Christ the King in Kettering is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a unique challenge – reading the whole Bible aloud in the entrance to the church in one week!
From tomorrow (Saturday 14th) to Friday 20th September, members of the congregation will gather to read the Bible out loud in half hour shifts. The challenge will begin tomorrow evening, resume again on Sunday evening and will continue apace on Monday 16th, with readings taking place from 7.00 am until 10.00pm each weekday. The aim is to complete the challenge on 5.00pm on Friday 20th.
Eleanor Jeans, Associate Vicar at Christ the King, says: “It’s a mammoth undertaking but many members of the church are joining in. We are hoping to have a daily update on our Facebook page.”
There will be then be a celebration weekend on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September, with a cake competition, a Jubilee Jamboree (with retro stalls, such as hook-a-duck), ‘CTK’s Got Talent’ and a joint service and lunch on the Sunday.
Christ the King first opened its doors in August 1969 – the same month as Woodstock and the famous ‘crossing the road’ photo shoot for The Beatles’ Abbey Road. But the resulting half a century has not changed the vision of the church – it still seeks to be (according to its website) “a community of disciples on an adventure together of becoming more like Jesus”.