Pilgrim Passport Stamps
As a souvenir of your pilgrimage you can collect a “Pilgrim Passport” from the Greenfield Valley Visitor Centre at the start of the route at Basingwerk Abbey or from many of the churches along the route.
These passports can be stamped to record your travels. Look for a notice indicating that a passport stamp is kept in the building. The stamp and ink pad are usually to be found stored in a clear perspex box and available for you to use.
The stamps have been designed by primary school children from schools along the route of the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. Artist Ruth Thomas worked with the children from Flintshire and Denbighshire while artist Eleri Jones completed the project in the Conwy and Gwynedd section. In all, 25 schools were involved in the project, learning all about pilgrimage and visiting sections of the route as well as developing artistic skills and experiencing the printing process.
While only one design could be chosen from each school to create the stamp, exhibitions were organised to showcase the work of as many children as possible in Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon and Theatre Clwyd, Mold, while churches also exhibited their work.
These stamps are available at the following venues:
Greenfield Valley: Visitor Centre (This is under refurbishment at the moment, so if inaccessible, a stamp is available at the Holywell Shrine Visitor Centre).
Holywell Shrine: Visitor Centre (For early starters who couldn't access the stamp at Greenfield)
Pantasaph: Gift Shop
Whitford: St Mary & St Beuno’s church (short distance from the route)
Maen Achwyfan: In a 'bird box' next to the kissing gate at the entrance to the field containing the ancient stone
Llanasa: St. Cyndeyrn's church
Trelawnyd: St Michael’s church (stamp is located on the post of the church noticeboard, left of gate)
Tremeirchion: Corpus Christi church
St Asaph: St. Asaph Cathedral and St. Kentigern's parish church
Cefn: St Mary’s church (As the church is usually locked, the stamp may be found in the porch: Left hand side, on top of the wall, under the eaves).
Bangor: Cathedral shop
Y Felinheli: To be placed
Penygroes: Llun Mewn Ffram. (Gallery and framing shop), Snowdon St, (9-5 Monday- Friday; 9-12 Saturday)
Clynnog Fawr: St Beuno’s church
Pistyll: St Beuno’s church
Nefyn: Maritime Museum, Old St Marys’ church, Stryd-y-Llan (1 June -30 September 10:30 -4:00; closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Easter-1st June and October open on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays)
Caffi’r Penwaig, Y Groes, Nefyn. LL53 6HH. (Closed Wednesdays)
Tudweiliog: 1.Penrallt Campsite, LL53 8PB.
2. Post Tudweiliog, Tudweiliog. LL53 8NB
(7:30 -5 except Wednesday and Sunday when closes at 12:00)
Aberdaron: St Hywyn’s church
Bardsey Island: Shop and chapel
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