Churches and Schools Marking 400th Anniversary Of King James Bible

St Mary's Methodist Hall

Islands’ schools and churches are working together to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James authorised version of the Bible.

The book, when it was published in 1611, became what is considered to be one of the most influential volumes in English history as it was taken to the Americas by English-speaking immigrants who settled there.

It was also used by missionaries and many phrases in English can be directly related to this translation.

It’s not used in RE teaching any more but it’s hoped that there could be a tie-in with history lessons in the school.

In early August a special copy of the book, prepared by the Rev Stephen Weild, chairman of the Cornwall and Scilly Methodist district, will be presented to the Council.