Group    From 7/3/1804 

British and Foreign Bible Society

Categories: Religion

Now simply the Bible Society, this was created by a group of people including William Wilberforce and Thomas Charles, to encourage the "wider circulation and use" of the Scriptures. On 7 March 1804, at a meeting of around 300 at the London Tavern in Bishopsgate, Wilberforce and the campaigning groups he was a part of formed the British and Foreign Bible Society.

The group begun by providing Bibles in Welsh. In 1804 they made their own first translation: the Gospel of John into Mohawk for Canada.

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British and Foreign Bible Society

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William Tyndale and the Bible Society

2023: Esther Jung asked us about a date discrepancy on this inscription: both...

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British and Foreign Bible Society

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William Tyndale and the Bible Society

2023: Esther Jung asked us about a date discrepancy on this inscription: both...

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Charles Grant

Charles Grant

Anti-slavery campaigner.  Born Scotland.  Made a fortune working for the British East India Company of which he became Chairman.  The death of two of his children brought about a religious conversi...

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1 memorial
David Williams

David Williams

Founder of The Royal Literary Fund. Born Caerphilly. Dissenting minister, writer and teacher. Friend of Garrick, Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire. Visited France a few times during their 'troubles' an...

Person, Literature, Religion, France, Wales

1 memorial
Holy Trinity Priory

Holy Trinity Priory

Demolished by Henry VIII as part of the dissolution of the monasteries. Our picture shows the ruins as they were in 1826. c.1485 the priory built Bromley Hall, a manor house near the River Lea, st...

Building, Religion

1 memorial
All Hallows Staining

All Hallows Staining

"Staining" indicates stone-built, as opposed to all the other All Hallows churches in the City which were of wood. All that is left is the tower of the second church on the site, built about 1320. ...

Building, Religion

2 memorials
C. E. Leighton Thomson

C. E. Leighton Thomson

Vicar of Chelsea Old Church 1950-92. From 1986 was a canon of St Paul's. Andrew Behan has researched this man: The Reverend Prebendary Clarke Edward Leighton Thomson was born on 25 April 1919 in ...

Person, Religion, Canada, China/Hong Kong, Egypt

1 memorial