Chance to see ‘Clitheroe Gospel’

The Clitheroe Gospel, inside page
The Clitheroe Gospel, inside page

A VERY special book will go on display in Clitheroe later this month.

Fourteen years ago, in 1998, local people joined together to produce a handwritten version of Mark’s Gospel, which was also illustrated by local schoolchildren. It was named the “The Clitheroe Gospel”.

The Clitheroe Gospel

The Clitheroe Gospel

The book will be on display at Clitheroe United Reformed Church on Saturday June 23rd from 2 to 4 p.m. during which time a strawberry tea will be held to raise funds for The Bible Society. The Clitheroe Gospel is normally kept at Clitheroe Library.

Today there are 6,912 languages in the world. Of those, more than 4,400 wait for even one book of the Bible. Worldwide, the Bible Society works on more than 550 translation projects at any one time.

Some of the greatest demand for Bibles comes from some of the world’s poorest communities and the Bible Society subsidises the cost. In a 12-month period almost 400 million people receive a Bible from the Society.