Griffith Jones’ Legacy Tour / Taith Etifeddiaeth Griffith Jones

A feasibility study has researched potential sites and their stories for a tour of Carmarthenshire places to tell a the story of the ‘Carmarthenshire Enlightenment’ initiated by Griffith Jones in the eighteenth century. It led to Wales becoming ‘the most literate nation in Europe’; to a religious revival; to a strengthening of the Welsh language;Continue reading “Griffith Jones’ Legacy Tour / Taith Etifeddiaeth Griffith Jones”

Rebuilding Heritage

A new programme to help with challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic (information through the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance, https://www.hrballiance.org.uk/). The programme is available in Wales as well as England and is open to organisations of any size, not just the big ones. But note the tight deadline – 11 am on Tuesday 2 Feb. toContinue reading “Rebuilding Heritage”

Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust Ymddiriedolaeth Treftadaeth Abaty Cwmhir

Ty’r Ehedydd,  Abbey Cwmhir, Llandrindod.  Powys.  LD1 6PL  Tel.: 01-597-850098 jlo.theabbey@gmail.com http://www.abbeycwmhirhistory.org.uk Faith Tourism : Cwmhir Abbey Background:  Cwmhir Abbey was founded in 1176 by Cadwallon ap Madog, Lord of Maelienydd, as a daughter house of Whitland Abbey, using a site on the north side of the Clywedog river.  In 1198 monks from Cwmhir foundedContinue reading “Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust Ymddiriedolaeth Treftadaeth Abaty Cwmhir”

Griffith Jones heritage/faith Carmarthenshire tour

           This photo shows the interior of Llanddowror Church. The impressive memorials on the north wall are to Griffith Jones and his sponsor and successor, Madam Bevan. Near the altar is the actual tombstone of Griffith Jones. This was his church for 50 years in the eighteenth century. But his impact was nationwide – throughContinue reading “Griffith Jones heritage/faith Carmarthenshire tour”

Llandaff-Penrhys: update

Two days before our Children’s Celebration at Llandaff Cathedral of the re-created Penrhys Pilgrimage Way, we went into Lockdown. It wasn’t the start we had imagined! So six months on, where are we now? Our website is up and running http://www.penrhyspilgrimageway.wales and behind the scenes we have continued to plug away at those things neededContinue reading “Llandaff-Penrhys: update”

The future for places of worship

Chris Catling, Secretary to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, has written a very perceptive blog post on the situation as we come out of the SARS-CoV-2 virus lockdown. He says ‘For those of us who care about the future of Wales’s places of worship, the suggestion that they couldContinue reading “The future for places of worship”

ExploreChurches: a National Churches Trust project

ExploreChurches is the perfect place to discover a love for churches and to find out all the information you need to visit them. The sacred landscape of Wales is a secret known only to a few. This living work of art, entwined with history, culture and mythology has the power to inspire the mind andContinue reading “ExploreChurches: a National Churches Trust project”

The Pales

The Pales Quaker Meeting House, Llandegley,  a purpose-built thatched building dating from c. 1717, is the oldest  Quaker Meeting House in continuous use in Wales, and is of great emotional and spiritual significance  to many both within and without the Quaker community.   It bears witness to the strength of early Quaker activity in Radnorshire, andContinue reading “The Pales”

Education in the Time of Coronavirus, part 2: Pilgrimage

The Penrhys Pilgrimage Way has some excellent resources for various ages on their web site at http://www.penrhyspilgrimageway.wales/school-resources.html – downloadable pdfs, free to print and use. We are particularly keen to get people working on the idea of a board game themed around pilgrimage. Possibly even two – one for younger children, one for the increasinglyContinue reading “Education in the Time of Coronavirus, part 2: Pilgrimage”

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