Bishop Christopher is this week leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Staying in Jerusalem and on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the bishop and a group of people drawn from around the diocese will visit the sites most associated with Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection. 

In looking ahead to the pilgrimage, Bishop Christopher has said: “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.”

During the week it is anticipated that photographs and reflections will be shared on our Facebook and Twitter pages, with photographs also shared here. Please join us in praying for the group this week (a copy of the worship material to be used during the pilgrimage is available here, and a copy of the pilgrimage programme is available here).

Links to the films are available below: