The brochure, linked below, describes how the pilgrimage will be spending ten full days in Palestine and Israel, during which it will visit all the principal sites and shrines associated with the life of Jesus, as well as having some substantial interactions with local Christians.
Those of you who have participated in previous pilgrimages may be interested to note that this time it will also be visiting Petra, Jordan’s “rose-red city” and Masada.
The pilgrimage will be looked after by a travel firm that has an enviable reputation for supporting the ethnic Christian communities of the Holy Land, and is the official, preferred pilgrimage operator for the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem.
Bishop Stephen adds “I have witnessed before what a positive impact a pilgrimage of this kind can have on the life of a diocese and its parishes, as pilgrims discover new insights into the very roots of their faith, and return home eagerly committed to a greater sense of discipleship. This can touch and affect those around them in their local church communities and impact on parish and diocesan life in a very positive and exciting manner”.
Bishop Stephen would be very grateful if you could draw the pilgrimage to the attention of your parish.
If you have any questions about the pilgrimage, please feel free to contact the Revd Alan Partridge, firstname.lastname@example.org, who is coordinating it Bishop Stephen’s behalf.