Church ready for bible showcase

St Mary's Church at Cloughton hosted san open weekend event with parishoners bringing along old bibles for an exhibition. Pictured left to right are Ros O'Toole, Barbara Chambers, Sue Staveley, Rev Liz Kitching, Rosemary Marsahll and Caroline Webster. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114282 22/10/11
St Mary's Church at Cloughton hosted san open weekend event with parishoners bringing along old bibles for an exhibition. Pictured left to right are Ros O'Toole, Barbara Chambers, Sue Staveley, Rev Liz Kitching, Rosemary Marsahll and Caroline Webster. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114282 22/10/11
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A SPECIAL event is taking place in Scarborough this weekend to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

The Church of St Mary’s, in Cloughton, will be celebrating the important event by holding an exhibition of bibles in the church.

The exhibition takes place at the church on Saturday October 29 between 1.30pm and 5pm.

There has already been an excellent response from worshippers, with bibles old and new submitted, including copies of the book on CD.

And one of the books that will be on display at the church is a rare copy printed in 1725.

Rev Liz Kitching, from St Mary’s, said the response so far had been excellent and that the day promises to be a one-off chance to see the book in a variety of formats.

She is encouraging people to bring along their copy no matter what its condition, saying: “There could be an interesting history to your bible; it could be very old, very large, very small or in a special binding or a foreign language.

“There has already been an excellent response.”

If you have anything interesting that you would like to contribute, take it along to the church on Saturday afternoon, and Rev Kitching will be happy to receive it.

The exhibition is open to all, and the church will also be open on Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm. For more information, call 870270.