Arrangements for 2015/2016

Booking Houses

All Houses have to be booked through Bardsey Island Trust

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The Hermitage for private retreat

Bookings for The Hermitage in 2015/2016 available for private retreat and also for those willing to be Island Chaplain.

If you wish to stay in the Hermitage, then you need to apply through the Bardsey Island Trust, Spirituality Committee. Contact Mrs Pam Hollinshead, 12 Bentfield Close, Higher Bebington, Wirral CH63 8NB

Telephone 01516084236

If you are able to serve as Island Chaplain, then a subsidised rate is available from Bardsey Island Trust. Your request should be made to Pam Hollinshead for consideration to be included in the list for 2015/2016.

Others wishing to stay at the Hermitage can apply for a bursary from Carreg Trust. Application should be made for consideration by the Trustees at the next Trustees meeting.

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You will need to make your own arrangements for accommodation.

If you wish to make a day trip to Bardsey Island.
Your day trip to Bardsey Island is very weather dependent and may have to be on any day during your pilgrimage.


• Many of you have made the journey across the Sound to Enlli. To the island of 20,000 saints. To the place of holy pilgrimage where in the 14th Century, 3 visits would have been regarded as equivalent to 1 visit to Jerusalem.

• So today, whether they have travelled for holiday, for retreat or just for the day, all visitors are still making their pilgrimage to this holy isle.

• If you have never been or would like to visit again, then maybe 2015/2016 is the year!

• All visitors planning a day visit are advised that weather conditions can sometimes prevent the boat sailing on the day, so we recommend that you build into your travel plans some flexibility as to which day you hope to go the island.

Seal Sermons

The wildness of God came to play with me today.
Calling me to face the fear of deep places.
Guiding me over my can't do's and into my can do's
Face to face with the wildness of God I was strangely silent,
so deep was the understanding between us, words were reduntant.
So many words blown by wind and wave into silence.
I am out of my element and out of my depth below me another silent world
In this thin place between heaven and earth I wait, suspended
until I find myself held in a curious unapologetic gaze.
I am bobbing on the surface, caught in the moment, I stare in wonder but with a splash of a tail I am invited to dive out of my element and into theirs;
where silently they move with such eloquence and speak to me of a God who calls us into his presence by leaving our element and entering his.
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