Bangor join St Asaph for well pilgrimage

23 pilgrims from the Rectorial Benefices of Rhos-Cystennin and Llandudno joined together for a 10 mile “Well Walk” on Monday 27 May. The pilgrimage connected worshippers from the Diocese of St Asaph with the Diocese of Bangor.

They began at St Cystennin’s Church and Well in Llangystennin before heading to St Tudno’s Well on the Great Orme in Llandudno. On route they visited St Sadwrn’s Well in Craigside and St Mary’s Well in Llanrhos.

Rhos Cystennin PilgrimagePilgrims joined from St Asaph and Bangor for the Well pilgrimage

Before setting off each pilgrim was given a shell to remind them of the pilgrim life of each and every person. In every place a short service was held and pilgrims were encouraged to think about their own personal journey of faith as well as their corporate journey of faith as a church.

Each well on the route is accessible to the public except for St Tudno’s Well which is situated on private land and permission was needed to walk through the farmer’s field.

Revd Prebendary Bob Griffiths was one of the pilgrims and said:

“It was a bracing day and one or two limbs began to ache before the end of the pilgrimage. Everyone came away feeling refreshed and ready to begin the next part of our journeys of faith.”