WATCH: Archbishop supports Bible project for kids

A brilliant daily Bible resource for families with young children is being supported by Archbishop Cushley during the Covid19 lockdown.

Aid to the Church in Need Scotland (ACN) is posting a chapter a day from its Bible 'God Speaks to his Children' along with a reflection from a range of Catholic voices and a suggested activity. It's part of the ACN Child's Bible Project, launched this week.

Today (Tuesday) Archbishop Cushley reads and reflects on Chapter 2 of the Book of Genesis (see below. Full video at bottom).

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Lorraine McMahon, from ACN Scotland, said: "These daily resources will, we hope, be helpful to all those working to teach children from home during the Covid-19 lockdown and will also be useful in primary classrooms once schools have reopened."

God Speaks to his Children contains 99 chapters of paraphrased stories from the Old and New Testaments. It was first produced in 1979 and the charity has distributed more than 50 million copies to children all over the world.

ACN is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.

Find out more about the Child's Bible Project here.

Get inspired at Scripture Reflection Day

Father Andrew Garden is inviting parishioners across the Archdiocese to prepare for a new liturgical year at an event next month.

Scripture Reflection Day at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh will discover how the evangelist St Matthew deepens our understanding of Jesus and His Church.

Fr Garden, priest for St David's, Dalkeith and St Luke's, Mayfield, said: "We held a similar event last year looking at St Luke's Gospel and those who come along always find it helpful and seem to get a lot of encouragement from it.

This event is also open to Parish readers, with former English teacher Margaret Magill giving guidance on improving public reading of holy scripture at Mass.

The day will conclude with Holy Mass in St Margaret's Chapel at 3pm

Scripture Reflection Day, 10:45 for 11am start, Saturday 16th November, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Book your place on Eventbrite or call 0131 623 8900.