Open the Book is celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout 2019!

We want to see Open the Book grow in more ways than one and these resources are designed to get you buzzing with inspiration to celebrate, as well as help us grow and spread into more schools.

You can do your own thing or you can inspire family, friends, schools, churches, sponsored events, fundraising, parties, challenges, competitions, prizes, and so much more! We also have a host of things happening on our events page of the website - from large church and cathedral events to small local groups. Come and join us!

Note: We know we have produced lots of colourful resources, but if you want to save ink when downloading, why not choose to print in black and white and/or select a page range rather than printing covers with the documents.

Getting started

Learn more about what we have in store for our 20th celebrations, and how to use these resources to join in!


Find out why we have created the pack and ways you can celebrate, big or small, in your community.

Simple Steps

A step-by-step guide on where and how to start and what to do with the results.

A-Z of ideas

Struggling for inspiration? Use our A-Z guide packed full of ideas!


Print off our folder front and back cover to keep all of your resources together.

Promotional resources

Use our posters, post cards and invitations to invite people to your celebrations.

(Editable) Photo poster A4

Type your event onto the A4 poster or print off and write details on.

(Editable) Photo poster A3

Type your event onto the A3 poster or print off and write details on.

(Editable) Plain poster A4

Type your event onto the plain poster or print off and write details on.

Single postcard A5

Print off a single card or email to share ideas with others.

Double postcard A4

Print off a double sided A4 sheet to cut into your own postcards.


A one-sided page of event invitations with two designs.

Events and activity resources

Host a service, colour in some bookmarks or put on an extra special performance.

Service guide

A celebration service guide to use in whole or part with your church.

Service guide extra

Four character viewpoints from John’s Gospel to use with the service guide.


Use our informative PowerPoint to share with groups or as part of a service.

School play script

Written by comedian Paul Kerensa, this lively script will delight school children, churches or other audiences.

Bob Hartman Story

A new improved version of the story of Josiah including new Handbook pages.


Download our beautifully illustrated bookmarks to let children or adults colour in the stories they hear.

Messy Church OtB Celebration

A selection of Messy Church activities to help celebrate OtB! Download the accompanying Bible Story Bingo answer sheet.

Order OtB stickers

Download to order more stickers for your helpers or call us on 01793 418355.

Support us

Continue supporting the work of Open the Book by raising funds.

Donation form

Help support our work by using our donation form. 

Sponsorship form

Use this form to help track your sponsors for any fundraising events or activities.

Gift Aid envelopes

Order free Gift Aid envelopes by emailing or calling us on 01793 418355.

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