The Year of the Word

Sunday 1st December 2019

Today marks the official start of a whole year dedicated to celebrating, living and sharing the Word of God. We pray that during this Year of the Word we may be attentive to the voice of God speaking to us through the scriptures.

The theme of the Year of the Word will be ‘The God Who Speaks’.

During the year, we will be taking part by celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word with an exciting new Scripture initiative. It’s an opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God who Speaks’.

Throughout 2020 there will be a range of events, activities and resources to participate in all around the country. To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes of celebratingliving and sharing God’s word.

The God who Speaks Prayer

Living God,

you walk alongside us

and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.

Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears

and shows us how to live for one another.

Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds

so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.


Celebrations around our diocese have already begun, with over 20 schools from the St Ambrose Barlow deanery gathering earlier this month which you can read more about here.

You can find out more about the God who Speaks here and keep up with local updates on our dedicated website page.


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