How to get involved with Bible Sunday

Set the date

In 2016, Bible Sunday will take place on 23 October 2016 – though you can choose any day of the year to hold a Bible Sunday service.

Download Resources

You can use as much or as little of our material as you want – adapt these for a programme that suits your congregation, service or any other event.

Tell us what you think!

Please let us know what you think. By passing on any feedback about our resources, we can improve these and help make Bible Sunday even better.

Daily encouragement

This year, as part of our wide selection of Bible Sunday materials, we are excited to offer daily Bible verse emails. Featuring an attractive picture, a Bible verse, and a question to help us reflect on the text, these emails are an excellent way for churches in Scotland to engage with the theme of Coming Home in the week prior to Bible Sunday.

Complete your information in the form to sign-up to these encouraging emails and for updates on Bible Sunday resources.

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Coming Home

How lovely is your dwelling-place,
Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young –
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
Psalm 84:1-7 (NIVUK)

Experiences from Bible Sunday

“At Craigiebuckler Church in Aberdeen we regularly remember the work of the Scottish Bible Society. Recently we highlighted the work the SBS is doing in Rwanda. Bible Sunday provides an annual opportunity to speak about and support the Society’s work. It’s important that we remember that in today’s world God’s Word still brings peace and new life not only abroad but at home in Scotland. The resources SBS provide for congregations, and the projects they support, are vital in helping introduce others to the new life faith in Jesus brings us.”

Revd Kenneth L Petrie

Craigiebuckler Church

“Every Sunday is Bible Sunday and the Bible forms a central part in worship services and personal devotion. But holding a special Bible Sunday reminds people that everyone needs to regularly read the Bible in order to know God through Jesus Christ and to understand what God requires of us, the blessings that await those who obey his Word, and the consequences for those who disobey. It is good to tell the congregation that many people in the world don’t have easy access to a Bible and a Bible Sunday is a great way to celebrate our freedom to read and to use our Bibles and also to explain how the Scottish Bible Society can provide Bibles to many parts of our world today, where Christians find difficulty in getting a Bible.”

Peter Chirnside

Bargeddie Church of Scotland

Frequently Asked Questions

What do the resources cost?

All our resources are provided at no-cost. They are free to download and no registration is required. Get started on the download page.

How do I get started?

The first thing to do is to get the event on the agenda! Perhaps this will involve chatting with your church leadership. An event like this always works best if there are a few folk involved, so it would be good to think about others who could help plan the event.

Once the date is in the diary, start planning what the Sunday will look like. Have a look through the various downloads on the website and decide what resources you would like to use.

What software do I require?

All our resources are provided in PDF format. You will need software that can open PDF format files. Often this will already be installed on your computer or device, but if you are unable to open these, you can download the most recent version of Adobe Reader at no cost.

Can I get in touch for guidance?

Yes! Please contact Adrian Armstrong, Head of Bible Engagement

You can reach Adrian via telephone on 0131 347 9827 or email

Other questions?

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

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