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To help mark our 150th anniversary in style, there are some special celebration events happening. Do join with us if you can! 

History Books: Jubilee Edition


Whilst we are excited for the future of Scripture Union, this Jubilee year also gives us a chance to look back with thanks at our humble beginnings. Take a trip back in time to where all began with our digitised special edition history books. A Tale of Two Visions and God's Word in a Young World tell the story of Josiah Spiers, CSSM and the inspiring pioneers, both in England, Wales and overseas, whose work furthered the gospel and created the SU we know and love today.

These editions contain new forwards from Tim Hastie-Smith, SU England and Wales Director and Janet Morgan, SU International Director, in celebration of the Jubilee year.

Download the books here for FREE!  (available in ePub and PDF formats)

Jubilee Family Fun Day – FREE ENTRY!

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In September we’ll be celebrating our 150th anniversary with a Jubilee Fun Day, and we’d love to see you there! Join with past and present holiday and mission leaders, teams, their families and other SU supporters for an amazing day of fun and celebration.

9 September 12:30–5.00pm, High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts.

Join us for:

  • an opportunity to reconnect with other holiday and mission volunteers
  • activities including slides, face painting, food stalls, a football cage, bouncy castle and more
  • a special 150th Anniversary Celebration service at 4pm featuring the Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham.

Find out more at or by calling 01908 856000

Global prayer day

150 years to the day that Josiah Spiers held his first meeting for children, we’re holding our main celebration! It will be a morning of worship and ministry-themed prayer stations followed by lunch and then a Walk of Prayer and Praise, led by SU International’s Director, Janet Morgan.

If you can’t be there in person, you can watch the morning session being streamed live. Find details at And please join us in prayer – thank God for the dedicated volunteers and staff in England, Wales and around the world, who have cheerfully given their time, energy and skills to enable children and young people to discover Jesus.

2nd June 10am–3.30pm St Mark’s Church, Kennington, London (opposite Oval tube station)

If you’d like to join us at this event, please call us on 01908 856000

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