Calendar of Events

There will be a number of events taking place to mark our Year of Pilgrimage. So far we only have the main calendar dates available below. The rest of the programme is up to you. If you want your event for the Year of Pilgrimage added to this calendar please send us an email.

Don’t forget to check out our Resources section for ideas of how you and your organisation can get involved with the Year of Pilgrimage.

Find out what your Deanery is planning here.

Pennant Melangell quiet days

In the Diocese of St Asaph we have an ancient place of pilgrimage – the Shrine Church at Pennant Melagell.

Please visit their website for a full programme of quiet days planned during the Year of Pilgrimage.

The Story so Far…

Saturday 5 May 2012 The formal announcement about the Year of Pilgrimage
Friday 3 May 2013 The beginning of the 2013 pilgrimage along the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. The launch is here.
Saturday 4 May 2013 Bishop Dominic (Monmouth Diocese) hands the baton of pilgrimage to Bishop Gregory
Sunday 5 May 2013 The Launch of the Year of PilgrimageLaunch service will take place as part of Evensong at St Asaph Cathedral at 3.30pm.It would be great to see as many Churches represented as possible. Download our poster advertising the service.
Monday 6 May 2013 “Saints and Shrines of the Diocese of St Asaph” – The first of a series of 6 talks by historian Tristan Grey-Hulse.This will be a day event to conincide with the pilgrims from the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way arriving in Cefn at 9am. There will be refreshments at the Neuadd Owen Village Hall between 10.30am and 4.30pm.The talk will takes place at 11am and concludes with a 45 minute walk to St Mary’s Well, Cefn where the talk will be completed.Tickets are £2.00 per person. To book and find out more information email Clare Vickers or call 01745 540345.
Sunday 12 May 2013 Dee Valley Deanery pilgrimage to Valle Crucis for Christian Aid Service.
Saturday 18 May 2013 Mathrafal Pilgrimage Walk. This will take place along the Vyrnwy Valley and is for all abilities. You can read our report on the pilgrimage here.
Monday 27 May 2013 Llanrhos Deanery well walk. Starting at St Cystennin’s via Fynnon Sadwrn (Penrhynside), Llanrhos (St Mary’s well) and ending at St Tudno’s on the Orme (anyone can join the whole walk, part of the walk, or meet for opening/closing worship).
Saturday 8 June 2013 Dee Valley Deanery pilgrimage to St Asaph with guided tour and Evensong
Sunday 30 June 2013 Pool Deanery pilgrimage using the length of the canal that runs through the Deanery
Friday 12 July 2013 “Saints and Shrines of the Diocese of St Asaph” – The second of a series of 6 talks by historian Tristan Grey-Hulse.7pm Neuadd Owen Village Hall. A 1 hour talk which will include cheese and wine. Tickets are £6.00 per person.To book and find out more information email Clare Vickers or call 01745 540345.
Saturday 13 July 2013 First walk in the pilgrimage around the boundary of Wrexham County Borough – Download all the information here
Sunday 14 July 2013 Celtic Trinity Pilgrimage organised by Dyffryn Clwyd Deanery – see Deanery plans for more details
Tuesday 16 July 2013 Ruabon Mothers’ Union will take part in a pilgrimage to Pennant Melangell.
Saturday 20 July 2013 Second walk in the pilgrimage around the boundary of Wrexham County Borough, Holt to Bangor – Details of latest Borough Walk
Saturday 20 July 2013 Mathrafal Deanery Llanllugan to Llanfair Caereionion walk
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2013 Llanfair DC Benefice pilgrimage around all five Churches with a short service in each one led by the Revd Richard Carter.  Download the Poster: Five Churches Walk Llanfair DC
Saturday 17 August 2013 Latest walk in the pilgrimage around the boundary of Wrexham County Borough – Walking the Wrexham Boundary
Sunday 18 August 2013 “Saints and Shrines of the Diocese of St Asaph” – The third of a series of 6 talks by historian Tristan Grey-Hulse.2pm Neuadd Owen Village Hall. This is close to the anniversary of the dedication of St Mary’s Well, Cefn and the Chapel in the 13th Century. The talk will be followed by a walk to the chapel where a short service will take place.Refreshments are available at the Hall between 2pm and 5pm.Tickets are £2.00 per person. To book or find out more information email Clare Vickers or call 01745 540345.
Sunday 25 August 2013 Meliden and Gwaenysgor Parish Pilgrimage and PicnicBasingwerk Abbey to St Winifred’s Well.  Meet in grounds of Basingwerk Abbey from 1:00pm with your picnic. After eating we will walk up to St. Winifred’s Well (approx 1 mile on a good path). Entrance to Well is 80p adults and 20p children. Afterwards a smaller group will walk on to St Beuno’s well.  Further details soon on http://www.parishofmeliden.org.uk/
Saturday 31 August 2013 Latest walk in the pilgrimage around the boundary of Wrexham County Borough – Walking the Wrexham BoundaryYou can read about the progress so far on the Wrexham Boundary Walks by viewing the pdf below (2mb)Wrexham Pilgrimages – the story so far
Sunday 8 September 2013 “Saints and Shrines of the Diocese of St Asaph” – The fourth of a series of 6 talks by historian Tristan Grey-Hulse.Details of this and the final two talks in the series will follow.For more information email Clare Vickers.
Saturday 26 October 2013 Dee Valley Pilgrimage to Liverpool.
Tuesday 11 February 2014 St Asaph Theological Society meeting – 7.15 for 7.30 p.m. in  Gladstone’s Library.

Venerable Andrew Jones on the theme of Pilgrimage.  Andrew has written several books on Pilgrimage and is an experienced Pilgrimage leader.  His latest book is much quoted in our diocesan pilgrimage course.  This would be a good evening for all those interested in the theme and who are interested in following the course during Lent.

Monday 5 May 2014 Train Pilgrimage, following in the steps of the founder of our Diocese, St Kentigern. A 750 mile, 3 nation pilgrimage by train to Glasgow. Details and booking.
Monday 5 May 2014 Conclusion to the Year of Pilgrimage