St Leonard’s Loveston is getting ready to host its annual pilgrimage in commemoration of the Loveston Colliery disaster.

All people who wish to commemorate this tragic moment in Pembrokeshire’s local history are welcome to join the Loveston community for a service of remembrance, pilgrim walk and picnic lunch on Friday, May 24.

A service will begin at 1pm in St Leonard’s Church, Loveston (around five miles south east of Narberth), before going on a walk to a site associated with the colliery for a picnic lunch and further prayers.

The service will be led by a number of the local clergy and will include a talk about the tragic events being commemorated. The disaster took place on May 26, 1936 when seven men were killed after accidentally breaking through into an old, flooded working. 

People are encouraged to being a picnic and sensible walking shoes with them as pilgrims will be walking over a field. Last year the church was able to welcome over 30 people who have since spoken of the enjoyable company and spiritual renewal they received as a result of joining in the commemoration.

For further information, contact Rev’d Seamus Hargrave 01834 860611 [email protected]