Today, St David's Day, Welsh Church leaders come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of the New Welsh Bible (Y Beibl Cymraeg Newydd) and the completion of the new version of the Bible online on the beibl.net website:
‘Today, on March 1st 2013, as Christian Church leaders in Wales:
We celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the new translation of the Welsh Bible (Y Beibl Cymraeg Newydd), and also celebrate the completion of the new version of the Bible online on the beibl.net website.
We thank God for those who have worked tirelessly over a period of decades to ensure that the Bible is available in modern Welsh, as it is a treasure that is as important and relevant in the twenty-first century as it has ever been.
We commit ourselves to strive, in God’s strength, to meet the challenge and privilege of telling a new generation about the amazing things that God has done and continues to do in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, among and through his people and in his world.’
Reverend Watcyn James, Bible Society in Wales
Reverend Meirion Morris, General Secretary Presbyterian Church of Wales
The Most Reverend Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales, Church in Wales
The Right Reverend Edwin Regan, Emeritus Bishop of Wrexham, Catholic Church in Wales
Reverend Patrick Slattery, Moderator of Synod Cymru, Methodist Church
Reverend Peter Thomas, General Secretary, Baptist Union of Wales
Reverend Geraint Tudur, General Secretary, Union of Welsh Independents
To celebrate the Welsh Bible, Christians in Wales will be sharing their favourite verses from the Bible using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs using the hashtag #beiblibawb on 1 March.