Maesyronnen Chapel

You can’t get a chapel much older than Maesyronnen. William & Mary passed the Act of Toleration allowing non-conformist worship in 1689 as part of their “glorious revolution”, and the chapel was registered for worship in nearby Presteigne only 8 years later in 1697. There had been clandestine meetings in secluded farmhouses and buildings acrossContinue reading “Maesyronnen Chapel”

Journeying

Iain Tweedale writes: Journeying (www.journeying.co.uk) was established in 1988 and leads small groups on guided walking tour holidays in an informal Christian ambience to the more off-the-beaten-track parts of the British Isles. Hiking through beautiful and often remote parts of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland, each holiday is led by our knowledgeable volunteer guides. OurContinue reading “Journeying”

Guided Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is about an inner journey of discovery and insight, encouraged by an outer journey to a significant destination (usually but not necessarily, of a religious nature).   Guided Pilgrimage aims to facilitate that for people through 1, 3 or 6 day pilgrimages in Wales. We offer set departures of day-trips and multi-day linear pilgrimages toContinue reading “Guided Pilgrimage”

St Dyfnog’s Well

Samantha Jones, Project Manager for the Restoration of St Dyfnog’s Well, writes: This National Lottery Heritage Fund project involves the restoration of the Grade II listed St Dyfnog’s Well, Denbighshire, and its associated features ensuring their preservation into the future and assisting with access for all visitors. Led by Cymdeithas Cadwraeth Llanrhaeadr YC Preservation SocietyContinue reading “St Dyfnog’s Well”

Vale of Glamorgan ‘Celebrating St Illtud’ Project

The ‘Celebrating St Illtud’ project was initiated by Vale of Glamorgan Creative Rural Communities as part of their ‘Attractive Vale’ programme, with the aim of making the story of St Illtud and the spread of Christianity in ‘Celtic’ countries more widely known, and raising the profile of Llantwit Major and the wider Vale. The projectContinue reading “Vale of Glamorgan ‘Celebrating St Illtud’ Project”

Some virtual church tours to get you started (all from Twitter, so far)

A virtual tour of @StAlbansCath: http://app.stalbanscathedral.org/#!#Tour_0_0 and a virtual tour of St Mary’s Beverley here https://stmarysbeverley.org/recent-events/ @RoyReed13 has some wonderful panoramic views of cathedrals and churches here: https://reeddesign.co.uk/panoramas/index.html (about 100 Cornish churches plus plenty of others) The navigation on this http://catacombes.paris.fr/visite-virtuelle/ is a bit tricky but it’s a wonderful site for those that like theContinue reading “Some virtual church tours to get you started (all from Twitter, so far)”

Llandaff-Penrhys Pilgrimage

We hope to have a full project outline for this soon. Meanwhile, here is the web site http://www.penrhyspilgrimageway.wales complete with maps. Welsh version available soon. The plan before everything was derailed by the Covid-19 lockdown was to launch the project with a service in Llandaff Cathedral, with specially-composed music sung by children from schools alongContinue reading “Llandaff-Penrhys Pilgrimage”

Faith tourism in difficult times

Like the famouse ‘Jesse-on-the-telephone’ at St Dyfnog’s, Llanrhaiadr, we are all working from home at the moment and trying to keep in touch with each other. This has been something of a challenge in the diocese of Llandaff, where we were just getting started on our Year of Pilgrimage. How can we do pilgrimage orContinue reading “Faith tourism in difficult times”

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