Welcome to all visitors - Tourists, Seekers and Pilgrims
A place where your mind can be idle, and forget its concerns, descend into silence, and worship in secret.— Thomas Merton
Small Pilgrim Places are:
- Spaces for pondering, breathing, meditating, praying and ‘being’
- Small places, not those already on the map, well-known, or that draw crowds;
- Simple, quiet and unpretentious, with the presence of the Divine;
- Places of worship, gardens, ruins, open spaces, holy wells, etc.;
- Welcoming and inclusive.
The Small Pilgrim Places Network:
- Brings together people who support the ethos of SPPs through prayer and practical support;
- Encourages members to promote the key elements of SPPs - quiet prayer and meditation, hospitality, silence, space and simplicity not only in SPPs but also in their own personal situations;
- Is mutually supportive, encouraging the exchange of experiences, inspiration and practicalities.
Today's Featured Place
Known as "the church in the sand", St Tanwg's church is found nestled in the sand dunes, where the mountains meet the sea, at Llandanwg in North Wales. It is thought that it is one of the …
May 2020 Newsletter
Sunday 10th May 2020, 3:42 PM
Instead of our usual spring mailing of leaflets etc we have sent out a newsletter and were pleased to have responses from network members. One - currently locked down in New Zealand - sent a meditation, and another reported that she is ringing the solitary bidding bell at St Mary's Throwleigh on a Thursday evening to honour key workers. (She started by ringing it 8 times at 8 pm, increasing the number each week so that this Thursday it was 56 rings!) We have also been sent information about Daily Hope, a phone line which offers music, prayers reflections and services, particularly useful for those not on the internet, and also the National Churches Trust are seeking information about how churches are coping during lockdown. Further details in Recent Additions together with other recent Facebook posts.