God is endlessly creative, and when we create or appreciate beauty, whether of the joyful or
poignant variety, we experience something of God’s presence. All Saints’ Episcopal Church welcomes you to explore the Saint John’s Bible with us. By the grace of God, several anonymous donors from the parish have gifted our future generations with the full Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible. Seven calf-skin bound, museum-quality reproductions of the first completely handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in over 500 years, are housed permanently at All Saints’. 

Whether you have a deep reverence for Scripture, are drawn to the precise work of the quill, are an avid art collector, or are fascinated by the making of the Saint John’s Bible, you now have the opportunity to experience this unique blend of ancient methods, materials, and tools with today’s themes, images, and technology. 

May the same Holy Spirit that illumined the hearts of the book’s artists illumine our hearts through its presence among us. 

Come see the volume of Gospels and Acts up close after services at 9am and 11am. 

Watch for details on upcoming events, viewing opportunities, and more. 

Sign up for our email newsletter by emailing your contact information to ntowsley@allsaintsoncentral.org


Watch the January 10, 2016 Adult Education Class taught by Fr. Eric Hollas, O.S.B.

Website Resources

Official Website of the Saint John’s Bible

Various videos of the Saint John’s Bible
youtube.com (search: Saint John’s Bible)

Trinity College of Dublin’s website on the Book of Kells

Watch the March 16, 2017 Compline service including the Blessing of the Saint John's Bible at All Saints' followed by the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pergolesi.


Collage of Saint John's Bible Images: Donald Jackson with contributions from Thomas Ingmire, Aidan Hart, Suzanne Moore, Diane von Arx, Sally Mae Joseph, Hazel Dolby, and Andrew Stewart Jamieson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.