The God Who Speaks: The Year of the Word

“Your Word is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path”

Psalm 119:105



           There are lots events and resources to support The Year of the Word, as an opportunity to know

more about the bible and to create new and renewed encounters with Christ through the Scriptures

But where to begin?

The bible can seem overwhelming, full of unfamiliar language, place names and traditions,

so to get us started . . .


At St John the Baptist Church

‘Introduction to the Bible’ Evening.

Sr Hyacinthe and team from Formation for Mission have been invited to spend an evening at the Parish to

introduce us to the bible. The evening is open to everyone, but especially to those who are unfamiliar

with the bible.

To  be held in the Parish Hall on Monday 20th January from 7.30pm - 9.00pm




Weekly Webinar

This is the chance to join Sr Hyacinthe in her weekly webinar, where she shares insights into the following week’s Gospel.  Visit: for more details.


Diocesan e-News

To receive further weekly reflections by Scott Hahn, sign up for the

Diocese of Portsmouth e-News at:

There is a link to follow on the first page

and they will be delivered straight to your inbox.


In the Diocese

Workshops for Readers

These are being held across the Diocese, but the closest to us is at St Peters and the Winchester Martyrs.

 It consists of two sessions on 11th January and 25th January from 10.00am - 1.00pm.

(There are also courses at Leigh Park, Christchurch and Lymington.)

Visit:  for more details and to book a place.



Scripture Tour

A Diocesan and Ecumenical ‘Scripture Tour’ will take place at Winchester Cathedral,

the home of the Winchester Bible. This will take place from 26th- 27th September 2020,

and there will be Liturgy of the Word, talks, displays, resources, activities and concerts.

More details will be available closer to the event.



For details of various bible apps, reading schemes

and further information on activities being held in the Diocese, visit: