Pilgrim Bear

Mothers’ Union Llandaff have been busy knitting pilgrim bears for schools and parishes to take on an epic pilgrimage.

The idea came from Mothers’ Union member, Jaqui Nutt Davies, Parish of St. David’s Merthyr, who knitted the very first Tedi Pererin (pilgrim bear) which accompanied Bishop June – and clergy from the diocese – on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Bishop June ask Mothers’ Union Llandaff to knit as many pilgrim bears as possible so that schools across the diocese can learn about pilgrimage and the Christian faith in a fun and engaging way.

Introducing Barnaby Bear

One bear, in particular, is embarking on A Big Pilgrimage Adventure.

On Sunday 12 January, at the launch of our Year of Pilgrimage at Llandaff Cathedral, Barnaby Bear set off on his 12 month pilgrimage to visit schools across the diocese.

Watch the moment Bishop June sent Barnaby on his Big Pilgrimage Adventure.

When Barnaby’s pilgrimage reaches a local school, children will take him on a tour of the area and show Barnaby the local church. Some schools are even inviting Barnaby on a school trip.

Barnaby loves photos and the school that Tweets the best photo of Barnaby on his pilgrimage wins a prize. On Twitter, tag @LlandaffEd in your photos and use the hashtag #Llandaff2020.

Resources will soon be available to support teachers as they prepare children to engage with the idea of pilgrimage.