Welcome to the blog for the 2018 Southwark Diocesan Holy Land Pilgrimage, led by the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun and the Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn.

On 19 February, 82 pilgrims will set off from Heathrow to fly to Tel Aviv and from there travel to Jerusalem.  Over the next eight days, they will visit sites of significance in the story of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection.  For all of them, this Pilgrimage offers the possibility of new insights into their faith story and a chance to see things from a different and ever changing viewpoint.  It is often said that those who visit the Holy Land are never the same again.

Wendy S Robins, the Diocesan Director of Communications and Bishop of Southwark’s Press Officer, will be travelling with the pilgrims and providing regular updates as they journey through the Holy Land, and inviting some of the pilgrims to offer their own reflections.

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