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Churches along the North Wales coast revive the tradition of Whit Walks

Churches along the North Wales coast are joining together for Aled Mission Area’s second annual Whit Walk. Children from local schools and congregations from churches and chapels will join in the walk along the seafront from Pensarn to Rhos-on-Sea on Saturday 19 May.

The Whit Walk, called Rekindling the Flame will end with a service, led by the Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron, outside St Trillo’s Chapel on the prom. Children from our local schools are taking part in craft workshops to learn more about Pentecost and make banners for the service.

The eight-mile walk is organised by the Aled Mission Area, a group of 17 Church in Wales churches covering Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Llanddulas, Llansannan, Rhos-on-Sea and surrounding areas. Walkers will set off from the prom opposite the railway station in Pensarn and hope to gather more and more people as we progress.

St Trillo’s Chapel on Marine Drive in Rhos-on-Sea is thought to be the smallest church in the UK and dates from the 6th century.  Services are still held at the church, although it only seats six people.   The service of celebration and thanksgiving will take place outside and cakes and refreshments will be distributed to worshippers and walkers afterwards.

Rekindling the Flame takes place on Saturday 19 May and you can join the walk at any point between Pensarn and Rhos on Sea:

  • 11 am: Start opposite Abergele Railway Station, Pensarn
  • 11.30 am: Pirate’s Locker
  • 12 noon: Picnic lunch on the seafront at Llanddulas
  • 1.45 pm: End of prom, Old Colwyn (after the hills!)
  • 3 pm: Prom opposite Toad Hall Inn, Colwyn Bay
  • 3.30 pm: Tourist Office, Rhos on Sea
  • 4 pm: Service outside St Trillo’s Chapel.