Bible on a journey

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A BIBLE has made its final journey in a pilgrimage to celebrate its 400th anniversary.

The milestone in the birthday of the King James Bible was marked with a series of events by the Diocese of Durham, including some in Sunderland.

Among them was a special service held at the Minster, after the book, a replica of the 1611 Bible, was brought to the church on a walk from Darlington, with sections of the text read along the way, and a calligraphy workshop held at St Peter’s in Monkwearmouth.

The finale saw it carried in a procession from St Giles’ Church in Durham, to the River Wear where the group boarded a boat at Elvet Bridge.

The party sailed to Durham School’s boat house, then took the bible to the cathedral for Evensong.