Pictures from England

Christ Church Episcopal Church

Exploring our Anglican Heritage
Youth Pilgrimage to Scotland & England

Led by:

The Rev. Jody Greenwood
Christ Church Episcopal Church
Norcross, GA

June 12 – 22, 2014

Trip map

DAY 1: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Depart Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport on US Airways flight to Philadelphia.  There, we will transfer to our trans-Atlantic flight into Glasgow. M

DAY 2: Friday, June 13, 2014 - Our pilgrimage to Scotland begins.  Upon arrival in Glasgow, we clear immigration, meet our driver and travel into England to Lindisfarne, Holy Isle.  The island has been inhabited since the Iron Age and Christianity was brought to the island by St. Aidan when he established a monastery here in AD 635.  St. Aidan came from Iona where he was a monk in the monastery founded there by St. Columba.  St. Aidan was not the first person on Lindisfarne, but his name is the first known name mentioned in relation to the island.  Under its greatest Abbot, Cuthbert, Lindisfarne became one of the greatest centers of learning in Christendom.  Upon arrival on Lindisfarne, we will walk the ruins and hear a lecture about St. Adian and St. Cuthbert.  We attend Evening Prayer at St. Mary’s before returning to the mainland for dinner and overnight in Berwick Upon Tweed. D

DAY 3: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Today we begin our journey back into Scotland to Iona.  We drive through the beautiful Scottish countryside to the Highlands of Scotland.  Upon arrival in Oban, we will board the ferry (about a 45 minute ride) to the Isle of Mull.  Our bus will take us from Craignure across the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands, Mull, through the moorlands to Fionnphort where we will board another ferry for a short ride (5 -10 minutes) to Iona.  Overnight Iona. B

Iona accommodations, activities and meals coordinated by the leaders

DAY 4: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Through DAY 8: Thursday, June 19, 2014- We step back into the Celtic spiritual history of Scotland on this enchanting Island.  Iona (Scottish Gaelic:  Ì Chaluim Chille) is a small island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland that has an important place in the history of Christianity in Scotland and is renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty.  Its modern Gaelic name means “Iona of Saint Columba” (formerly anglicised “lcolmkill”).  A monastery was estabished by St. Columba here in the 6th century and Columba died here in 597.  Iona is a true “thin space where, through the ages, pilgrims have sensed the nearness of the holy. We will spend full days participating in the Iona Community.  Overnight Iona.

DAY 9: Friday, June 20, 2014 - This morning we say “goodbye” to Iona and travel to Fort William where we see Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.  We continue on through the spectacular Trossachs to Loch Lomond, the largest of Scotland’s lakes and, according to Sir Walter Scott, “The Queen of Scottish Lakes.”  Our journey continues to Stirling, known as the gateway to the Highlands.  It is here that William Wallce led a battle where the English army was routed in 1297.  We visit Stirling Castle and see Stirling Bridge.  Our last stop will be at St. Margaret’s Cave then on to Glasgow for dinner and overnight. D

DAY 10: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Today we visit Glasgow Cathedral, one of the few cathedrals that escaped the destruction during the Scottish Reformation by adapting itself to Protestant worship.  We continue to St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life, the Cathedral of St. Mungo, the most significant historic building in Glasgow.  We visit the necropolis which was, for the most part, the burial place of the rich and influential.  This afternoon we will be free to explore in small groups with chaperones.  Dinner and overnight Glasgow. BD

DAY 11: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - This morning we depart for the Glasgow Airport to board our US Airways flight for our return to Philadelphia.  There, we transfer to our flight into the Atlanta Airport. BM

Price: $2,649.00* based on 8 pilgrims.  Price per pilgrim based on double/triple occupancy without airline taxes and fuel surcharges.  Roundtrip air from Atlanta, GA.  Air transportation available from other cities.  Single Supplement:  $139.00.

* Airline taxes and fuel surcharges as of December 11, 2013 were $663.50 per person and may change.  These will be added to the final invoice.

** The price is not guaranteed and may change due to the fluctuation of the British Pound and the US dollar.  We make every effort to avoid any increase and will only do so if the value of the dollar falls against the British Pound.  Your pricing was based on the exchange rate of $1.62 to the British Pound.**

* Price includes Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance for services provided by Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries only.

$200.00 per person deposit due with registration and copy of passport.

Final payment due March 13, 2014.

Cancellation Penalties
◊ Until March 12, 2014:  $100.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ March 13 – April 25, 2014:  $200.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ April 26, 2014 or later:  NO REFUND

Meals: B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner, M Meals on Aircraft

The itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions or at the discretion and direction of the leader or guide.