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images-1I have an invitation to a special service at Westminster Abbey next week which I’m looking forward to very much. I’ll write a report when I get back.

A SERVICE OF CELEBRATION TO MARK THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE

16 November 2011 at Noon

Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will attend a service of celebration, in association with the King James Bible Trust, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible at Westminster Abbey on 16 November at 12 noon.

The place of the King James Bible in our culture and the continuing significance of the Word will be celebrated in the service.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams will give the Address. A new composition by one of the winners of the King James Bible Trust Composition Awards, Out of the South Cometh the Whirlwind by American composer, Zachary Wadsworth will be performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by James O’Donnell.

Following the service the Abbey’s bells will be rung to a peal of Stedman Caters comprising 5,400 changes.

Lancelot Andrewes, Dean of Westminster 1601-1605, was Director of the first Westminster Company responsible for translating part of the Old Testament. It is believed that the translators met in the Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey, a room also used by subsequent translators.

The service is part of a series of Abbey events marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

4 Replies to “Pussy cat, pussy cat…”

  1. Rowan Williams does not believe in the virgin birth of our lord Jesus Christ the sooner he retires the better.

  2. The Kings James Bible was and is a great gift to mankind. One matter, however, troubles me. It is beyond all doubt that King James 1, who commissioned the Bible, was an active homosexual. I would be interested in informed comment.

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