The Bro Celynnin Ministry Area has 5 medieval churches with very special atmospheres in stunning settings. In 2017, we 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.
Our objectives are:
- to help to deepen the faith of Christians when they make a visit or come on pilgrimage, and
- to help those who do not yet know God’s transforming love to begin their journey of faith
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!
Below is a list of our sessions to date (notes from each are available by request from firstname.lastname@example.org ) Please do consider coming to forthcoming events 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 ‘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