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We invite you to join us on one of our trips to the Holy Land in the coming year. Rev Paul Snell is a United Reformed Minister who has served for 22 years in local churches and for 15 years as a hospital chaplain, including 5 years part time as an Evangelism Enabler and communications Officer for the South West Synod of the URC. He is currently part time County Ecumenical Officer for Churches Together in Devon. Linda is a retired practice nurse. We live in mid Devon and are part of an active local parish church so have had wide ecumenical involvement including 15 years in a lively Baptist Church in Plymouth.
We have been travelling to the Holy Land, leading pilgrimages since 1990 and Paul spent 3 months on sabbatical there in 1993, researching and writing about reconciliation. It is a place we love, and especially when we are able to introduce others to the places and people. We travel through the services of Maranatha Tours, a UK company with whom Paul has worked for over 30 years, and who have huge experience of living and travelling in the Middle East and beyond. We also use the land services of NET (Near East Travel) based in Jerusalem, who have similar great experience and professionalism in all they provide.
Here are details of a pilgrimage next Spring to visit Israel/Palestine for 10 days from 1st to 10th March 2022. This is a slightly different shape from our normal trips as we are including time in the desert in Beer Sheva and a trip to the northernmost part of the land at Banias (Caesarea Philippi) as well as our regular visits to the main sites in Jerusalem and Galilee. You can find details using the menu above or click here
We are inviting a registration of interest at this stage with no deposits paid, so you can plan without any immediate financial commitment. Payments are expected to be requested approximately 4-5 weeks before we travel, based on the travel advice pertaining in January/February 2022.
Please take a look at the itinerary on the menu above or download the brochure, and dream of visiting this wonderful land where the biblical stories will come to life. The price is detailed in the booking form and in the menu and includes all flights, accommodation in 4* hotels (including breakfast and evening meal), all entrance fees to sites we visit, the services of a knowledgable local guide and travel in a fully air conditioned coach. Also included are lunches on three specific days on the trip – on other days you will be able to purchase lunch at cafes and restaurants we will visit en-route.
With the pandemic changing all our 2020 plans, our original trip to include the Passion Play in Oberammergau, and a Holy Land Pilgrimage, originally planned for September 2020, is now re-scheduled for September 2022. You can take a look at the brochure here, and there is a link to booking. As it is anticipated that the pandemic will hopefully have significantly receded by the time this trip takes place, you are invited to book with a deposit in the normal way, but with the added security that should things unexpectedly change, full refunds will be offered.
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We look forward to welcoming you on either of these wonderful opportunities to visit the land of the bible.