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