There has been a branch of the Bible Society here on Alston Moor for well over half a century.

 

Much up to date information, aims and projects and its affiliation to Bible Societies worldwide may be found on the website: biblesociety.org.uk.

Makers of the YouVersion Bible app have named the passage from scripture which was shared, bookmarked and highlighted on its platform more than any other this year.  The most popular verse was Isaiah 41:10 which says:

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you.  Don't be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand".