Voyage of Our Lady of the Waters and the Wye –

Heavens above, the Wye must not die!

A river pilgrimage to raise awareness and call for action to stop pollution of the river.

Summary: A voyage by canoe-catamaran down the Wye, leaving fromHay-on-Wye on August 15th and arriving in Monmouth on August 19th,via Bredwardine and Moccas (15th), Hereford (16th), Marden, Lugwardine, Holme Lacy and Hoarwithy (17th), Sellack and Ross (18th) and Goodrich, Whitchurch and Monmouth (19th).

Background information: The overall plan (conceived by Fr Richard Williams of Hay on Wye together with the sculptor, Philip Chatfield) is to float a sculpture of the Virgin Mary down the Wye for 75 miles between Hay and Monmouth to raise awareness about the pollution in the River Wye and call for action.

By kind permission of Fr Nicholas James, the statue will be accommodated at St Frances of Rome overnight August 18th -19th. There will be a short prayer service at St Frances of Rome at 5pm on the 18th. All are welcome to attend.

For full details of the itinerary and other events on the journey go to