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50.000 visitor at Bible Centre

72-year-old Heather Williamson came all the way from England.


Nine friends of the British and Foreign Bible Society came to understand the work of the Austrian Bible Society. They also volonteered and helped preparing packages of Bibles for refugees.

“The Bible Centre is lovely! I can’t wait to look at the old bibles in the library”, says Heather. She came together with eight friends of the British and Foreign Bible Society and got to know the work of the Austrian Bible Society and helped with the ministry to refugees.

The retired lady is a lay minister at the Church of England and speaks not only in her Church, but in different Churches about the work of the Bible Society in the UK and abroad. “„It has been the greatest privilege and inspiration to see at first hand how you are blessing so many, especially refugees, with the Bread of Life, the Word of God”, she says.


Jutta Henner congratulates Heather Williamson for being the 50.000 visitor at the Bible Centre.

Jutta Henner, general secretary of the Austrian Bible Society, gave her a photograph of a young refugee boy as a gift which was taken by Clare Kendall and shown in an exhibition at the Bible Centre last year. Heather, grandmother of three, was very excited and promised: “I will put it next to the picture of my grandson!”

More than 100 school groups a year

“When we reopened the Bible Centre in 2005, we thought of 2.500 visitors per year. As you can calculate now, many more visitors have come since!” says Jutta Henner. Every year, more than 100 school groups visit the Bible Centre to get to know the Bible and its history. The Bible Centre also welcomes different age groups from parishes and everybody who is interested. The “Long Night of the Churches” and the “Long Night of the Museums” attract a lot of visitors every year, too. 

Bible Centre

Breite Gasse 4-8/1, 1070 Vienna, Austria,

Phone: 01/ 523 82 40, Fax: dd 20

Bible Centre Opening Hours: Monday-Fiday 9.30am until 4 pm, Thursday until 8 pm,
(Groups can also make an appointment at another time)

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