Illuminated Bible coming to St Johns

29 & 30 March

The Bible Society in conjunction with Notre Dame University in Fremantle has the privilege and joy of presenting for the first time in more than 500 years (since the invention of the Gutenberg Printing Press) a completely handwritten and illuminated Bible. Angela McCarthy from Notre Dame University will be at St John’s to tell us the story and show us the magnificent illustrations.

“A 30-person international team of calligraphers and artists took 13 years to create the Bible’s original manuscript of more than 1100 pages, including 160 major religious artworks, from calfskin vellum.”

On Friday March 29th and Saturday March 30th, St John’s Perth will have volume 6 (containing the 4 gospels and the book of Acts) on display to be seen, along with a video presentation at 5pm & 7pm on Friday and on the hour on Saturday, telling the story of how it came about to be commissioned and the work involved in making each volume.