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:
Basingwerk Abbey: Visitor Centre.
Holywell: St Winifride's Well Visitor Centre.
Pantasaph: Gift Shop
Whitford: St Mary & St Beuno’s church (short distance from the route)
Maen Achwyfan: In a bird box attached to the gate post.
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: Both the cathedral and parish church stamps are in a box attached to the gate of the south porch of the parish church. ( Both the cathedral and parish church are open on a few days each week and neither is open on a Monday or Saturday )
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).
Llannefydd: St Nefydd Church (located in a bird box attached to the gates at the church porch/entrance)
Llansannan: St Sannan church
Llangernyw: St Digain’s church,
Eglwysbach: St Martin’s church
Rowen: Capel Seion,
Llangelynnin: St Celynnin Church. (Located in the font)
Abergwyngregyn: Caffi Hen Felin, Abergwyngregyn LL33 0LP
Bangor: the stamp is with the Wardens at their welcoming table in the Cathedral. Also at Trespass Outdoor Shop, 264 High St., Bangor LL57 1PB
Y Felinheli: To be placed
Llanberis: Joe Browns Shop, High St. LL55 4HA
Penygroes: Llun Mewn Ffram. (Gallery and framing shop), Snowdon St, (9-5 Monday- Friday; 9-12 Saturday)
Clynnog Fawr: St Beuno’s church
Trefor: Village Shop
Pistyll: St Beuno’s church
Nefyn: Maritime Museum, Old St Marys’ church, Stryd-y-Llan (Open Wed to Sundays 10:30-4:00 from April to October and are now also Open throughout the Winter on Saturdays 10:30-4:00 with the café and shop and toilet facilities also available).
Premier Stores, Y Groes, Nefyn LL53 6HH.
Tudweiliog: 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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