Broch folk make their mark in history with People’s Bible Project

Stephen Brown (United Reformed Church), Carol Anne Parker (Fraserburgh West and Rathen West Parish Churches), Peter Park (Old Parish Church) and Norman Waddington (Salvation Army). photo Angela Campbell
Stephen Brown (United Reformed Church), Carol Anne Parker (Fraserburgh West and Rathen West Parish Churches), Peter Park (Old Parish Church) and Norman Waddington (Salvation Army). photo Angela Campbell

Local church ministers and their congregations took part in an historic event last week when the People’s Bible Project arrived at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre.

Stephen Brown of the United Reformed Church, Carol Anne Parker of Fraserburgh West and Rathen West Parish Churches, Peter Park of the Old Parish Church and Norman Waddington from the Salvation Army were joined by more than 300 parishoners in an event organised by members of Fraserburgh Churches Together in response to a national tour that is taking place - The People’s Bible Project.

The project offers everyone the opportunity to make their mark in history by creating a one-of-a-kind Bible by hand writing a couple of verses from the King James Bible, published 400 years ago.

At the end of the project, the completed Bible will be presented to the Queen at a national celebration service at Westminster Abbey.

Local minister, Carol Anne Parker said: “Sadly, it is often the Bible, or at least, certain approaches to the Bible, that divide people of faith.

“The People’s Bible Project gave us the opportunity to come together to celebrate the Bible and to enjoy one another’s company making the day historic in all sorts of ways. It was a real privilege to be part of it all.”