Bible Society in Wales

Cymdeithas y Beibl yng Nghymru

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.

Find out more about our work in Wales

Who we are

Who we are

We’re bringing the Bible to life in Wales, where the Bible Society began over 200 years ago, with contemporary Welsh translations, performing arts and an award-winning visitor centre.

What we do in Wales

What we do in Wales

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.

Mary Jones World

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.

News

Book launch: 'Agor Y Gair Gyda Mari' (Opening the Word with Mary)

Book launch: 'Agor Y Gair Gyda Mari' (Opening the Word with Mary)

A new book, written by women for women, was launched by Bible Society at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny on Wednesday August 3.

200-year-old Bible returns to Bala

200-year-old Bible returns to Bala

The Mary Jones Bible has returned back to the town of Bala, in Wales, where it has been viewed by over three hundred and fifty people.

Get involved

Volunteer for us

Volunteer for us

By volunteering with us, you can play your part in offering the Bible to the world and see lives change – for good.

Bible a Month

Bible a Month

Do you have a heart to share the Bible with others? Then join Bible a Month, and start giving today to help change lives…

Pray with us

Pray with us

Please support us in prayer. Pray that our work is guided and empowered by God's Spirit so that the vision we work towards will become reality.