More than 10,000 Bibles have been handed out to school children in London in the past three years.
It’s due to The Greater London Auxiliary of the Trinitarian Bible Society which began the big distribution effort when it formed in December 2019.
The organisation said in a statement: “London is one of the world’s highest ranking cities in many respects yet there are millions of people here who know very little of the Lord Jesus Christ. This has the most tragic effect upon all people, including children, so it is particularly wonderful that so many children are receiving free Bibles”.
While the group also gave away Bibles and other Christian resources to hospitals and care homes, the bulk of its efforts have been focused on getting Bibles into the hands of children. When they hand the Bibles out in schools, the auxiliary follows up with short talks to students about Scripture.
It said interest in requesting Bibles has been stimulated by the offer of special commemorative Bibles such the Platinum Jubilee Bible, which was soon followed by a Bible marking the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
“The Society hopes to produce a commemorative edition for the Coronation of Charles III, and this is also expected to be popular with schools,” it said in a statement.
In July, the auxiliary gave out Bibles in many languages in Trafalgar Square. It’s making plans to reach other areas of London.