Open the Book

Radyr Parish is beginning it’s part of the journey in 2017 with the aim of training and equipping sufficient volunteers to do at least 1 Assembly per term in each of the 3 local primary schools, telling Bible stories in a fun and interactive way.

So what is ‘Open the Book’?

Open the Book is designed for children aged 5-11 years and aims to tell the story of the Bible in 30 sessions, beginning in Genesis and ending with the Ascension. It is most suited for use in assembly/collective worship and is led by trained storytellers from local churches.

Open the Book’ began in Bedford in 1999 as a project to tell children the story of the Bible. It quickly spread, and in 2008 became a national organisation, based in Gloucester and supported by the Bible Society.

About the stories….

The stories are taken from ‘The Lion Storyteller Bible’ by Bob Hartman. Bob is the author of numerous books and a story writer, teller and trainer of international standing. Many of our storytellers have been trained by him and inspired by his enthusiasm for story and storytelling.

About the storytellers…

All our storytellers are volunteers from the Parish, and are trained in storytelling technique, school protocol, and in the all important area of child protection. (however, at least one member of staff should always be present at the assemblies). They are also asked to undertake to keep to a set of guidelines underlying the project.

Find out more?

Find out more about Open the Book nationally or speak to the Rector to find out about our local team.