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The Good News Bible was the world’s first truly “easy-to-read” Bible translation. In its first edition, published under the title Good News for Modern Man, it was a bestseller, and today is still the UK’s most popular Bible translation.

The GNB aims to give today’s readers maximum understanding of the content of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. It does not follow the traditional vocabulary and style found in historic English Bible versions; instead, it attempts to present the biblical content and message in standard, everyday, natural English – and it’s regularly updated to make sure it reflects contemporary English usage.

Published by Collins in partnership with the Bible Society.

The Good News Bible Through the Eyes of Young Readers


Annie Vallotton Exhibition Launch 17.07.2014

Last Thursday saw the official launch of the Annie Vallotton exhibition, held at the astounding St Martin in-the-fields in Trafalgar Square. The walls of the grand hall were adorned with Annie’s famous line drawings that are so instantly recognisable, steeped in nostalgia and embedded in our memories.


Attendees of the event ranged from diocesan education representatives, school teachers and clergy, as well as retailers and distributors from the Christian book trade. James Catford, Group Chief Executive of the Bible Society and the inspirational Canon Dr Ann Holt OBE, Director of External Relations for the Bible Society and newly appointed Director of Education gave speeches at the event, as well as Paula Taquet-Woolfolk.

During her speech and prayer, Ann Holt, on the use of the Good News Bible and Annie’s work in schools, said ‘This autumn, the Church of England is launching a brand new programme for schools. There can be no better bible to pass onto children than the Good News Bible’.

The exhibition is still open to the public so be sure to go along and see the fantastic display of Annie’s wonderful work. Click here for St Martins opening times.


Tweet us @GoodNewsBibleUK and use the hashtag #ShareGoodNews



Annie Vallotton Exhibition NOW OPEN!

Annie Vallotton Exhibition NOW OPEN!

Annie Vallotton Exhibition NOW OPEN!

‘The Bible in Pictures’ exhibition is now open for public viewing in the St Martin’s Hall at the beautiful St Martin’s in-the-Field in Trafalgar Square. If you ever find yourself in need of some inspiration, do pop along and see Annie Vallotton’s instantly recognisable line drawings. Do make sure you follow us on Twitter, @goodnewsbible, and tweet us with the hashtag #sharegoodnews


Please be aware that St Martin’s Hall will be closed at the following times:
Sunday 29 June from 9.00am-2.00pm 
Monday 30 June from 10.00am-4.00pm
Thursday 3 July All Day
Friday 4 July from 6.00pm onwards 

Sunday 6 July from 9.00am -2.00pm 
Tuesday 8 July All Day
Wednesday 9 July from  8.00am – 1.00-pm
Thursday 10 July from 8.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 13 July from 9.00am – 2.00pm
Tuesday 15 July All Day
Wednesday 16 July All Day
Thursday 17 July from 9.00am -12.00pm
Saturday 19 July from  11.00 am onwards
Sunday 20 July from 9.00am -2.00pm
Wednesday 23 July All Day
Thursday 24 July All Day
Sunday 27 July from 9.00-2.00

(With thanks to the St Martin’s website for opening information). For any updates please check here


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