The Bro Celynnin Ministry Area has five medieval Churches, which all have very special atmospheres, and have been built in stunning locations. In 2017, we started to explore what pilgrimage is, and how we can use what God has given us in these amazing places, to deepen our own faith, and to work together to help our visitors and the wider community to engage and enjoy the richness of how God speaks now, very personally, and about what concerns our society today.
Our objectives are:
- to help to deepen the faith of Christians when they make a visit or come on pilgrimage;
- to help those who do not yet know God’s transforming love to begin their journey of faith.
We embarked on a big and enjoyable voyage, learning a lot about ourselves and one another as we are discovered, or sometimes rediscovered, the gifts that God has given us.
Below is a list of our sessions to date (notes from each are available by request from firstname.lastname@example.org). Please consider coming to future events, or get in touch with us if you want to know more about pilgrimage.
There was a pilgrimage to St. Celynin’s Churches in Llwyngwril and Llangelynnin on 26th July. These beautiful Churches were built beside the sea ar lan y môr many centuries ago, on the stunning coast of Meirionnydd.
St. Celynin’s Church, Llwyngwril
St. Celynin’s Church, Llangelynnin
Many thanks to the vicar, wardens and treasurer for hosting our special visits. Afterwards, we enjoyed a hearty lunch together at the Gwesty Ty’n y Cornel hotel, which is located on the banks of the beautiful Tal y Llyn lake.
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 ‘Preparing the Ground’ at St Mary’s Conwy
Session 8: Monday 23rd October: ‘Mapping out the Pilgrimage Project’: What have we learned so far & Who are we trying to reach?
Session 9: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Monday 4th December: ‘Mapping out the Pilgrimage Project stage 2!’
Session 10: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Tuesday 9th January: Setting priorities and timetable for 2018
Session 11: 8th February Diocesan Study Day ‘Pilgrimage, history, place, the present and the ordinary’
Session 12: 14th March trip to Liverpool Cathedral for Pilgrimage evening with Canon Paul Rattigan