David Ruffley MP to join Bishop in "readathon" from the Bible at St Mary's Church as part of a 400 year celebration of the King James Bible's publication on Saturday 14 May.

Saturday, 14 May, 2011

On 14 May David Ruffley MP will be joining the Bishop of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury in a continuous reading of the King James Bible Day organised by St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds. David will be reading 'Epistle to the Ephesians' after the Bishop's reading.

Mr Ruffley said, ' The King James Bible is the greatest transmitter of English cultural values after Shakespeare. And it is not just some dusty old text but the source of our everyday language and expressions - 'salt of the earth', 'from the cradle to the grave', 'skin of the teeth', 'the writing on the wall'. It contains stories that underpin all of European culture and particularly English literature, art and music.

I think that, as a nation, if you don't know your past then you don't know your present or your future. Even a well- known atheist like Richard Dawkins thinks this Bible is one of the greatest works in English Literature. '