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May 2015
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Mary Jones Prize

A woman from Bala, Wales, has been awarded the inaugural Mary Jones Prize, in memory of the young girl who walked 26 miles to get a Bible. Mary Thomas was given the award at the Mary Jones World visitor centre at Llanycil, near Bala, by James Catford, group chief executive of the Bible Society.…

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December 2014
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Mary Jones centre

The story of how, around 200 years ago, 15-year-old Mary Jones walked barefoot over the hills of North Wales to Bala to buy a Bible is part of our Christian heritage. She saved up and made a 26-mile trek on rough paths and over rocky terrain to reach Rev. Thomas Charles, because she so wanted her own…

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Historical

October 2014
Articles > Historical

‘The Lord’s gift’: Thomas Charles (1755–1814)

If I were ever to be cast away on a desert island, with only one person from the whole history of Christianity for company, I think I would choose Thomas Charles (although it would be a close call between him and William Williams Pantycelyn). Why Thomas Charles? On the 200th anniversary of his death…

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To Bala for a BIBLE- 2. For all the world

Historical

October 2005
Articles > Historical

To Bala for a BIBLE- 2. For all the world

Last month, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Charles of Bala, we rehearsed the well-known story of ‘Mary Jones and her Bible’. However, Mary’s story is not just that of a young girl walking to Bala — there is more to it than that. The plight of Mary Jones, and others…

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To Bala for a Bible

Historical

September 2005
Articles > Historical

To Bala for a Bible

To Bala for a BIBLE- 2. For all the world   God’s gift to North Wales- Thomas Charles of Bala (1755-1814)   This month and next we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth on 15 October 1755 of Thomas Charles of Bala In a narrow and lovely valley at the foot of Cadair…

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