The Church of the Good Shepherd, Monkstown, participated in the KJV400 anniversary lecture and Bible readings at the Linenhall Library, Belfast.
The event took place on December 14, and the Church of the Good Shepherd’s involvement was a result of a week of events it held earlier in the year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. These included compiling a community handwritten set of the gospels.
Professor Lawrence Kirkpatrick (Chair of Church History at Queen’s University, gave the lecture; and the readings from the King James Bible were interspersed with comments and anecdotes from Belfast Telegraph religion correspondent Alf McCreary.
Four members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, including priest–in–charge the Rev Arlene Moore, took part in the evening, and others who did readings included Anne Hailes (journalist and one–time TV presenter), Richard Ryan (manager of the Good Bookshop at St Anne’s Cathedral) and John Doherty (Chairman of the Bible Society of Northern Ireland).