The Church of the Good Shepherd in Monkstown is hosting a series of innovative events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James version of the Bible.
The main part of the week will be handwriting the Gospels, to emulate and re–create the work of the Celtic monks of old.
On top of this, all sorts of things are planned, and many different groups and churches will be involved including Quakers, Moravians, Antiochan Orthodox, Roman Catholic and the Presbyterian Church.
Exhibits from the Somme Museum, Linenhall Library, the NI Bible Society, St Patrick’s Centre Downpatrick, and the Centre for Celtic Spirituality will also be on display.
Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in activities, perhaps writing out some verses of the Gospels, or joining in an evening of Gregorian chant and meditation led by the monks of Holy Cross monastery, Rostrevor, complete with harp music and Irish dancing.
There will be storytelling with Liz Weir and the unique hillbilly gospel hall music of the Low Country Boys at the end of a community fun day which will feature Vikings, monastic scribes and King James himself!