Opportunities for pilgrimage
In an increasingly busy world going on a retreat, pilgrimage or quiet day can be a helpful way to make time for God.
A number of Pilgrimages are on offer mostly led by people within the diocese ranging from a day to two Yorkshire Abbeys in October 2017 to longer pilgrimages further afield in the Holy Land, Assisi, Armenia, Ireland and more.
Evenings, quiet days and weekends from a number of people and organisations focusing on contemplation and prayer are also available throughout the year and across the diocese. Discover more about them here and here.
23 September - 1 October 2017
Led by Canon Gordon Dey, the itinerary includes Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, Echmiadzin, the Geghard cave monastery, Mount Ararat and Dilijan.
Ampleforth Abbey & Stanbrook Abbey
The role of Benedictine Hospitality in the Ecumenical Movement
14 October 2017
A pilgrimage arranged by the Anglican Centre Rome: Ripon Support Group looking at how the communities of Ampleforth and Stanbrook draw people together from within and without. Speakers include Fr Jonathan Cotton OSB( RC) and Rt Rev Stuart Burns OSB (C of E).
Holy Land Pilgrimage
21-28 October 2017
Led by Revd Sue Forrest-Redfern, the itinerary includes Bethlehem, Bethany, Jerusalem, Jericho, Nazareth, and Galilee.
Rome & Assisi
16-23 April 2018
Led by Bishop Tony Robinson, an opportunity to deepen spiritual experience with this two centre pilgrimage. Places visited include the Vatican museums, Catacombs, Coliseum as well as the Umbrian hill top town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis and the Franciscan Order.
24 April - 1 May 2018
Led by Rt Revd John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford, this pilgrimage gives an opportunity to reflect and meditate on the cross and resurrection of Jesus at a slower pace.
2-9 May 2018
Led by Rt Revd John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford, this pilgrimage is a gently guided retreat on the shores of Galilee where Jesus spent three years teaching and healing.
North West Ireland
17-24 May 2018
Led by Canon Gordon Dey, the itinerary includes the North Coast of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Ulster and Donegal with museums and standing stones to spectacular scenery.
Isle of Iona
1-8 September 2018
led by Revd Rod & Mrs Valerie Geddes, this non-guided pilgrimage will stay near the site of St Columba's 6th Century monastery.
Jordan: A Biblical Journey & Pilgrimage
22-30 September 2018
Led by Canon Gordon Dey, the itinerary includes Amman City, Northern Jordan, the Dead Sea, The 'King's Highway', Petra, the Arabian Desert & Red Sea.
Aegean Biblical Cruise: The islands and ports of St Paul & St John
28 October - 7 November 2017
Led by Canon Gordon Dey, the itinerary includes Athens, Corinth, Thessalonika, Ephesus, Patmos and more.