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Our history

Over 200 years ago a Welsh girl named Mary Jones walked over 26 miles to buy a Bible from Revd Thomas Charles. This one act led to the formation of Bible Society.

What we do in Wales

Bible Society is the main publisher of the Welsh Bible, and has also produced the Welsh Bible app, Ap Beibl. In 2014 the Beibl Cymraeg Newydd gyda Mynegair was published, and 2015 saw the publication in print of the newest Welsh Bible translation.

Mary Jones World

Learn how one girl’s journey transformed the lives of millions: Interactive displays, videos, exhibits and activities bring her fascinating story to life from 1800 to the present day. Find out more about Mary Jones World.

Mary Jones Prize awarded to Mary Thomas

Bala resident Mary Thomas has been awarded the first Mary Jones Prize. The Prize was presented at our visitor centre at Llancyil near Bala on Monday (2 March 2015).

Sponsorship brings the story of Mary Jones to life for the children of Wales

A brand new show about the journey Mary Jones from Llanfihangel y Pennant to Bala will be travelling to schools in Wales from next week onwards.

Mary Jones World opens for the holiday season

Mary Jones World, Bible Society's new visitor and education centre in north Wales opens for the summer season today. The centre gives people the opportunity to discover the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles and learn about the impact of the worl...

See the story behind the development Mary Jones World

See the story behind the creation of Mary Jones World Bible Society's new visitor and education centre built in North Wales.

Mary Jones World visitor centre opens

Hundreds of visitors from Great Britain and across the globe attend the opening of Mary Jones World in Llanycil, Wales.

Mary Jones Bible Marathon

Eight runners took part in a sponsored relay along the route of the Mary Jones Walk in North Wales (Saturday 9 June). The runners had planned to follow in the footsteps of fifteen-year-old Mary Jones who walked 26 miles to buy her own Bible, but part...

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