To help us celebrate 100 years of existence as the Church in Wales, our diocese launched in late 2019 the year of pilgrimage. The clergy and other ministers prepared for this by visiting, praying, and walking in and around Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain the previous year.
In our own parishes we have always taken up the invitation to walk with the Lord on pilgrimage journeys and there is a long tradition of pilgrimages to Walsingham, Rome, Caldey Island and the Shrine of Our Lady at Penrhys in the Rhondda valley.
2020 - because of the Covid crisis our plans to visit Walsingham in July and Rome in December can no longer take place safely and we hope to visit again (if safe and viable) in 2021.
We will though visit the Shrine of Our Lady in Penrhys on Saturday 15 August 2020, the feast day of the Assumption of Our Lady. This will be a socially distanced walking and cycling pilgrimage. Cyclists leave St Saviour's in the morning and travel northwards, along the Taff Trail until Pontypridd and then on to Rhondda (roughly 20 miles each way). Walking pilgrims gather at Llanwonno Church to make their way up the hill to the shrine. Beware, the final hill is tough and you will need to be in good health (or get a lift). See newsletter the week before for more up to date timings and when to depart. Please bring all of your own food and drink as we are not permitted to share. For more details contact Fr Phelim 02922411229