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Melangelltide 2015

Melangelltide Celebrations

These are proposed to take the form of talks in the afternoon in St Melangell’s Church beginning at 2.30pm. There will be the usual Midday service during Melangelltide. If you want to attend the service before the talk in the afternoon you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the churchyard, Centre garden or Centre.

*Tuesday 26th May

St Melangell her legend and her legacy today.

*Wednesday 27th May

A Talk on the inspiration for a beautiful Wall-hanging depicting the Melangell story which will be on display

*Thursday 28th May St Melangell’s Day

Hare Preservation Society Book Launch

*Friday 29th May

A Talk on Sacred Legends


*Please note we would be grateful for an indication of numbers attending these Melangelltide events so please consult the website nearer the time for further confirmation of talks, times and information and let us know if you intend to come.


Amser Gwasanaethau - Service Times (please click)

Daily Services - Gwasanaethau Dyddiol

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Morning Prayer at 9.30 am.

Dyddiau Llun, Mawrth, Mercher, Iau ac Gwener
Gwasanaeth Boreol am 9.15

12 noon: Pilgrim Liturgy where the laying on of hands and the anointing with healing oil is offered.
On Thursdays this is a Eucharist service where the laying on of hands and the anointing with healing oil is offered . Pilgrim Evening Liturgy at 5.30pm

Hanner dydd: Litwrgi Pererindod lle cynigir arddodiad dwylo ac olew ar gyfer iachau am hanner dydd.
Ar dydd Iau mae ne Cymun Bendigaid lle cynigir arddodiad arddogiad dwylo ac olew ar gyfer iachau. Gweddi Pererindod ar diwedd y dydd am 5.30yp.

Mae’r eglwys yn agored bob dydd 9yb—6yp
The Church is open every day from 9am – 6pm


Programme of Quiet days for 2015

to be held at the St Melangell Centre
Pennant Melangell, Llangynog, Powys SY10 0HQ
with a Midday Service at The Pilgrimage Church of St Melangell

Tuesday 24th February

“Winter” A Season of Waiting

Wednesday 11th March

“The Path of Decent” Almsgiving, Fasting and Prayer influenced by Richard Rohr OFM

Wednesday 25th March

Lady Day- Inspiration from Mary’s song

Friday 27th March

“Christ and his Passion”– Journeying with Christ to Jerusalem

Holy Week Tuesday 31st March

Praying with Stations of the Cross

Tuesday 14th April

Methods of Prayer-Different ways of enhancing your prayer life

Wednesday 29th April

The Spirituality of Catherine of Siena

Wednesday 6th May

Julian of Norwich “Journey within” -
Introduction to Silent Contemplative Prayer.

Tuesday 12th May

Rogationtide “Close to the Earth”– Connecting with God through Creation

Monday 18th May

Ordinary time—Looking for the Extraordinary in our Ordinary lives

Tuesday 9th June

An exploration of how the Roots and Rhythms of The Celtic Tradition can inspire and refresh our lives today

Monday 15th June

Praying with the scriptures—How to use our imagination to deepen our spirituality.

Wednesday 24th June

“Living a prayerful life” – the sacred place of prayer

Friday 3rd July

St Thomas “Doubts along the Journey”

Wednesday 8th July

Benedictine Spirituality and Monasticism in everyday life.

Wednesday 22nd July

Will the real Mary Magdalene please stand?

The reinventions of Mary Magdalene down the ages.

Wednesday 5th August

“Moments of Transfiguration in our own lives and their effect on our journey”

Tuesday 11th August

Clare and Francis - Living the Gospel

Tuesday 8th September

Who is the Mary on our Christmas Cards?

Monday 14th September

Holy Cross Day “Making the Sign of the Cross” The importance of the cross across the centuries and in our own lives.

Monday 28th September

St Michael and All Angels “Encountering Angels” -

Wednesday 14th October

“Christ has no body here on earth but yours”
The Spirituality of Teresa of Avila

Monday 9th November

“The Saints of Wales”- An exploration of how we can incorporate the wisdom and patterns of the monastic way into our everyday living.

Wednesday 18th November

Hilda Abbess—How a “Rule of life” may aid our Spiritual Journey

Tuesday 24th November

“Watching and Waiting” Preparations for Advent.

Wednesday 2nd December

“Christ be our light” – Watching, waiting, rest and be still

Tuesday 16th December

Advent Prayer


Timetable for Quiet Days:

10am Arrival, coffee and biscuits
10.20am Short act of worship followed by an introduction to the theme a reflection and a time of Quiet
12 noon Pilgrim Liturgy with healing at the Church
12.45-1.30pm Lunch
1.30 Continuing the theme, a reflection followed by a time of Quiet
3.20. Gathering together the threads of the day followed by a short act of worship 3.45. Tea and cake before departure.

