Strata Florida Trust

Mynachlog Fawr farmstead is adjacent to the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Strata Florida, set within an evocative and internationally significant landscape in the heart of Ceredigion. The Abbey is often described as the ‘Westminster Abbey of Wales’, once being an important centre of culture, religion and trade, with connections spreading farContinue reading “Strata Florida Trust”

British Pilgrimage Trust

The British Pilgrimage Trust (BPT) is a charity (Reg No. 1176045) whose core goal is to “advance British pilgrimage as a form of cultural heritage that promotes holistic wellbeing for the public benefit.” For us, ‘holistic wellbeing’ includes physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental and spiritual health. To this end, the BPT is working to makeContinue reading “British Pilgrimage Trust”

Education in the Time of Coronavirus

Our network members Ports Past and Present have a Heritage from Home feature in their April newsletter at https://portspastpresent.eu/newsletter/ – full of resources for people studying for home, as well as general interest. Would any other network members like to share resources for home schooling? Downloadable colouring books, anyone? Do-it-yourself board games? (I think weContinue reading “Education in the Time of Coronavirus”

ST GILES’ PARISH CHURCH, WREXHAM

St Giles’ Parish Church, Wrexham is the largest medieval Parish Church in Wales and is architecturally rich in both its exterior and interior – not least for its legendary Tower, known as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales’. We have a full complement of Sunday Services including a rapidly growing All Age Worship congregationContinue reading “ST GILES’ PARISH CHURCH, WREXHAM”

The Brychan Trail

  The town of Brecon, and the county of Breconshire, are named after Brychan, the first ruler of a new kingdom created in the Brecon Beacons in the 5th Century AD.. Brychan was born in AD 419, shortly after the Romans left Britain. His mother, Marchell,  was the ruler of the territory from Brecon toContinue reading “The Brychan Trail”

Margam Abbey Theatrical History tours and guides

Margam Abbey with its fine Norman Romanesque architecture, is an outstanding twelfth century former Cistercian Abbey and a functioning church. It was founded in 1147 by Robert Earl of Gloucester, eldest son of Henry the first. Robert fought for his sister the Empress Matilda in her claim for the throne; Challenging King Stephen, Robert becameContinue reading “Margam Abbey Theatrical History tours and guides”

Ports Past and Present

The Ports Past and Present project will develop new tourism opportunities between five port towns and their surrounding coastal communities on either side of the Irish Sea – Dublin, Rosslare, Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock, drawing on academic research and community partnerships. The project aims to bring life and colour to the five ports, enhancingContinue reading “Ports Past and Present”

Penrhys Pilgrimage Project (PPP)

Helen Lloyd Jones, Chair of the project group, writes: The PPP was set up in 2017 to recreate the old medieval pilgrimage route between Llandaff and Penrhys in the Rhondda. Penrhys is also on the Cistercian Way. The vision is to bring the Penrhys Pilgrimage Way back to life. Inspired by the success of theContinue reading “Penrhys Pilgrimage Project (PPP)”

University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies

Martin Crampin writes: A series of research projects based at the Centre over the last twenty years has significantly raised awareness of the visual culture of places of worship in Wales. The ‘Visual Culture of Wales’ (1997–2003) project did much to interpret and publish aspects of medieval visual culture, while the ‘Imaging the Bible inContinue reading “University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies”

Hen Eglwys Silian Old Church: a community project in progress, delivered by Menter Silian

Menter Silian is a Community Benefit Society, established in order to transform Silian’s former church in into a multi-purpose community and tourism facility, for the benefit of the parish of Silian and the surrounding area. St Sulien’s Church in Silian Silian is a small, dispersed parish in rural west Wales, with a core population ofContinue reading “Hen Eglwys Silian Old Church: a community project in progress, delivered by Menter Silian”

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