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Diocesan Library

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path"                    
Psalm 119: 105

CURRENTLY CLOSED but when open the library is open to all for borrowing books and other resources, or as a place to study. Whether seeking inspiration or finding books, pick up a coffee and browse, and our Children's Section is an excellent resource for Godly Play, Messy Church, All-Age Worship or U5's gatherings.  



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Library catalogue

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Opening times

The Library is currently closed to anyone wishing to browse the books. If you do need to speak to somebody, please call Lesley-Anne Marriott on T: 01604 887 048

We are always interested in hearing from people who wish to donate books to our library …


… so if you do have some please get in touch. They need to be in a reasonably good condition and relatively up-to-date. We like variety and, as well as books on theology, we will look at children's resources and general reading material.


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I'm sure that you will appreciate we are not able to take everything we are offered, but do get in touch to start a conversation.

Kenneth E. Bailey


Authors are always bringing out new books so if you have come across any that have inspired and encouraged you please let us know and get in touch (see Opening Times). We are always keen to let you know what we've found too ...


Just recently we have added Kenneth E. Bailey's new title Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes - a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus in the four Gospels, lifting away obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation …


Culture Making - a book by Andy Crouch, also author of Playing God, who has long had a knack for observing the culture around us, offers all that and more in this new read!


Rosie Rushton … a Reader in our Diocese and author of more than 40 books for teenagers and young adults, presents us with Down to Earth a book for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany which challenges us with "out-of-the-box" worship.