The New English Bible
In 1946, as a result of an initiative taken by the Church of Scotland, delegates from the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, and the Methodist, Baptist, and Congregational churches met to lay plans to produce a completely new English translation of the Bible. These churches were joined by the Presbyterian Church of England, the Society of Friends, the Churches in Wales, the Churches in Ireland, The British and Foreign Bible Societies, and the National Bible Society of Scotland; and work began in 1948. Representatives of the Roman Catholic Church of England and Scotland attended as observers.
The first edition of the NT was released in 1961, and the complete translation, including the OT, was published in 1970, available with or without the Apocrypha. It was well received in Great Britain and in the United States, despite its British idiom.