Saint John’s Bible experience December 2023

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St Johns Bible experience

The Saint John’s Bible, an amazing work of art, is coming to St. Thomas’s for the 2023 holiday season. It will arrive on December 13, 2023 and remain for the Christmas 2023 season though January 2024.

Everyone should experience this masterpiece of Sacred Word and Art. See some of our historical articles.

The St. John’s Bible is a major artistic project – a hand-written and illuminated book – produced over many years. The book is quite large – two feet tall and three feet wide! The production of the book required the renewing of many historic artistic and calligraphic techniques. The artwork is especially interesting in the ways it combines many artistic styles and techniques. Full-page illuminations are engaging ways to talk about how we see the world and where imagination can take us.

The Executive Director of the St. John’s Bible project, Brad Neary, will be at St. Thomas’s on December 13, 2023. On that day, we will welcome school and other groups for 30-45 minute “tours” with Mr Neary in the morning (9-11:30). Do you have a group who would like to schedule a presentation or do you know someone who might?

We are also looking for St. Thomas’s docents. A group of individuals will receive training from Mr Neary following the noon service on the 13th. Light lunch will be provided. Are you interested in being trained to be a tour guide?

For more information, please speak to Fr Howie or email the office at

Schedule your personal tour, or bring a group. Open to the public.