Bible banks were started by the Black Country Mission, a voluntary organisation based at Cradley Heath Baptist Church, to encourage churches to keep a store of Bibles and collect unused ones to give to enquirers News, 17 March. It is self-funded. A Christian shop in Dudley, and the Christian Heritage Centre, in Sandwell, are also now giving out free Bibles to visiting schoolchildren. We then supply the Bibles free of charge, together with a chest to put them in and posters informing the general public that the church has a Bible bank. The best place to have a Bible bank is in the foyer area near the main entrance.
THOW WordPress.com site
It is distinct from the Brummie dialect , which originates from the neighbouring city of Birmingham. In general, the Black Country dialect has resisted many of the changes from Middle English that are seen in other dialects of British English , resembling particularly that of the English language in northern England and West Country English. The traditional Black Country dialect preserves many archaic traits of Early Modern English and even Middle English  and can be very confusing for outsiders. Thee , thy and thou are still in use, as is the case in parts of Derbyshire , Yorkshire and Lancashire. It is also common for older speakers to say "Her" instead of "She" "'Er day did 'ah? The local pronunciation "goo" elsewhere "go" or "gewin'" is similar to that elsewhere in the Midlands.
Black Country Mission. The problem of fear - the Bible has the answer. Nostalgia Schools and Nursing Homes. In addition the Mission has a third objective: to provide all those living in the Black Country with either a Bible or part of a Bible. In November gospels were given out to households in Netherton. In the Mission intends to deliver gospels to every household in Dudley Central and in Gornal. It is our hope that all of the Black Country will be given gospels by the end of The Mission believes strongly in the necessity for Bible banks in churches. There can be no doubt whatsoever that it would please God if every church in the country were to have a Bible bank which would allow anybody to call in at their local church for a free Bible or part of a Bible.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. The Learning Store.