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Fishguard International Music Festival
On Monday 22 July and Saturday 27 July local historian, The Rev’d Richard Davies will lead a guided, musical tour of four of North Pembrokeshire’s many fascinating churches and chapels. On the coach on the way to each location, Richard will introduce you to the building and history of the site as a place of worship.
Musicians will perform as you explore the interiors of the churches and their surroundings.
The tour will set off from Fishguard Town Hall at 10am and call at St Brynach’s Bryn-henllan; St Brynach’s, Nevern; St Cristiolus, Eglwyswrw; Capel Tabor, Dinas, returning to Fishguard Square at approximately 2pm.
Tickets £15 (Adults) £5 (16-25) and £1 (under 16)
This year’s pilgrimage is on Saturday 6th July.
We will visit churches following the Coast to St Davids from the South.
Pilgrims may join at any part of the day, and a picnic lunch will be provided at cost at Talbenny. This will be taken either in the sun outside or inside the church depending on the weather.
We hope you can join us!
The route is as follows:
10am for 10.30am Meet at All Saints, Walton West for a service and blessing. https://goo.gl/maps/iWEUMawd7RciV5pY9
11am Optional walk to visit St Madoc’s, Haroldston West. https://goo.gl/maps/52mLNYALiVMBrpAn6
12.30pm – 2pm St Mary’s, Talbenny. https://goo.gl/maps/hqHUHfENQZykd99K6
3pm Visit St Mary’s Roch. https://goo.gl/maps/usfnDWQVs6FneDNW8
4.30pm Tea at Ty’r Pererin, St Davids. https://goo.gl/maps/iFuqjJDF2558Sear7
6pm Evensong St Davids Cathedral. https://goo.gl/maps/JuRypzLCwBVCJ3uf6
For details and the poster please see: http://saintsandstones.co.uk/2019-pilgrimage
St Nicholas’ Day
6th December 2018
Sadly the event at St Davids Cathedral at 1 pm on Thursday 6th December has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies.
This year’s pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 28th July.
The Route is as follows:
We will start at 10 am at St David’s Llanychaer with a short service of meditation, followed by coffee.
Then on to the Holy Well at Llandilo,
followed by Lunch at the Community Hall in Maenclochog (SA66 7LA).
Then on to St Mary’s Church, Llanfair Nant y Gof
and Llangloffan Baptist Chapel (SA62 5ET)
followed by Tea at Ty’r Pererin
ending with Evensong at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm.
A map of the pilgrimage can be found by clicking here
The Hundred Boundary Stone
Between the Sealyham Activity Centre and Ambleston the minor road climbs to high point overlooking a large part of Pembokeshire as far as Milford Haven. On the south side lie the ruins of the cement block factory of the 1950’s, to the north the rocky enclosures encompass the largest Neolithic dolmen in the county, and and at the side of the road an inscribed slate slab describes this point as marking the boundary between the Medieval Hundreds of Cemaes, Daugleddau and Dewisland. This was the point to which the Bishop used to be escorted on March 1st to dispense justice between the three lordships and their tenants.
Over the last 20 years there has been a marked deterioration in this marker stone, to the point where it is almost indecipherable. The Saints and Stones Group are funding and organising a replica to replace the18th Century stone. The original stone was received into the Lapidarium at St Davids Cathedral on the 2nd of October.
Bishop Joanna will be dedicating the replica on the 31st of October at 3:30pm, followed by a service at St Dogwell’s church, to be followed by tea. If you would like to attend the ceremony, please park in good time at St Dogwells church. There is no parking space near the stone and a minibus will transport people between the church and the site.
There is an interesting and informative article by Anne Eastham in this month’s Pembrokeshire Life, and there is also more information in the Saints and Stones book on page 86. For photographs of the dedication ceremony and Evensong please visit http://saintsandstones.co.uk/boundary-stone-photographs
The Saints and Stones Pilgrimage 2017 – The Cemais trail
The annual pilgrimage this year will take place on the 29th of July when we will be exploring the new Cemais trail. We plan to start at Cilgerran Church at 11am with a short service led by the vicar, the RevPeter Ratcliffe. This will be followed by an optional walk to the Wildlife Center, where lunch will be available between 12 and 1o’clock. Transport will then be available for walkers to collect their cars.
1:15pm depart for St Dogmaels Abbey SA43 3DX
2pm Tour of the Abbey and early Christian monuments
3pm Leave for a brief visit to Moylegrove Church SA43 3BN
4pm Cwm yr Eglwys (where good ice cream is available!) SA42 2SJ
5pm Tea at Tyr Pererin, St Davids SA62 3RJ
Please come and join us at any stage for an interesting and enjoyable day.
2016: The 2016 Annual Pilgrimage took place around the Holy wells of St Davids. It started at Ty’r Pererin, Quickwell Hill, St Davids, with a talk about the Saints and Stones Pilgrim Trails and the Holy Wells, followed by a Pilgrim Lunch. In the afternoon we walked to St Non’s well, where St David was born, then along the coast path to Porth Clais and the well where St David was baptised. This was followed by tea and Cathedral Evensong at 6.00pm. The sun shone and a good day was had by all!
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