Bishop Ralph plans to lead a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land early next year.  The Pilgrimage will depart from Manchester to Tel Aviv on 18 March and will return on 25 March, 2020.

  The Pilgrims will spend two nights in Jerusalem, 3 nights in Bethlehem and 2 nights in Tiberias.  The pilgrimage will follow closely the footsteps of the Master and will include visits to the Basilica of the Nativity, the Shepherds Fields, the Pools of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (and the new Edicule), the Mount of Olives, Dominus Flavit and the Garden of Gethsemane.  We would also hope to visit and share Masses with local Christians.  Pilgrims will have daily Mass and we hope to again be able to arrange Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Sea of Galilee

  There is full board accommodation throughout the pilgrimage.  The all- inclusive cost of the above is £1449 per person sharing.  (There is an additional single room supplement).  For those considering travelling early booking is advised to avoid surcharges.

  Visiting the Holy Land is more than a personal Pilgrimage.  Your presence there gives hope, comfort and support to our Brothers and Sisters who suffer daily for their faith.  Do consider joining the Pilgrimage.

  Those wishing to have further information with regard to the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, or those who wish to travel as pilgrims, should contact the organiser, Joe McNally, by e-mail: joegmcnally@btinternet.com or by telephone: 0114 236 4076 or mobile: 07891 072858.