St David’s Cathedral

A lot of LIGHT reading

From Wednesday, 14 June at 9:00 am until Sunday 18 June at 5:30 pm there will be a  public reading of the Whole Bible.

This year St David’s Cathedral celebrates 200 years of biblical ministry in the heart of Hobart and the Bible Society celebrates 200 years of Bible distribution. We have decided to mark these anniversaries by having a public reading of the whole Bible by Christians of Tasmania.

We will do this in the midst of an arts festival in our city, focused on silence and darkness, believing that God’s spoken word brings light.

We will be using a single large print Contemporary English Version (CEV) provided by the Bible Society and reading it from cover to cover.

The public reading will start with Genesis at 9am on Wednesday June 14 till midnight, then Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6am till midnight, and from 11.30am – 5.30pm on Sunday, a total of around 75 hours reading which should, all being well, take us to the end of Revelation. (There will be some working around other services on at the Cathedral.)

As the reading goes on we hope that people will come in to listen and will join in prayer in the Nixon Chapel for our city. There will be Bibles available for people to take as well as other evangelistic literature with offers to learn more about Christianity.

What are we asking for:

Churches, Schools and special guests to join us.

Please pray: while there is much to organise, this is a fairly simple exercise in trusting that God through his Word would bring light to our churches, our community and our city.

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

More information about churches being involved can be obtained here




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  God’s spoken word brings light.