Reflection through the poetry of RS Thomas; Stations to the Untenanted Cross

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  • Spiritual poetry by candlelight

  • A pilgrimage inside the church

  • A time for stillness and reflection

Aberdaron, Gwynedd, LL53 8BE


Our start time is 7.30pm and the lasts 75 minutes


Please get in touch and have a chat with us about dates for your group visit.
We will plan around the church being used for other life events and activities, and we look forward to welcoming you.


£10 per person

Who can come

Minimum age is 16 years, minimum group size is 5 people and maximum is 15 people

Group size

5-10 10-25

Experience the spiritual poetry of RS Thomas, in this evocative pilgrim sanctuary.

'But the silence in the mind / is when we live best, within / listening distance of the silence / we call God'

RS Thomas was one of Wales' greatest Welsh poets writing in English.

St Hywyn’s in Aberdaron was his last parish. The medieval church stands above the Irish Sea where you can hear the waves breaking on the shore below, at the end of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

You will experience his spiritual poetry in this evocative pilgrim sanctuary, focusing on features in the church that connect with his poetry. A prayerful, meditative experience, by candlelight with music inspired by his poetry, this is a time for stillness and personal reflection. This might be your first introduction to hearing eight of Thomas’s poems read aloud or a re-reading of the poems that you know; bringing them off the page and alive into your presence.

Taking around 75 minutes and with a maximum of 15 people. This will be a safe space in which to find peace and personal reflection.

This tour is exclusive to ExploreChurches.

Additional details

This tour is organised and managed by the Bro Enlli Ministry Area.

We meet at the St Hywyn's church in Aberdaron, at the end of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

Minimum age is 16 years. No special requirements, but there are steps into the churchyard.

Minimum group size is 5 people, maximum group size is 15 people (do contact us if you have a particular group requirement and would like to discuss).

Our start time is 7.30pm and the lasts 75 minutes.

Facilities & refreshments

Toilets are available opposite the church.

Refreshments and food are available locally (at extra cost). There are two restaurants / bars within 50m of the church and fish and chip café 100m away.

There is a National Trust pay and display car pack with off road parking (for car or minibus) within 250m of the church.


We will move around within the church.

This tour is suitable for disabled visitors, provided you can manage a few low steps in the church. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users due to steps inside the church. Please contact us for details.


Contact your host

Susan Fogarty, Lay Worship Leader

01758 703039