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"I've read bits of the Bible but I don't really know how they all fit together."

"I've never read the Bible much but I'm interested in finding out more of what's in it."

If this sounds like you then The E100 challenge might be just what you need.

A new and exciting way to read through the Bible.

The E100 Bible Reading Challenge is based around 100 carefully selected Bible readings (50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament) designed to give participants a good understanding of the overall Bible story from Genesis to Revelation. The 'E' stands for Essential and each of the Essential 100 readings ranges from a few verses to a few chapters.

Visit the E100 site -




Our Bible study group

  • We meet every other Wednesday evening
  • We focus on small sections of scripture from particular books of the Bible with discussion in relation to our discipleship as followers of Christ.
  • If you are interested please speak to Paul Barnes.




More help to read

the Bible; 

DAILY BREAD     copies of the latest issue are available at the back of the church for those who have ordered it. Audrey  (18.02.18)


The Scripture Union 
...  has free online material that you can use to help with reading and understanding the Bible. WordLive is an on-line interactive way of engaging with the Bible. Available through Scripture Union or search for word live

They also offer a daily reading notes booklet called Daily Bread:

Daily Bread - helps people explore, understand and enjoy the Bible - and work it out in everyday life. Daily Bread gives you:

  • a Bible reading for each day;
  • easy-to-understand, practical comments which relate the Bible to everyday life;
  • a special Talkabout section for individuals and small groups.

An annual subscription provides you with four quarterly magazines and free postage.

Bible Reading Fellowship 
...  BRF  offers various daily reading notes (some are available electronically as well as in booklet form) Ann Bell (859796) can help with providing BRF daily reading notes.

  • New Daylight – readings for each day with comment and prayers (available in Large Print)
  • The Upper Room – includes reflection and prayer
  • Guidelines – detailed study
  • Day by Day with God – for women



Taizé Community
...  a religious community in France made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations seeking to live united in Christ and serving the poor and the young - online Bible readings, meditations and prayers at the  Taizé website .

  • Daily Reading Bibles - these are designed for reading through the whole Bible in one year, with readings divided up into daily amounts.
  • Study Bibles – these have added notes with lots of extra information on the text and how it links with other parts of the Bible and the story of the Old Testament and of Jesus.
  • Commentaries – these can be used to study a particular book of the Bible in more detail and BRF offer the People’s Bible Commentary series which are very helpful for anyone starting to get to grips with the Bible for the first time. They give background information as well as guidance to what the text might mean for Christians now.
  • Bible guides – these give detailed background information on the historical settings as well as the content for each book of the Bible. Good examples are The Bible Guide (Andrew Knowles – Canon Theologian at Chelmsford Cathedral) or The Lion Handbook to the Bible.
  • Bible on CD – this is so you can listen to the Bible being read – another way of getting more familiar with it.   It is quite expensive on CD, cheaper on MP3. Browse Eden Christian Books 
  • Apps - downloads of the Bible are available for iPods, iPads, Blackberries etc




The Oasis Christian Bookshop, Tiptree
120 Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0AB 




Latest Bookshop E-bulletin from the Diocese of Chelmsford

We look forward to welcoming all our customers to the bookshop - both regular and new ones - over the coming months.

Did you know that Chelmsford has its own Christian Bookshop

The Chelmsford Christian Bookshop is located in the Diocesan offices at 53 New Street, Chelmsford and is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Email Bookshop, tel 01245 294405.

We stock a range of:

  • Bibles
  • Books with a spiritual theme
  • Prayer books
  • Children’s books
  • School resources
  • Cards and Prints
  • Journals and Devotionals
  • Bible Reading Notes
  • Christian Gifts
  • Church administration supplies - registers, candles,
  • alter breads, certificates etc.


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TOP 10

  1. Common Worship Lectionary 2019
  2. Striking Out - Stephen Cottrell
  3. The Sleepy Shepherd - Stephen Cottrell
  4. Exploring God's Mercy - Steven Croft
  5. Good News BIble - Rainbow Edition
  6. The Helplessness of God - Nicholas King
  7. The Art of Advent - Jane Williams
  8. Would you Like to Know the Story of Christmas - Tim Dowley and Eira Reeves 
  9. The First Christmas - Lois Rock
  10. SPCK Lectionary 2019

Book of the Month

Striking Out

For me, this is a long awaited book from Bishop Stephen.  Ever since reading his poem Annunciation on the last page of his book Walking Backwards to Christmas I had been hoping there was more where that came from. And here in this series of reflections, poems and images of the Bishop's pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, you will certainly find more.  If you have walked the Camino yourself you may find much in the book that you relate to.


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