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Holy Land Pilgrimage:

Planning well ahead, Bishop Declan is set to lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2018 (22 – 30 October) staying three nights in Galilee, two nights in Bethlehem, and three nights in Jerusalem. Initial costings indicate a figure of £1210 per person (based on two people sharing). We’ve always had a superb time in the Holy Land and it’ll be good to look forward to another trip in the autumn of 2018.

Interested in being part of this diocesan pilgrimage next year? Then we’re taking initial refundable deposits of £100. The deposit is low and refundable because the actual cost of the flights isn’t available until November, so the ‘final figure’ is dependent upon BA and the flights they release and the price they are released at. Tangney Tours have estimated the cost at the moment. If you don’t like the price when the flights are released, then your deposit will be returned. If you still want to come along when the final price is known, then Tangney Tours will ask you to commit through a non-refunable deposit.

A booking form is available to download and should  be returned to the Adult Education and Evangelisation department (Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Road, Bristol, BS5 0TX) and we will keep you updated.

It would be great to have you with us!

Re-live the 2016 Holy Land pilgrimage below

Bishop Declan led the 2016 diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

On the tabs on the left, you will be able to follow the 53 Pilgrims who journeyed through the Holy Land over the week.

Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Tuesday saw us visiting the Synagogue village in Capernaum, celebrating Mass at Primacy of St Peter beside the Sea of Galilee and visiting the site of the Miracles of the loaves and fishes.

Below you can see the pictures of the day, listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily and hear from Anitra and Chris about how they found today:

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Wednesday saw us visiting Cana and Mount Tabor. Mass was celebrated in St Joseph’s in Nazareth and was followed by a visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation.

Below you can see the pictures of the day, listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily and hear from Pilgrims Anthony and Oluwatoyin reflecting on the day. Deacon John Scanlon also tells us about his day:

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016 – Wednesday – Mount Tabor, Cana And Nazareth

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

On Thursday, we made our way up to the Mount of Beatitudes to have Mass at the Church of the Beatitudes. This was held in a lovely setting overlooking the Sea of Galilee.<!–more–>

We then moved on to Bethlehem where we visited the Basilica of the Nativity to see the place where Jesus was born.

Below you can see the pictures of the day and listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily

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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016 – Thursday – Mount Of Beatitudes And The Church Of The Nativity

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Today we celebrated Mass in St Catherines Chapel next to the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, we then travelled to Ein Karem.

Below you can see the pictures of the day, listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily and hear from Fr Micheal.

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016 – Friday – Mass In St Catherines Chapel And Ein Karem

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

On Saturday we started by visiting this famous ‘Banksy graffiti art’. We then celebrated Mass in the Shepherds Fields and then went on to Jericho and the Baptismal site. We ended the day with a well deserved fun time in the Dead Sea.

Below you can see the pictures of the day and listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily. Bishop Declan also gives an insight to renewing Baptismal Promises.

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016 – Saturday – Shepherds Fields Jericho Baptismal Site Dead Sea

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Sunday saw us visiting the Holy Sepulchre in the morning and walking the Stations of the Cross in the afternoon.

Below you can see the pictures of the day, listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily and hear from Maria and Mervyn about their Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016 – Sunday Holy Sepulchre And Stations Of The Cross

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Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Monday saw us on the Mount of Olives in the morning visiting the Pater Nosta Church, Dominus Flevit and Gethsemane. We then travelled to Mount Zion.

Below you can see the pictures of the day, listen to Bishop Declan’s Homily.

Holy Land 2016 – Monday Mount Of Olives Pater Nosta Church Dominus Flevit Gethsemane And Mount Zion

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