Welcome to our
pilgrimage website

We are a group of people who have been to the Holy Land on pilgrimage, and who want to tell you about our experiences there.


NEWS OF 2020

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What are the dates?

Our next pilgrimage will be 12-22 May 2020, and we have a string of folks waiting to book!

What's in the programme?

Our daily programme will include Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives, Bathlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea, Qumran, Jericho and the Wadi Qelt, Bethany and the Tomb of Lazarus, Ramallah, Nablus and Jacob's Well, the Sabastiya National Park, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Yardenit, Capernaum, Mensa Christi, the Golan Heights, Casarea Philippi, Safed, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, and more.

Our Travel Company

We will again travel with McCabe Pilgrimages of London, who are experts on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

So what do you do if you want to go?

Just take a look at the HOW TO BOOK page, which is now displaying a link to the 2020 brochure and booking details.  You'll get all the information you need there.

SEE THE PLACES, MEET THE PEOPLE

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Canon David Humphries conducts a pilgrimage to the Holy Land every year in May.  His first pilgrimage in 1995 was for his own parishioners; nowadays the spiritual journeys are open to all.

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We invite you to browse through the site, see what we do on an eleven-day pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Galilee.






On a spiritual journey to the land of Jesus, the Bible comes alive; 

our pilgrims say that they'll never read it in the same way again!

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The Purpose of a Pilgrimage

Going on pilgrimage puts us in touch with the roots and realities of our faith in a spiritual and Spirit-filled way.  It is a journey for the soul as much as for the mind and body.  Walking in the footsteps of Jesus is one journey that perhaps many of us should take, because it is not simply about going on holiday, it is about experiencing true holy days on what is more than a journey.

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The Leadership Team

Canon David Humphries has over twenty years' experience in leading pilgrimages to the Holy Land.  He has an in-depth knowledge of the land and its people and personally directs every aspect of the pilgrimage from planning to completion.  David often engages other clerical colleagues to support his own pastoral skills, biblical knowledge and spiritual insight.

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The Pilgrimage Facilitators

To ensure the best possible experience for pilgrims, David uses the services of McCabe Pilgrimages of London, which is an ATOL protected company.  This specialist company makes all the travel and accomodation arrangements and facilitates the specific requirements of each pilgrimage group.  The hotels used in the Holy Land are always of a high standard with the emphasis on comfort, location, good food and friendly, helpful staff.

The Next Pilgrimage: May 2020

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A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is scheduled for 12 - 22 May 2020

You will be very welcome on this Spiritual Journey.

If you're interested...

Come along to the Publicity Launch when you'll hear Canon David talk about the Pilgrimages.  You'll be able to ask questions, and you'll met other like-minded individuals.

You'll also be able to partake in a lovely Mediterranean lunch!

When and Where?

The date for the next Publicity Launch has not yet been announced.  It is likely to be in September 2019.

Directions to Kilbride

Coming from Belfast:  Proceed up the M2 and leave the motorway at the Templepatrick/Ballyclare slip road.  At the end of the slip road, turn RIGHT.  Proceed straight through the first roundabout and on to the second one.  Here, turn left and drive through the village of Doagh.  As you come out of Doagh, the road bends sharply to the right.  At this point you take the road that inclines to the LEFT.  Go over a hump-back bridge, and you'll see the church and hall on the left.

YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME AT THE PUBLICITY LAUNCH

Bring a friend - or as many friends as you like!

Welcome

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us.   The site is not yet complete - we have a great deal to add.  We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

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