On 18 September 2017 St Mark’s library mounted a magnificent display of bibles and commentaries in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther. Works included:
- Luther’s 1523 Galatians commentary
- 1525 Psalms commentary
- Calvin’s Institutes 1564,
- a tiny exquisite New Testament with Erasmus’ notations 1549 that was donated to St Mark’s by John Nurser, former librarian at St Mark’s.
- a 1572 Bishop’s Bible from the Sanderson family continuously owned and signed with births, deaths and marriages since 1572, making it probably the oldest family bible in existence.
- bibles translated by convinced Reformation scholars who translated the bible into French, Spanish and Dutch. These bibles incurred an instant death penalty from the inquisition if read
- the 1611 edition of the King James Bible
- a 1551 Tyndale New Testament.