WORSHIPPERS are preparing to flock to Helsby to take part in a marathon bible reading celebration.
For three days hundreds of villagers will take it in turns to read passages from the bible in a giant event to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the translation of The Bible into the King James Version.
Worshippers from across Bunbury, Tiverton, Frodsham, Helsby, Oakmere, Ashton, Kingsley, Norley, Tarporley and Tarvin are expected to flock to Helsby Methodist Church to take part in the celebration.
The Biblethon, a non-stop reading of the whole Bible, will see pensioners, students and children read passages of the sacred text, while visitors can enjoy a display of family bibles and watch religious themed DVDs.
On Friday, June 17 children from Helsby Hillside Primary School will start the reading at 9am and on Saturday and Sunday residents can enjoy refreshments at a coffee morning and faith lunch.
Heather Oulton, of Helsby Methodist Church, said: “Everyone is invited to come along at anytime over the weekend to get involved or just to listen to the readings, have a look at the displays and resources available, enjoy a coffee and delicious cakes and meet up with your local church in a relaxed atmosphere.
“It is a unique and interesting way to celebrate the anniversary, and we hope it will be a brilliant way of getting the community together.”
If you are interested in being involved please contact Heather Oulton or the Rev Steve Santry at the HMC church office on 01928 727217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.