The King James Bible Trust has been established to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible which was completed in 1611. There have been few more important single publications and its impact through history has been colossal.
The Trust aims to celebrate its impact in history and on language, particularly in this country, but also throughout the English speaking world.
Frank is Chairman of the Trust. HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron of the Trust.
King James Bible Trust website
Projects of the Trust include:
- Commissioning new music and literature
- Study days in some cities following James’s route from Scotland to London, focusing on the translation story
- Lectures at Oxford and Cambridge, where the translators worked
- Developing educational school projects
- Publishing new texts
- Discussions about similar values in the texts of the world’s major religions
- Major exhibitions in London and around the country where the translations were made
- Street culture projects
THE YOUTUBE BIBLE
The YouTube Bible is the Trust's ambitious project to create a complete reading of the King James Bible on YouTube. Readers comprise of actors, sportsmen and women, musicians, politicians and most importantly member sof the public. The YouTube Bible was established by the King James Bible Trust as a way of encouraging people, from of all ages and walks of life, to read passages from the King James Bible in order to create a complete and varied archive of readings accessible online.
Details of how to contribute.
In March 2011 The Prince of Wales added his contribution to the ‘YouTube Bible’ as Patron of the King James Bible Trust:
ARTICLES ON THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE:
Frank's article in The Times celebrating the impact of the KJB.
The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Record
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh meeting students from Bacon's College at the KJB Trust launch event held at Banqueting House, Whitehall in November 2010