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English Heritage Trips

June 12 - 23, 2017

Following in
Celtic Footsteps
led by
The Very Rev. Gail E. Greenwell
Dean of Christ Church Cathedral
& Bishop John Pritchard

June 27 - 8 July, 2017

Following the Celtic Saints
Iona & Northumbria
led by
Fr Kevin Morris
Fr Keith Voets

7 - 18 September, 2017

Celtic Saints
Scotland & Northumbria
led by
The Rev. Claudia Smith
The Rev. Gail Wheatley

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“Mesmerizing!  Inspiring!
A Spiritual Re-awakening!
My pilgrimage to the Holy Land changed my outlook on life
and has allowed me to refocus my purpose here on Earth.

Visiting the places where
Jesus brought his message
to mankind has given me
a new perspective on his teachings and helped me figure out how I can
carry on His message
in my own life.

Shelley and David
touched my soul in a
way that will forever
change my life.“

– Christine Miceli

Pilgrimages to the Roots of our Faith

For Episcopal and Anglican Christians in North America, a pilgrimage to Britain is a unique opportunity to connect to the deep roots of our faith. Lightline is delighted to offer opportunities to visit many of the key sites that have an indelible place in the Christian tradition of Britain and have played such a significant part in the growth of the church.

Anglican Heritage Pilgrimages
Canterbury to York

Day 1

Arrive in London and transfer to Canterbury, the heart of the Anglican Communion. Time at leisure to recover from the international journey before attending Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral

Day 2

A full day spent exploring the wonders of this ancient city, including an in-depth tour of the cathedral.

Day 3

The "second cathedral" – a visit to Rochester, to experience different facets of English history, sacred and secular, from Charles Dickens to Pocahontas!

Day 4

The ancient capital – Winchester. Today we leave Canterbury and settle for two nights in Winchester, the ancient capital city of England, and site of another major cathedral. On our journey we encounter one of the jewels of contemporary Anglicanism, stopping at Guildford Cathedral and city for lunch.

Day 5

Sarum Old and New – Today is devoted to the historical depths of the area in and around Salisbury. Our day includes a visit to Stonehenge, as well as the ruins of Old Sarum, and the comparatively modern new cathedral, dating from the early 13th Century!

Day 6

After a morning tour of Winchester Cathedral, we journey north, bypassing London, to come to the exquisite but little known city of Lincoln – one of the finest medieval gems of England. Here we spend two nights, in the very heart of England, stopping on our way for lunch in the city of the oldest university in the west world – Oxford.

Day 7

Today we enjoy the astonishing medieval jewel of Lincoln, exploring the vast cathedral, and the atmospheric streets surrounding it, recalling the life of St Hugh, one of the greatest figures of the 12th Century.

Day 8

Leaving Lincoln, we journey on to the great cathedral city of England's northern province – York. We arrive in time for lunch and a walking tour of the city, before checking in to our hotel in time to attend evensong at the Minster.

Day 9

This morning we have a guided tour

of the Minster, before enjoying free time to enjoy the charms of this compact and beautiful city and attending our last Evensong and farewell dinner.

Day 10

We transfer to Manchester airport for the flight home.

Celtic Footsteps Pilgrimage

Day 1

Arrive in London/Manchester and transfer to the extraordinary city of Durham, dramatically located on a peninsula high above the banks of the River Wear.

Day 2

Following St Aidan – today is devoted to a substantial day's outing to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne – the base chosen by the Celtic monk Aidan from which to bring the Good News to Northumbria (northern England).

Day 3

Following St Hild – the harbor town of Whitby is our focus today, reminding ourselves of the great legacy of St Hild, who presided over a joint community of monks and nuns, and who hosted the famous Synod of 664, that led to the reconciliation of Celtic and Roman Christianity in Britain. On our way home to Durham we have a chance to visit the remarkable medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.

Day 4

Following the Venerable Bede – in the morning we visit Jarrow, life-long home of the great historian and scholar Bede, without whom little would be known of this remarkable era in church and secular history. We will pray in the chancel of Jarrow church – in which Bede himself prayed – and visit a superb museum about the age in which he lived. This afternoon we visit the Abbey Church of Hexham, close to Hadrian's Wall.

Day 5

Following St Wilfrid – the first part of the day is spent visiting the cathedral city of Ripon, in memory of Wilfrid, the Celtic saint whose vision of church unity helped bring about the merging of the two great strands of English Christianity in the 7th Century. Our afternoon will be spent at the atmospheric ruins of Fountains Abbey.

Day 6

Following St Cuthbert – today we stay in Durham, to explore fully its massive and inspiring Norman Cathedral, built as the shrine for Cuthbert, the most popular and loved figure of all the Northumbrian Celtic saints. A thorough tour, and a celebration of the Eucharist in this astonishing church round off our pilgrimage, leaving free time for last minute shopping, photography, or simply relaxation.

Day 7

Our journey home – we transfer back to the airport for the flight home.

This pilgrimage can easily be linked with an starting extension to the island of Iona, St Columba's base for the Celtic mission to Britain, from which Aidan travelled to Northumbria in 635AD.

Holy Land Trips

October 17 - 28, 2017

Led by
The Rt. Rev. Jay Magness

November 24 - December 5, 2017

Led by
The Rev Chris Jillard,
The Rev Cynthia Espeseth
& The Rev Dr Dennis Tierney

December 4 - 15, 2017

Led by
Fr William
& Mary Willoughby

January 15 - 26, 2018

Led by
The Rev. Tommy Dillon
& Ana Hernandez

January 19 - 29, 2018

Led by
The Rt Rev Greg Rickel

January 21 - February 1, 2018

Led by
Bishop Geralyn Wolf,
Fr Kevin Morris
& Fr Keith Voets

January 24 - February 3, 2018

Led by
The Rt Rev Barry Beisner,
& The Rev Dr Ann Hallisey

February 21 - March 4, 2018

Led by
The Rev Erika von Haaren,

April 13 - April 24, 2018

Led by
The Rev Dr Steve Danzey,

May 13 - 24, 2018

Led by
The Very Rev'd Craig Loya