An Inspiring Weekend with The Saint John's Bible

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Weekend Schedule

Workshop Descriptions

Early Bird Special: $150 through September 1, 2016

Featuring Sir Donald Jackson, Calligrapher and Illuminator Scribe to Queen Elizabeth II
Crown Office and Artistic Director of the Saint John’s Bible

Calligrapher Donald Jackson talks about the creation of the Saint John’s Bible. A day-long series of experiences including exploration into the art and imagery, the tools and techniques of the 15-year journey to complete a handwritten and illustrated Bible intended to ignite the spiritual imagination in the 21st Century.

This day will include:

The weekend will begin with a celebratory worship service and opening of The Lynn and Lyndsey Denton Gallery for The Saint John’s Bible (Heritage Edition). Friday will offer opportunities for leisurely viewing of The Saint John’s Bible, shopping at the Pen and Ink Arts shop, and other Saint John’s Bible-related sessions.

Supplies included for this workshop: 

Handouts, vellum, quill, gum sandarac, gouache (to be shared between 2 or 3 participants), calligraphy marker.  A supplies list for the items you need to bring will be emailed closer to the workshop date.

C-N Campus Contact:

Nenette Measels, Director of Campus Ministries,, (865) 471-3437

Visitor Accommodations



Food Options

On-Campus: Chick-Fil-A, Maples Café, Stokely Cafeteria

Off-Campus: McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, Zaxby’s, Gondolier,
Lisa’s Country Kitchen, Pizza Hut, Pals, Twin Dragon,
Naritas, Asian House, Bojangles, Taco Bell, Waffle House, other



The Process

The Saint John's Bible is a work of art and a work of theology. A team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota have brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement.