As Christians, we understand the Bible to be the written word of God.
Read in the light of the Church’s living Tradition, the texts of Scripture speak to us of God’s character, his relationship with humanity, a range of responses to God’s calling, and our part in God’s kingdom and his mission.
In November 2015, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican II Document, Dei Verbum, a national Scripture conference was held in Manchester. The theme of the conference centred on Luke’s gospel.
The Scripture Working Group was established in 2011 as part of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. The broad aims of the group are: To help network and support existing Catholic biblical initiatives, To promote and encourage new forms of biblical engagement in England and Wales and To identify areas for collaboration and strategic development nationally and internationally.
You can sign up for 'The Word of the Lord' an email newsletter brought to you by the Scripture Working Group at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. In this newsletter you'll find updates of news, events, resources and developments which we hope you'll find beneficial for your continued engagement with the Bible - whether individually, as a family, as a parish community, or to share the Scriptures more broadly.You can subscribe here and opt-out at any time.
In 2013, a resource was published by the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis to promote a deeper appreciation of the place of the Bible in the Catholic community in England and Wales.