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.
Getting ready for St David’s Day
If you’re leading a Welsh-language congregation or serving a Welsh-speaking community, you’ll be thinking about Wales’ fast-approaching national day and its strong Christian connection. We’ve worked with Cyngor Ysgolion Sul, Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru, Saint y Gymuned, Scripture Union, and Simon Plant to produce this amazing set of resources for children.
Download the resources here: Gŵyl Ddewi & Adnoddau Cristnogol Cymraeg i'w lawrlwytho
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.
Bible Society has made a Welsh Bible app called ‘ap Beibl’. It is available for free on Android and iPhones, and can be accessed as a webpage. The most popular translations also have audio so you can listen too. It includes your favourite Welsh Bible translations, and also some texts you probably haven’t heard of, from the oldest ones to the most recent.