Here you can book your accommodation for your Midweek with the Celtic Saints from 1st to 4th October 2018!
We’ll gather on Monday afternoon. Naturally, this evening, as every evening at Grey Alders, we’ll share a meal together, with time for fellowship and prayer afterwards.
On Tuesday, we’ll walk together on the very road travelled by our local Celtic Saint Gwinio. It runs between his retreat at Cilsant, where we are certain pilgrims were welcomed back in the day, and the site of his community at Llanwinio.
It’s a walk of some seven miles. (Although this can be halved by clever use of cars!) We’ll walk in the actual steps of the man of God along lanes, woodland, valleys and up the hill to Llanwinio itself.
On Wednesday, after morning devotions and breakfast, we’ll take our pilgimage into Pembrokeshire and visit St Govan’s Chapel which is approached down a flight of steps and almost on the beach.
It is said Govan escaped from pirates in the Sixth Century when the rock opened up. He hid in the cleft and founded a church in thanks to the Almighty. The current structure dates from the middle ages.
After that, we’ll motor to St David’s, see the headland where the man of God was born and look around the cathedral close. We’ll see the stream the sixth-century evangelist stood in to pray.
We’ll catch Evensong in the Cathedral – Cranmer’s invention is the nearest we’ll get to the extended services of the Celtic Saints.
On Thursday we’ll once again serve breakfast before our pilgrims depart for home.
Naturally we pray you’ll be blessed by your time walking in the footsteps of the men of God.
You will be well catered for, with Bed & Breakfast and three 2-course evening meals with drinks included and the occasional snack. (Refreshments purchased in St David’s are excluded.)
At least two evening meals will feature meat from our own super-aged beef or mutton from the Grey Alders farm (‘Wernlwyd’ in Welsh).
You’ll enjoy three cooked breakfasts with eggs from our hens and home-baked bread. No one goes hungry at Grey Alders events.
The cost will be from £150 to £170 per person depending on whether the accommodation is sharing a shower or en-suite.
Obviously, the event will only suit those able to walk. You’ll need boots and warm clothing. Bring something rain-proof. We’ll be in prayer for a dry spell, of course.
(A) Double guest room with en-suite shower in our new timber-framed eco-friendly lodge finished to hotel standard. There are integral wall lights above the beds and a view overlooking our fields, trees and waterfall with the stream flowing by.
(B) Twin room ditto.
(C) Panache for 2 people with your own bathroom, or for 3 people or 4 people in Panache all sharing a bathroom.
(D) Abi mobile home for 2 people with your own bathroom, or for 3 people in Abi all sharing a bathroom.
Prices display when you select a room option below. Please only select one Panache or Abi option at a time: