The new Open the Book website will be launching soon!

Thank you for your patience with us as we work to restore the Open the Book website to full functionality. We hope to launch the new website in the coming weeks.

Please telephone 01793 418355 to place orders for resources or for any membership changes, and please have your membership number to hand. If you are phoning to check the status of an order you have already placed, please have your order ID number ready.

Click here to download the team registration form

Click here to download the resources order form

Click here to download the sticker request form

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“We’re not here to preach or teach, we’re storytelling…”  (Jill Lees, 66)

The Bible is full of inspirational, gruesome, funny, sad, real and relevant stories. Open the Book is here to share them with Primary school children throughout the UK.  Since it began in 1999, Open the Book has developed 11,000 dedicated storytellers.

The teams of volunteer storytellers use drama, mime, props, costume and audience participation to present Bible stories in ways that are lively, interactive, engaging and fun! At no cost to schools, this programme is OFSTED and SIAS approved and is a fantastic way to share the Bible.

So far, Open the Book has reached 2,000 primary schools in the UK but the vision is for every child to hear the story of the Bible at school in their primary years. This would mean reaching 4.5 million pupils in 18,280 schools across the UK. So there is still more work to do…

Here’s what some of the kids involved have said about Open the Book:

‘Wednesday is my favourite day, because it’s Open the Book assembly’ (Overheard in a school corridor)

‘It makes the stories seem as if they’re actually happening’ (Year 4 girl, Gloucestershire)

‘Sometimes when you read a book, you go off it because there are too many words. Open the Book brings the stories to life.’ (Alfie, 9)

Hear from those involved with Open the Book

Video production: Tim Read/Perspective Broadcast Ltd

Get involved

To get involved or read more about Open the Book, click here or call 01793 418222

Download resources (click the links below to download each resource)

Open the Book PowerPoint presentationOpen the Book volunteer pack
PowerPoint scriptOpen the Book volunteer pack
How to get startedOpen the Book volunteer pack
Prayer cardsOpen the Book volunteer pack
Fundraising ideasOpen the Book volunteer pack
Sample story introductionOpen the Book volunteer pack
God's FriendOpen the Book volunteer pack (used with permission of Lion Hudson plc)
Children's activityOpen the Book volunteer pack
FactsheetOpen the Book volunteer pack
Bible quiz for childrenOpen the Book volunteer pack
Bible quiz for adultsOpen the Book volunteer pack
PosterOpen the Book volunteer pack
The Big MissionOpen the Book volunteer pack
Gift FormOpen the Book volunteer pack

View available team resources

Click here to view resources that are currently available.