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Pilgrimages

 

Upcoming Pilgrimages

In our Easter edition of ​Transforming 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 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:

allsaintschurchgfd@gmail.com

 

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 the Holy Land

Monday 11 - Wednesday 20 November 2019

The Revd Clive Richardson, an experienced pilgrimage leader, will be leading a trip to the Holy Land, including time in Jerusalem and by Galilee. The trip includes visits to all the main sites and additionally, the Dead Sea, Qumran, and Hebron.

Brochure (PDF)

More Details and to book:

clive.richardson@cofeguildford.org.uk

 

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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