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Do you like visiting new places? There are many places in the world that are important to Christians such as the Holy Land where Jesus lived and taught, Rome where the Pope resides, city Cathedrals, or places of pilgrimage like Iona, Walsingham and Lourdes.

In the past people would often travel to great cathedrals as places of pilgrimage. Often it was their only chance to get a holiday! People often believed that if they visited pilgrimage sites it would help them in their journey to eternal life.

Many Christians still undertake pilgrimages today. Visiting new or familiar places can help individuals grow and deepen their relationship with God. Choosing to go on a pilgrimage or visit a significant place helps Christians remember the bigger journey of life which we are all on. It enables them to step outside of their everyday life and have new experiences. Importantly, it gives pilgrims time and space to reflect on who God is, what He is like and how that relates to us.

If you have ever visited a Christian place of worship like Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral you can be struck by how big they are. Journeying around the cathedral can be a big undertaking with lots of things to look at and consider along the way. Maybe you could try visiting somewhere significant to you. Perhaps you could visit a place of natural beauty like woods or hills. Take the time to look at the world around you, notice the noises, sights and smells. Often the journey to a place is more important to Christians than reaching the destination because it’s about what you learn along the way.

In this section you can find out more about places that are important to Christians. Why not take the virtual tour of St. David’s Cathedral in Wales and perhaps find out why St. David is important to the Welsh?

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A tour of a Welsh Chapel – English and Cymraeg

What can be found in a Welsh Chapel?

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A tour of a Welsh Chapel – English and Cymraeg

What can be found in a Welsh Chapel?

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What is at the centre of a Welsh Chapel? What things are important? What would you find in the chapel? In this short film you can take a tour around a Welsh Zion Chapel.

Tour of St. Davids Cathedral – Cymraeg

Explore St. Davids Cathedral with Canon Dorrien Davies

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Tour of St. Davids Cathedral – Cymraeg

Explore St. Davids Cathedral with Canon Dorrien Davies

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St. Davids Cathedral is an amazing building but what are some of the treasures that are hidden inside? Also how do the bishops manage to stay standing for a whole service? What are the relics of the saint? What is the high altar used for? […]

Guided Tour of St. Davids Cathedral

Explore St. Davids Cathedral with Canon Dorrien Davies

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St David's Cathedral

Guided Tour of St. Davids Cathedral

Explore St. Davids Cathedral with Canon Dorrien Davies

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St. Davids Cathedral is an amazing building but what are some of the treasures that are hidden inside? Also how do the bishops manage to stay standing for a whole service? What are the relics of the saint? What is the high altar used for? […]

Tŷ’r Pererin

Welcoming Pilgrims to St. Davids

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Tŷ’r Pererin

Tŷ’r Pererin

Welcoming Pilgrims to St. Davids

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Have you ever been on a long journey? Why did you go? Where did you stay? St. David’s is one place a lot of people travel to. Some people go just for a holiday whereas others go on pilgrimage.’Tŷ’r Pererin’, or ‘House of the Pilgrim’, […]

Wesley’s Chapel

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Wesley's Chapel, London

Wesley’s Chapel

Virtual Tour

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Take a virtual tour of Wesley’s Chapel in London by clicking on the circles on the map. Wesley’s Chapel was built in 1778 by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The Chapel was his London base and replaced his previous London Chapel,Wesley described his Chapel as […]

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Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral

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Take a virtual tour of Westminster Cathedral by clicking on the circles on the map. The Cathedral situated in Francis Street, London is the Mother Church of the Catholic community in England and Wales and the Metropolitan Church and Cathedral of the Archbishop of Westminster. It […]

York Minster

Virtual Tour

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York Minster

York Minster

Virtual Tour

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York Minster is an Anglican Cathedral in York. The Minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England. It is one of the largest Cathedrals in Northern Europe. Take a virtual tour of York Minster by clicking […]

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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

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Can you guess how old  the glass in the west window is? What is kept at the Chapel of Our Lady Martyrdom? Where did the bell in the Warriors’ Chapel originally come from? To find out the answer to these and other questions, take a virtual tour […]

St Davids Cathedral

What does it mean to be a place of pilgrimage?

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St Davids Cathedral

What does it mean to be a place of pilgrimage?

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Since the 6th century there has been a church on the site of St. Davids Cathedral.  For the past 1500 years prayer and worship has been offered to God on a daily basis and this continues to this day. David was born in the year […]

Tŷ’r Pererin – Pilgrimage at St. Davids

What does Tŷ’r Pererin offer visitors and pilgrims?

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Tŷ’r Pererin – Pilgrimage at St. Davids

What does Tŷ’r Pererin offer visitors and pilgrims?

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           Tŷ’r Pererin is the education and pilgrimage centre for St. Davids Cathedral. The purpose of the centre is to offer extended hospitality to visitors to the cathedral, with particular emphasis on pilgrimage and educational and spiritual activities around the shrine […]