Sir David Suchet reads St John’s Gospel in full

This afternoon, Westminster Abbey shared a film made specially for them by Sir David Suchet, in which he reads the whole of St John’s Gospel in the historic Jerusalem Chamber at the Abbey.  It was screened on the Abbey’s YouTube channel on Easter Sunday. It is free to view and will remain online to watch on-demand afterwards.

Sir David made the recording earlier this month in the Jerusalem Chamber, which is one of the most significant rooms in the Deanery of the Abbey.  It is where Bibles have been worked on throughout history, including King James I’s Authorised Version of the Bible in 1611, the Revised Version in 1870 , the New English Bible in 1961, and the Revised English Bible in 1989. This involved reading them aloud to test the sense of the translations, making a powerful connection to this reading by Sir David.

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