About the Canadian Bible Society
The Canadian Bible Society exists to promote and encourage, without doctrinal note or comment, the translation, publication, distribution and use of the Scriptures throughout Canada and Bermuda. We are a member of the United Bibles Societies, a fellowship of 145 national Bible societies around the world and work in partnership with churches and other Bible agencies to facilitate and support translation and Scripture distribution work around the globe.
It started with a girl named Mary…
Mary Jones had longed for a Bible in her own language from the time she was ten. But, her family was poor and Bibles in 18th century Wales were both expensive and scarce.
Mary was a determined girl, however, and for six long years she toiled at chores saving every hard-earned penny. By the summer of 1800 she had finally saved enough. Mary Jones walked 28 miles in her bare feet to buy a Bible.
It sounds just like the experience of new Christians in China or in the remote parts of Africa today. But Mary Jones was a girl who lived in Wales over 200 years ago. Her story inspired people and helped lead to the founding of the Bible Society making the Bible available throughout the world.
The Canadian Bible Society was formally founded in 1904. In 1906 CBS became a chartered member of the United Bibles Societies, a fellowship of over 145 national Bible Societies around the world. The Societies work in partnership with churches and other Bible agencies to facilitate and support translation and Scripture distribution work around the globe.
In Canada, CBS translates, publishes and distributes Bibles, New Testaments and other Scriptures, which are available in over 100 languages including Canadian First Nations languages.
For more information visit www.biblesociety.ca