St Mylor Holy Well
The lovely little holy well of St Mylor is nestled in the churchyard of St Mylor’s church in the hamlet of St Mylor Church, Cornwall, UK. It would seem that St Mylor landed in this spot in the 400s AD, having come by boat from Brittany. He established his prayer cell and community on this spot, finally being martyred in 411AD here.
Mylor Church hamlet is now a bustling centre of yachting and a sailing community, a far cry from Mylor’s experience, yet as you step into the churchyard the bustle commode ops away. There is a tangible peace and it feels very similar spiritually to St Just in Roseland churchyard where a calm peace permeates the atmosphere. The well is clearly lived and well maintained with an overflowing channel running down towards the harbour. The water was running clear and sparkling and the well was full.
We decided to pray in the adjoining church which also carried the peace of God’s presence.
It was a time of communing with God in companionable silence, heart to heart. Two short poem prayers followed.
IT IS ENOUGH
I love the silence in these ancient places
A stillness rarely found
In our modern world of frenetic movement
I hear the whisper
Will you come aside and be with Me?
For a moment I rest
Seemingly outside of time
As the world around me stops
And all I hear is the wind gullying around the church outside
My eyes gaze inward to the King of my heart
Our eyes lock and there’s no need for words
We are together
It is enough
YET TO LINGER
Being still isn’t easy
Inner thoughts dominate
The emotions and stresses churn inside unconsciously drawing us back
Yet to linger, to stay is reward enough
For He draws near in response to our coming aside to be with Him
It is enough