What we do in Wales - Bible Society

What we do in Wales

Beth a wnawn

We’ve developed a range of Welsh language resources to help the Welsh-speaking population to engage with the Bible.

The Bible in Welsh

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 for the first time of beibl.net, the newest Welsh Bible translation. Such was the eagerness of people across Wales to use this modern translation and share it with others that the first print run was sold out through pre-orders before it even reached the shops. Visit the Bible Society shop to find out more about our Welsh Bibles. Order your copy today: or buy copies to share with your local Welsh medium schools or chapels.

All three major translations of the Welsh Bible are also available online through various websites and apps:

Ap Beibl 

Ap Beibl (the Bible app) was produced by Bible Society to ensure that the Bible in Welsh is available to you at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.

As well as meaning "Bible App", Ap Beibl is also a pun in Welsh meaning ‘Son of the Bible’. The app is easy to use and once it’s downloaded, it’s available to use without access to the internet.

The app includes every translation of the Bible in Welsh making it easy to compare them and expand your knowledge.

It is free to download and available for both iOS and Android Devices.

Download for iOS Download for Android

Bible.com and You Version 

All three main translations of the Welsh Bible are also available free of charge on bible.com and through the Bible app. Download now for use on your laptop, tablet or phone.

Open the Book

Open the Book/Agor y Llyfr is active throughout Wales. Teaching and training materials in Welsh, along with a promotional video and leaflets are available through the Open the Book website. Contact our Welsh Training and Development Officers for more information and to get involved.

Download our general information leaflet

Mary Jones World

Mary Jones World is our state of the art visitor centre in Llanycil, Bala. Using videos, infographics and interactive material, the centre tells the story of Mary Jones, Thomas Charles and the history of the Bible and Bible Society in Wales. Visitors will also learn more about the Bible itself and the work of Bible Society around the world today. To find out more and arrange your visit, visit bydmaryjonesworld.org.uk or contact Nerys Siddall, Education Officer and Centre Manager.

Working with others

A vital part of our work in Wales is to work in partnership with other people and organisations who are, like us, passionate about the Bible in Wales.

  • Bible Society Wales is a Member in Association of Cytûn (Churches Together in Wales) and takes part in Cytûn activities within the Royal Welsh Show, Urdd Eisteddfod and National Eisteddfod.
  • We have also worked closely with TearFund Wales and CICC to develop events to encourage engagement with the Bible in public life.
  • During 2016 Bible Society Wales is working closely with the Cyngor Ysgolion Sul and beibl.net/Gobaith i Gymru to promote the Bible engagement campaign ‘Beibl Byw’.
  • January 2016 saw the launch of a new drama show for schools telling the story of Mary Jones and her Bible. Bible Society has worked with drama company Mewn Cymeriad to commission this new show. Bible Society has also provided educational materials to go alongside the Mewn Cymeriad show about Bishop William Morgan, the first translator of the Bible into Welsh.
  • Christine Daniel and Nerys Siddall have been working with women from across the Welsh denominations to develop a targeted visit and devotional booklet for women’s groups wanting to visit Mary Jones World.

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