In the Footsteps of Mary and Joseph…

Paul Sartori trustee Ros Raymond with Canon Mike Rowlands at Jordanston Church


Canon Mike Rowlands decided before Christmas to walk in the footsteps of Mary and Joseph, who journeyed around 70 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where Jesus was said to have been born in a simple stable. They should have returned home but the actions of King Herod made them refugees.

Canon Rowlands started his walk and was hoping to complete it on Christmas Eve, however, isolation from a positive covid result meant that he did not complete the journey at that time.

He has continued to walk and would like to raise as much money as possible for Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

If you would like to make a donation look at his Just Giving page

Paul Sartori has gone from strength to strength and is the only charity of its kind in Pembrokeshire offering free services.

It provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, under-18s anticipatory grief and bereavement support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.

Its services enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain-free and surrounded by those they hold most dear, if that is their wish.

All of the services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the generosity of the Pembrokeshire community.

Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting its website or by phoning 01437 763223.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty knows that she will always be an incomer, but this is to be her sixth summers. The wet and grey days of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire, but she is always grateful for the golden light of spring and summer. Her love of the sea sustains her even through the darkest of days and she can often be found at high tide bobbing about in Fishguard harbour at high tide, often with seals in attendance. When not freezing in water she is usually at her computer. She says" has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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