Graham Hadlow

A talk and demonstration of water colour techniques

 

Church House

2pm

 


Lamps of Hope lit on Moon-Sparkled Seas.

A Celtic Celebration

 

A Candlelit Cascade of song and story, celebrating the vision of the Celtic Saints of Wales and Ireland.

St Lawrence’s Church is romantically situated in a wooded dell and dates from the late 12th century. The porch on the western side may be a remnant of an earlier church on the site, which was a “llan” (walled enclosure around a church) in era of Celtic Christianity.On the wall are the faded outlines of what was once a large and dramatic mural depicting Jesus Christ, fishing nets and other implements. This has been interpreted as a message to the congregation to avoid working on the Sabbath.

Outside there is the shaft of a churchyard cross and three medicinal springs known as the Healing Wells: their water contains iron and chalybeate said to have health-giving properties. The church was on the pilgrimage route across South Wales to St David’s.pem-gumfreston-st-lawrence People still visit the church to collect a little of the well water, or to pray.

The revival of interest in Celtic Christianity has prompted the development of “services of light” every three months in the church, focusing on Celtic spirituality and led by lay members of the congregation. Services of stories and songs about Celtic saints are a popular feature of the Tenby Arts Festival.

 

St Lawrence’s Church, Gumfreston

6pm

FREE but donations would be gratefully accepted

 


For as Long as Forever

A celebration of the life and work of Dylan Thomas

Church House

6pm

 


 

 

Tenby Male Choir

 

St Mary’s Church

8pm


 

Enquiries to: tenbyartsfestival@yahoo.co.uk