Update on the Sheffield KJV Project Display for SBL International in London

I’m pleased to pass on this email-

Dear all,

I’m pleased to report that Robin Griffith Jones and The Temple Church have stepped in to help. It does mean I’ve had to drop everything and courier the materials down to London myself (I’m on the train as I write). We’re aiming to replicate Lichfield’s model without stands, though this may prove tricky as Sheffield’s panels are larger. In the last couple of hours, Christian Aid have kindly offered to lend display stands. It may be that they work with St Brides to put on the exhibition after SBL, though that’s hypothetical at present. So while things still feel a bit precarious (prayers appreciated if you’re that way inclined), it does look as though all will be well. Thanks so much for all your support.

Iona Hine
Department of Biblical Studies
The University of Sheffield

As I told Iona, I hope that Westminster Abbey is sufficiently ashamed of itself for it’s last minute misbehavior.

It’s Outrageous What Westminster Abbey Have Done

Though the Abbey had agreed to host the Sheffield KJV Project display during the upcoming International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, they have now, virtually at the last minute, backed out!  Leaving the Project in the lurch and desperately seeking an alternative.

And why have they backed out?  To allow pictures of the Royal Wedding to remain on display a bit longer…  Sad.  Outrageous really!

So, please, if you’re within walking distance from SE1 (Waterloo) or Strand, and open to the public, and willing to allow the Project to have panels which are foamboard and measure 100 x 70cm and 14 in number ‘hung’ using velcro dots or suspended from wire or attached directly to a wall with suitable adhesive please contact the Project right away!

And if you’re in London, perhaps you can help get the word out as well?

UPDATE:  A possible positive development:  We have possible venue: St Brides.  Now need stands or equiv to support foamboard panels. Help!