Upcoming Pilgrimages

In our Easter edition of Living Church magazine, we featured stories of pilgrimages embarked upon by people across our diocese. Are you inspired? We've gathered together a list of pilgrimage opportunities coming up in the near future, or a little further off, so you can give it a try. 

Pilgrimage to Ireland

10 - 30 September 2018. Limited places left.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the religious heritage of Ireland. The Pilgrimage will take us from Dublin, visiting Clonmacnoise, Galway, Knock, County Clare, Limerick, Killarney, Cobh, Kildare, Kells and Downpatrick. We shall visit many religious and cultural places, whilst enjoying many moments of fun, entertainment and sightseeing in good company.  We shall be staying in good hotels, sharing in special times of worship and being well looked after.

More details and to book:

Rev Haydon Wilcox - haydonwilcox@mac.com


Pilgrimage to Ethiopia "On the trail of the Ark of the Covenant"

18 - 29 October 2018. ​​Limited spaces left.

I invite you to join me on a McCabe pilgrimage to Ethiopia. It is a country whose landscape and history are full of beauty and mystery, with a Christian history reaching back to the very beginning of our faith.

More details and to book:

Ethiopia Pilgrimage Booklet (PDF)


Contemplating Jerusalem and Galilee: An Interfaith Tour

Friday 9 - Monday 19 November 2018

Combining interfaith engagement and prayerful encounter with Jews, Christians, Muslims and Baha’is in Israel and Palestine whilst visiting the holy sites of the faiths. This tour is designed to explore diverse realities of life in this amazing place with opportunities to share in prayer, reflection and worship every day, in different locations!

The itinerary is structured for a small group of up to 20 people. Since it is an interfaith outreach we anticipate an early response for booking.

More details and to book:

Contemplating Jerusalem and Galilee: An Interfaith Tour (PDF)


Pilgrimage to Winchester Cathedral

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 May 2019

A 3 day sponsored walk from All Saints' church to Winchester Cathedral to raise funds for Guildford All Saints' Papua New Guinea Mission Link. This includes an opportunity to visit and worship at Winchester cathedral (choral evensong), walking part of the North Downs Way, and linking via footpaths to the Itchen Way. Overnight stops near Farnham and Alresford.

More details and to book:



Proposed Pilgrimage to South Korea

Proposed for May 2019

The Pilgrimage will take us to Seoul, where we shall stay in the Convent Guest House.  We shall visit some Anglican parishes, worship at the Cathedral and visit the famous Full Gospel Church. Learning about the culture and history of Korea, we shall visit historical sites, appreciate the Korean cuisine, visit the border to North Korea and tour the Bible Society where bibles bound for distribution all over the world. Then we shall take a tour of the Korean Peninsular and experience the dramatic scenery and the amazing cultural sites.

The fortnight long pilgrimage will take place if 10 people show a commitment to going.

More details and to show a commitment to going:

Rev Haydon Wilcox - haydonwilcox@mac.com


Pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland

26 July - 3 August 2019  

Staying for a week at Bishop’s House, we shall experience the spirituality and beauty of this historical island. There will be opportunities to walk, worshiping in the Abbey, meeting the Iona Community, visiting Fingal’s Cave on the Island of Staffa, exploring parts of the Island of Mull and enjoying the many attractions on Iona.  Bishop’s House is a beautiful place to stay and being newly refurbished it is a wonderful base to make our home for a week. The journey to Iona will involve a stay at Oban. Many modes of transport will be used: flying, train, ferry and coach. This pilgrimage is a real adventure and promises great spiritual blessings and lasting memories.

More details and to book:

Rev Haydon Wilcox - haydonwilcox@mac.com


Pilgrimage to see the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

24 June - 3 July 2020 - 10 places remaining

This Pilgrimage/Holiday is currently being costed and the brochures will be available in June 2018 Forty tickets have secured for the Passion Play and 30 people have enrolled their interest in joining the party. We shall fly to Germany and transfer to Oberammergau, where we stay for two nights to see the Passion Play. Proceeding through Europe we shall travel by coach and train to Venice where we shall stay for four nights. This city will provide a time to relax. We shall be guided in seeing some of the famous historical sites, whilst having personal time of leisure to explore. We return to Germany via Switzerland, staying in Lucerne and enjoying this historical city, lake and surrounding countryside. The same itinerary was experienced in 2010 and that party had a pilgrimage of a lifetime and many of the people who went still keep in touch with each other.

More details and to book:

Rev Haydon Wilcox - haydonwilcox@mac.com


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

The Revd. Haydon Wilcox has taken groups every other year to the Holy Land since 1985. His pilgrimages are personally designed and spiritually led by him. Over the years hundreds have gained biblical knowledge and spiritual renewal from these pilgrimages. What makes his pilgrimages different is that he not only takes people to the traditional sites but provides the opportunity to explore places that the average pilgrim never sees. You will have the opportunity of meeting people that represent the whole religious and political spectrum, learning about the history, issues and challenges that people face and allowing you to form your own conclusions about how the ‘pain, injustices and lack of peace’ for all sides might be resolved.

More details and to book:

Rev Haydon Wilcox - haydonwilcox@mac.com


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