scripture Roadshow at Westminster Cathedral


Watch: Cardinal Vincent Nichols at the first Scripture Roadshow 


Read: Celebrating Word of God Sunday

Read: The God Who Speaks Through Song at St Chad's Cathedral

Read: Dedicated Readers' Day in Birmingham East Deanery


Bible Society and the Chelsea Flower Show 2020


In May 2020, Bible Society is sponsoring a garden based on Psalm 23 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020.

After the Show, it is hoped that communities, churches and schools across the country will be inspired to create their own Psalm 23-based gardens in all kinds of places: church grounds, community plots, disused plots of land, unused school outdoor areas. 

There will be special resources for schools. This is particularly important for children who live in cities and may not have had the chance to get involved in gardening before. 





Archdiocese launch


The God Who Speaks was launched in our Archdiocese at Mass at St Chad's Cathedral on the afternoon of Saturday 30 November, the weekend of the First Sunday of Advent.

Archbishop Bernard Longley was the main celebrant and spoke of the new scripture initiative during his Homily

David McLoughlin, Diocesan Bible Champion for The God Who Speaks, also spoke to the congregation about the campaign


Bishops' Conference of England and Wales: Autumn 2019 Meeting Resolutions


The God who Speaks
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales are delighted to work in partnership with the Bible Society on The God who Speaks initiative.
 
This encouragement to Catholics to read and engage with the Scriptures is in line with Pope Francis’s recent Apostolic Letter Aperuit Illis, in which he says: “The relationship between the Risen Lord, the community of believers and sacred Scripture is essential to our identity as Christians”.
 
As we begin this new liturgical year, we encourage Catholics to take part in this initiative and to draw daily on the treasures of Scripture. Reading the Bible, in families or as individuals, allows us to hear God speaking in our lives today.
 
Making the Bible available through word, art, drama and film enables wider access to the Scriptures. We are committed to breaking down barriers to the Word by creating different formats and contexts through which Catholics can engage with it.
 
God speaks through his Word, the Bible, and through the Word make flesh – Jesus Christ. Our desire is to see more Catholics discovering the beauty and significance of Scripture at all times and in all places.
 
This initiative is being formally launched in dioceses with a special celebration of Evening Prayer (Vespers) on Advent Sunday (1st December 2019) in the Cathedrals.