21 posts about religion on this blog
Tuesday 3 September 2013, 11:02
On 3 September 1536 the great abbey at Tintern on the Welsh bank of the River Wye was dissolved by the commissioners of Henry VIII.
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 16:14
On the morning of 2 June 1982 history was made when Pope John Paul II became the first reigning pontiff ever to come to Wales.
Sunday 16 December 2012, 11:15
This Christmas will be unlike any other the Reverend Steve Bunting has known before. It will be his first in the pulpit of his own parish church, preaching to a congregation.
Tuesday 13 November 2012, 14:53
Phil Carradice writes about Welsh Saint, Catholic martyr Richard Gwyn who was executed in 1584.
Monday 15 October 2012, 11:35
I initially wrestled with the idea of letting the cameras follow my final year in training to become a priest.
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:14
Why do we associate Easter with rabbits and eggs?
Friday 24 August 2012, 11:01
Phil Carradice discusses the Quaker movement in Wales.
Thursday 15 December 2011, 09:45
St Cadoc's Church in Llancarfan has been awarded a £541,900 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The grant will safeguard its important medieval interior and enable the training volunteers to share its heritage with visitors.
Saint Cadoc founded a monastery on site...
Friday 9 December 2011, 15:55
Nonconformist chapels in Wales form a key part of the Welsh landscape, whether rural or urban. During the last two centuries, over 6,500 chapels were built in Wales, and chapels have a strong cultural and social importance to the heritage of Wales.
Friday 14 October 2011, 12:08
Huw Lewis, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, has announced that some of Wales' most important historic buildings are set to benefit from Welsh Government grants ranging from £11,200 to £75,000.
The grants awarded to historic buildings across Wales will pay for essential repairs and...
Tuesday 2 August 2011, 14:16
The story of Mary Jones and her Bible used to be part of the staple diet of all Welsh children. It is doubtful, these days, if many of the younger generation have ever heard of her - or her amazing journey. Yet it remains a tale well worth telling.
In the year 1800 Mary Jones, the 15-year-old daughter...
Tuesday 3 May 2011, 13:23
In these days of easy commercialism and clear scepticism in all matters theological, it is hard to conjure a picture of Wales in 1904 and 1905 when, for many months, the whole country was gripped by a religious revival that swept like a tidal wave across the land. The man at the head of that revival...
Wednesday 13 April 2011, 15:30
.Most of us could probably be excused for failing to note 14 April 1188 as an important date. It's hardly one that springs to mind when you consider great moments in the calendar of Welsh history. But this was the day when Giraldus Cambrensis finally finished his mammoth 600 mile trek around Wales, a...
Tuesday 29 March 2011, 10:06
The reign of Henry VIII was significant for many reasons, not least the break from Rome. This abandoning of Catholicism and the creation of the Anglican Church - fuelled by nothing more than Henry's need to sire a son - ushered in a period of religious and social discord that, ultimately, lasted for...
Monday 14 March 2011, 09:12
At the end of the 19th century she was known as the Welsh Fasting Girl and regarded as a miracle: the little 12-year-old who had not eaten for over two years.
In an age where spirituality clashed with the new teachings of science, she was an undoubted phenomenon, but whether or not her "miracle" was...
Monday 7 February 2011, 10:38
A 14th century Bishops' manuscript containing music notation and Latin text for religious services was put on show yesterday at Bangor Cathedral.
The Pontifical - a book of forms for ceremonies performed by a bishop - has returned to Bangor from the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, where it...
Monday 29 November 2010, 16:51
Rare medieval paintings that have been uncovered at the church of St Cadoc at Llancarfan, near the market town of Cowbridge in south east Wales.
Wednesday 15 September 2010, 16:57
On 2 June 1982, crowds gathered in Cardiff to see Pope John Paul II become the first reigning Pope to visit Wales.
The pontiff's message in Welsh of "Bendith Duw arnoch" - "the blessing of God be on you" - was received with enthusiastic applause from the crowds gathered in Pontcanna Fields.
Thursday 9 September 2010, 16:41
On 10 September 1604, Bishop William Morgan died in relative poverty at his home parish of St Asaph. He is, these days, largely unremembered by most people in Wales but he holds a significance in Welsh history that is second to none. This was the man who translated the Bible into Welsh and by so doing...
Tuesday 7 September 2010, 15:20
An appeal to raise £150,000 to restore a 12th century shrine at St Davids Cathedral is to be launched this weekend.
The shrine to St David was once considered so important that Pope Calixtus II, who reigned from 1119 to 1124, decreed that two pilgrimages to the Welsh shrine were the equivalent...
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