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Annual Bible Week

Annual Bible Week

The Bible Week had its 10th anniversary in 2016 and is set to continue, with next year’s dates and speaker already in the diary.

Tuesday 29 August – Friday 1 September 2017 with Bishop Greg Venables.

The Bible Week is four nights of Bible teaching, worship and ministry for the Diocese of Down and Dromore but anyone is welcome to come along and there is no charge.

The event is timed to bring encouragement from the Word of God as parishes prepare for the busy autumn term and is well supported, although if you have never been, we would love to see you there next year.

Bishop Greg Venables 

Greg Venables is much in demand as a Bible teacher and is a leading theological conservative in global Anglicanism. He and his wife Sylvia have been missionaries in South America for almost 40 years.

Born and raised in England, Greg was a computer systems officer and a school teacher before beginning his ordained ministry in 1984 and serving with the Anglican Church in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. He was headmaster of St Andrew’s College, Asuncion, from 1978 until 1989 and was ordained to the episcopate in 1993 when he became the Auxiliary Bishop of Peru and Bolivia.

Greg served as the Primate of the Southern Cone in South America from 2001 until 2010 and has been diocesan bishop of Southern Argentina since 2002.

He and Sylvia have been married since 1970 and they have one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren.