Throughout 2024, events and activities will be taking place to commemorate and celebrate the life of John Wycliffe and to raise awareness of how his life and ministry lives on today.

Below you can find out about events, links and resources relating to the 700th anniversary celebrations.

700 events and activities in 2024

 

Image of a Wycliffe speaker talking about John Wycliffe in St Mary’s Church, Lutterworth (the church where John Wycliffe was Rector from 1374–84)

Special church services 

  • Sunday 21 April: Bath Abbey, Bath. Guest speaker: Komi Sena (Bible translator, Ifè project, Wycliffe). Visit: https://www.bathabbey.org/ 
  • Wednesday 13 June: NT Wright lecture, Wycliffe Hall. 

 


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Zenas Christian Heritage tours:  ‘John Wycliffe at 700: Oxford Walking Tour’ 

Touring central Oxford, the Ashmolean Museum and significant John Wycliffe landmarks around Oxford. Discover Wycliffe in his original context like never before – join freelance guide James Greig as he guides you through Oxford’s Christian heritage and celebrates the impact of John Wycliffe as one of the true grandfathers of the Reformation.

Tours available from March–September 2024. Lasting approximately 2.5 hours (including a generous coffee break), the tour is suitable for almost all ages subject to the usual mobility requirements for a walking tour. Book as a private group (10+) or join a public tour as an individual. For further details and tour date information (mostly Saturdays), please visit: www.zenasheritagetours.com

‘Engaging, pitched at an accessible yet rigorous level… I honestly wouldn’t change anything… There’s a craft to the way you present to a diverse audience like this. It’s faithful, genuinely evangelical and full of grace and truth.’ – Oxford University PhD student (2020)

Tour and Translate: When you book your tour this year, you can also impact Bible translation! As a special 700th anniversary gift toward the ongoing work of Bible translation, Zenas tours is kindly donating 25% of your tour booking fee to Wycliffe, so that more people around the world can read God’s word in their own languages. To enable this, when booking, please quote ‘Wycliffe 700’.


Resources

Books

 

Image of the front cover of the book 'John Wycliffe - According to the Word'

John Wycliffe – According to the Word by David Luckman

‘This is a great book about a real hero of Christianity. We owe so much to people like John Wycliffe. He was one of the first people to translate the Bible into English, inspiring Wycliffe Bible Translators to do for others what he did for English speakers. His teaching paved the way for the Reformation, and his life inspires us to stand firm in Christ. A terrific read!’ – James Poole (Executive Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators)

Suitable for reading ages from 8–14 years.

Book available to purchase at: www.christianfocus.com/products/3144/john-wycliffe


 

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