The Bible in the Life of the Church

“I see this project as utterly foundational for our life together: I can hardly stress that enough." - Archbishop Justin Welby

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 The joy and challenge of being Anglican is that we engage with faith and Scripture in different ways. This can be both exciting and enriching but also difficult and confusing. This project is seeking to offer signposts of understanding as we journey together.

Now in its second phase the project is seeking:

1. To make the work of the project properly and widely known across the Communion.

2. To collect, develop and distribute resources that will encourage and equip church leaders to help congregations transform their understanding of how the Bible is used and aid that practice.

3. To help identify and explore the basis for a global Anglican hermeneutic.

Deep EngagementDeep Engagement, Fresh Discovery explores the way this engagement with and interpretation of Scripture looks like in different parts of the Anglican Communion. It is accompanied by a significant collection of further educational resources to encourage us, as a Communion, to deepen this engagement. The Report and these resources are offered with an invitation to use them to deepen our love of the Bible and the rich treasures its pages offer.

To purchase the Report and the extra resources on the flash drive/memory stick go to the online bookshop

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There is a "Guide to the Resources" that will help you find ones that might be of interest or assistance to you. This Guide offers an over-view of these resources so you can navigate around them on this website. We suggest you print off the Guide to help you through the resources. 

Further resources are available here

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Abc Welby“I see this project as utterly foundational for our life together: I can hardly stress that enough. It raises some fundamental questions that we share: What place does Scripture have in our life together? How do we engage with and interpret what we read in its pages? Do we understand how others in the Communion, often because their context is different from our own, do this? Can their context and perspectives be a gift to mine? In exploring some of these questions – together – I am convinced that our appreciation of the Bible may be transformed and enriched