Letchworth bookshop celebrate The Bible with reading marathon

PUBLISHED: 08:47 03 April 2011

Volunteers will be reading The Bible from front to back in 15 minute slots

Volunteers will be reading The Bible from front to back in 15 minute slots


A BOOKSHOP in Letchworth GC has gathered an army of volunteers who aim to read the whole of The Bible in around 80 hours.

The Christian Bookshop in Leys Avenue will host the event which will see volunteers read out loud to visitors in the shop for 15 minutes before passing onto the next person over a two-week period leading up to Easter.

Named Word Aloud, the recital celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first commissioned English Bible, also known as the Authorised or King James version.

Mike Foster, shop manager, said: “We are excited about the opportunity to celebrate a book that has been such an important influence on society in this nation and abroad for so long. We welcome people to just come to listen or take part.”

Word Aloud starts on Saturday, April 9, at 2.30pm and carries on during shop opening hours until the whole book - from front to back - has been read.

For more information visit www.wordaloud.webeden.co.uk or pop into the store.


More news stories

One million pounds will be set aside to improve community areas across Stevenage over the coming years.


A Biggleswade pubgoer was allegedly robbed and assaulted after taking a ride in what turned out to be an unlicensed minicab at the weekend – and police have today appealed for witnesses.


A garden built by a team of young people in memory of a beloved Baldock school secretary has today been unveiled at her old workplace.

As North Hertforshire baked in the UK’s hottest weather since 1976, Comet photographer Danny Loo cooled off by visiting some of our splash parks and swimming pools to see how families were coping in the heat.

Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter