As announced in September 2017, you are invited to join the Bishop of Lincoln on an eight-day pilgrimage based in Jerusalem and Galilee in November 2018. As the bishop writes...

I invite you to travel on pilgrimage with me to the Holy Land to journey in the footsteps of Our Lord. 

Staying in Jerusalem and on the shore of the sea of Galilee, we will visit the sites most associated with Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection. 

To make such a journey is a powerful way of deepening our faith and encountering Jesus afresh. It was a point well made by St Jerome, who said, ‘Five gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books and one you will find in the land they call Holy. Read the fifth gospel and the world of the four will open to you.’ That, then, is the invitation: to come and ‘read’ the fifth gospel.

We will travel together into the places in which our faith was revealed, but also meet the ‘living stones’ of the Holy Land – the local Palestinian and Israeli Christians who are the ongoing, living church in the region. Our pilgrimage will be an opportunity not only to journey into the pages of the bible and the story of Jesus Christ, but to also encounter his living presence in the people we will meet and the local Christians alongside whom we will worship. 

I will be providing daily reflections on the great story of our salvation in the places it happened, assisted by my colleagues the archdeacons of Stow & Lindsey and Lincoln. Whether you are a seasoned participant in pilgrimages, whether you have been to the Holy Land before or whether this is the first pilgrimage you have undertaken, I invite you to travel with me as together we faithfully, confidently and joyfully seek the Lord. 

For further information on the pilgrimage, please see here, and for a booking form, please see here.