Bible Society has its roots in Wales. It was in Wales that Mary Jones made her famous walk to buy a Bible in her own language – Welsh – and her determination to own a Bible she could read for herself inspired Revd Thomas Charles and others to establish the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1804.
Today we are still working to bring the Bible to life for both the Welsh-speaking and English-speaking populations in Wales. We are the main publisher of the Bible in Welsh, we have an active Welsh-speaking and English-speaking Open the Book team, and our visitor centre Mary Jones World in Llanycil, Bala, is making the story of Mary Jones, Thomas Charles, and Bible Society known to a new generation of tourists, and school groups.
Bible Society is the main publisher of the Welsh Bible. In 2014 the Beibl Cymraeg Newydd gyda Mynegair was published, and 2015 saw the publication in print of the newest Welsh Bible translation.