In case you wanted to see yurts in their natural habitat! A lovely video
We’ve had an amazing 6 weeks of events here in St. Davids cathedral with the Glass Quilt. After the commissioning service we invited schools to book the Glass Quilt as part of their visit. The photo tells the story. Many of our visitors hung their thoughts and prayers on the outside of the yurt and these now travel to Bangor Cathedral, the yurt’s next stop on the grand pilgrimage route.
Schools from across Pembrokeshire and as far afield as London and Wiltshire came to hear stories, sing songs, practice mindfulness and meditation, to learn how to make felt and design stained-glass inspired by their experience here.
Other groups also joined us, including the local youth and children’s groups, meditation groups and Schools Advisers from the Midlands. In all we welcomed over 600 invited guests but many more visitors have entered this amazing sacred space whilst in the area. They leave with a memorable experience speaking of the peace and calm they received. Pupils from Tenby Junior School said, ‘The Glass Quilt was incredible…thank you for a wonderful day…I hope I can come back to St Davids.’
Babies crawl across the warm felted floor, toddlers relax on the bean bags, school children ask their teachers for a yurt for the playground, teenagers utter ‘Cool!’, adults read the prayers hung from the side of the quilt and snatch a moments peace inside. Sounds of giggles and whispers emerge as people enter the space and then the transformation as the palpable sound of silence pervades.
We can’t wait for the Glass Quilt to return next year. It’s now time for our prayers and blessings to travel North to Bangor Cathedral. Have fun, we look forward to hearing your news. Thank you Anna for the inspiration. May God bless you for being such a blessing to others.
The pilgrimage continues as the Glass Quilt will be leaving St. David’s on 22 April before being installed at Bangor on 24 April. Thank you to everyone at St. David’s Cathedral for hosting the first stage of its pilgrimage and for all those who have visited the quilt, adding your prayers and experiences to its journey