An opportunity for you to take time out and lay aside everyday pressures to enable you to reflect and enjoy God’s presence in the beauty and peace of the Tanat valley and the ancient pilgrimage church of St Melangell.
Starting at 10.00am the Quiet days include a theme for the day with a morning and afternoon reflection and space for your own thoughts and prayers and midday
worship at the Shrine Church.
Weather permitting you may also want to spend time in our garden, the churchyard or walk down the lane to the stream. The £12 fee for the day includes coffee and
biscuits on arrival, a drink to have with your own packed lunch and tea and cake before departing.

Quiet day places must be booked in advance and this can be done by contacting the Shrine Guardian/ Centre Director : The Rev’d Lynette D Norman at the Centre
01691860408 (Mon—Thursday 10-4pm) or 01691 860739 at any other time.
By calling at the St Melangell Centre Mon—Thursday 10-4pm Or by email:

The cost of the day inclusive of materials, coffee and biscuits, a lunchtime drink and tea and cake before departure is £12 per person.
Group bookings (max 12) are also welcomed where Quiet days can be tailored to fit the group specific to their needs or can be chosen from the programme.

 Beudy Bach is a self contained little building quite separate from the Centre which can be used for private study or a place of quiet for 1-4 people.
Please contact as above for dates that are available during the year.

The St Melangell Centre is situated a 100 yards or so up the lane from the car parking area, where a reflective space, prayer, spiritual direction, pastoral care and the healing ministry is on offer. It is a place of welcome and hospitality to people of all faiths or none for one to one confidential help as well as Spiritual Direction.

The Centre is Open Mon –Thursday 10.30am-4pm to support those in need of Spiritual Guidance, and for a time of Reflection and Pastoral care. Sessions can be booked by popping in to the office or telephoning as above.



Please click here for Quiet Days Programme for 2015



The Centre deep in snow  Quite a lot of snow! 
St Melangell's in the snow Spring 2013  Spring Snow 2013 
Easter Garden 2011 Easter Garden 2011
St Melangell's Shrine 2011 St Melangell's Shrine
Group Photo The Ven. John B Thelwell Archdeacon of Montgomery
Mr George Gill Church Warden
Revd Lynette D Norman
Mrs Enid Jones Church Warden
The Rev’d Michael Balkwill Area Dean


The Church and Centre is supported by a group of active volunteers who welcome visitors, maintain the garden, help with administration, serve teas and perform many other vital tasks. If you have a little time to spare and would like to meet new people, have fun and contribute to a great cause, then please contact us.

Groups and individual pilgrims from Britain and abroad come to Pennant Melangell. Churches, chapels and numerous other organisations who wish to experience the spirituality and beauty of this place often arrange visits during the week. Some groups arrange retreats or quiet days or come to attend one of the daily services. Guided visits and talks on the history of the church can also be arranged. Groups are able to use the facilities of the St Melangell Centre, where there is a small meeting room which is available for discussions as well as for refreshments.

Os hoffech weld ein cylchlythyr newydd, cliciwch yma:

Cefnogir yr eglwys a’r Ganolfan gan wirfoddolwyr sy’n croesawu ymwelwyr, gofalu am yr ardd, helpu gyda’r gwaith gweinyddol, darparu paneidiau a chyflawni nifer o dasgau angenrheidiol eraill.

Os gallwch gynnig ychydig o’ch amser, ac os hoffech gyfarfod â phobl newydd, cael hwyl a chyfrannu at achos teilwng iawn, cysylltwch â ni, os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae grwpiau ac unigolion yn dod i Bennant Melangell o ledled Prydain thramor. Mae eglwysi a chapeli ynghyd â nifer o sefydliadau eraill yn dod yma yn ystod yr wythnos er mwyn cael blas ar harddwch ac ysbrydoldeb y lle. Mae rhai grwpiau’n dod yma ar encil neu’n trefnu diwrnodau tawel yn ogystal â mynychu un o’r gwasanaethau a gynhelir yma bob dydd. Hefyd, gellir trefnu teithiau tywysedig ac anerchiadau am hanes yr eglwys. Caiff grwpiau ddefnyddio cyfleusterau Canolfan Y Santes Melangell sy’n cynnwys ystafell gyfarfod sydd ar gael ar gyfer trafodaethau a lluniaeth ysgafn.