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Pilgrimage to The Holy Land 2019

23 August 2018

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You are warmly invited to join a small group pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2019. If you haven’t already made this journey of a lifetime, we offer an opportunity for you to come with us and allow the Old and New Testaments to come to life as we follow in Our Lord’s footsteps.

We shall be exploring Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Capernaum, Nazareth, Jericho, Caesarea Philippi, and many other well-known places. We shall float in the Dead Sea, ascend by cable car both the Mount of Temptation and Herod’s desert fortress palace at Masada. We shall walk together along the Via Dolorosa and sail on the Sea of Galilee, and we shall celebrate Holy Communion in a first century cave (perhaps the same cave where ‘shepherds watched their flocks by night’) near Bethlehem, and at Tabgha, on a beautiful and peaceful shore beside the Sea of Galilee. We shall also have an opportunity to visit a Christian Arab rehabilitation centre and a boys’ orphanage.

Our visits each day will be punctuated with readings and brief reflections which will help bring to life many familiar biblical and historical places and events.

If your appetite is whetted to know more, please contact me for a brochure on 01284 723918 or text me on 07964 941501 or email:

Best wishes,


(Revd Mark Hunt)