04 February 2011
Unlock London annual walk to focus on history of King James Bible
Londoners will have the chance to walk "in the steps of the martyrs" this April, highlighting the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
On 16 April, the Unlock London Walk 2011, organised by urban charity Unlock, will take a group around to various churches and sites in London which connect with the history of Bible translation in the two centuries leading up to the Authorised Version, published in 1611. This history is full of people who gave their lives so that the message of the Bible could be told in English.
This is the 28th walk that Unlock has organised, and will also include walks through housing estate areas where churches of various denominations are doing mission "in our times".
Based in Sheffield, Unlock exists to help urban churches of any denomination to respond to the challenges in their areas and to understand and share the Christian faith appropriately. Besides providing teams of development workers in urban areas, they also publish Bible study packs, games, Lent courses and audit materials and provide training.
The Unlock London Walk also acts as a fundraiser for the work of Unlock and walkers can be sponsored with proceeds going to the charity. The walk will begin at 9am and end at 5pm but participants can join in at any time along the route.