The Bro Celynnin Ministry Area has 5 medieval churches with very special atmospheres in stunning settings. In 2017, we have started exploring what pilgrimage is and how we can use what God has given us in these amazing places to deepen our own faith and work together to help our visitors and the wider community engage and enjoy the richness of how God speaks now, very personally and about what concerns our society today.
We’ve embarked on a big and enjoyable task, learning a lot about ourselves and one another as we are discovering, or sometimes re-discovering, the gifts God has given us! Here are our sessions to date (notes from each are available by request from firstname.lastname@example.org ) Please do consider coming to those in the planning or simply get in touch if ‘Pilgrimage’ scratches where you itch! It doesn’t matter that you haven’t been to the previous sessions – and certainly, watch this space as our project takes shape.
Session 1: January: What is Pilgrimage?
Session 2: February: Embarking on the project to develop pilgrimages in Bro Celynnin
Session 3: March: ‘Preparing the Ground’ at St Benedict’s Gyffin
Session 4: April 6th Walk to Llangelynnin Church
Session 5: May 16th ‘Preparing the Ground’ at St Mary’s Caerhun
Session 6: July 8th ‘Preparing the Ground’ at St Peter’s Llanbedr-y-Cennin
Session 7: September 2nd 9.30am – 12.30pm ‘Preparing the Ground’ at St Mary’s Conwy
All interested in exploring pilgrimage in our ministry area is very welcome to join us for a fascinating morning. We will begin with a short act of worship before learning more about St Mary’s, and a chance to break into groups to find those features which contain the richest sources for reflection. Rich indeed in history and at the heart of our very special medieval walled town that attracts many thousands of visitors each year, we feel sure there is so much for us to discover here, especially about how God speaks to us through what we see and hear today.