Pilgrimage to North Wales

Pilgrimage to North Wales in February 2022

Fr. Stephen and the Parish of St Nicholas in Oxford are organising a three-day (two nights) pilgrimage to North Wales.

Plans have now been finalised for a pilgrimage to North Wales, in honour of some of our most well-loved Orthodox Saints of Britain, to take place from 21-23 February 2022 (half-term week from schools in Oxfordshire).

The envisaged cost will be around £175 per adult with transport (£145 if traveling using own transport), to include transport, accommodation and most meals. We plan to visit Lichfield (the cathedral and holy well of St Chad), Chester (the cathedral and shrine of St Werburgh) and Holywell (St Winefride’s Well), before making our way along the ancient pilgrim route to Aberdaron at the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula, in sight of Bardsey Island, the ‘Island of 20,000 saints’ - once one of the holiest places of the early British Church.

We will continue our pilgrimage with the Divine Liturgy at the Church of All Saints of Wales in Blaenau Ffestiniog, meeting with members of the local Orthodox Community and their renowned pastor, Fr Deiniol, who will join us for parts of the pilgrimage. Finally, we will visit the church and shrine of St Melangell, renowned as a place of healing and miracles, before returning to Oxford.

In order to confirm the bookings for the pilgrimage accommodation, a minimum of fifteen people need to commit to participating; the same number of places are available in the minibus. In addition we will be able to accommodate a few extra people joining in their own cars.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please contact Fr. Stephen if you wish to reserve a place. A provisional timetable of the pilgrimage is attached below.

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