Mary Jones World visitor centre
Learn how one girl’s journey transformed lives of millions!
In 1800, 15 year-old Mary Jones walked 26 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala to purchase a Bible from Revd Thomas Charles. Mary had saved for six years and Revd Charles was so moved by her determination to own a Bible that he helped establish Bible Society four years later.
Wales, more than 200 years later:
Mary Jones World, a new visitor and education centre, created by Bible Society on the edge of Lake Bala in North Wales, was officially opened on Sunday 5th of October. The centre was then officially opened by 102-year-old Leta Jones, who is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Revd Thomas Charles. The opening ceremony was also attended by Bible Society colleagues from around the world.The centre will give people the opportunity to discover the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles and learn about the impact of the Bible, not only in Wales, but the rest of the world. Interactive displays, videos, exhibits and activities will bring her fascinating story to life from 1800 to the present day.