The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, features in a YouTube video speaking about the forthcoming Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land later this year.
In the video, published today, Bishop Warner explains how the Diocesan pilgrimage will help us to prepare and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. “Pilgrims will walk in the footsteps of Christians and go to the places which mark the story of our redemption.”
Bishop Martin said his hope and prayer is that the pilgrimage will transform our celebration of Christmas and the way we share our experience of faith with others.
“We undertake this pilgrimage with others from this household of faith in the diocese of Chichester, and as part of the universal Church.
“We also undertake it for others; for those persecuted for faith, for the poor and the dispossessed, for those who have no faith, and for those who cannot accompany us but who ask us to pray for them in the places where Jesus prayed.”
The pilgrimage information leaflet here gives an early outline of the pilgrimage journey and an opportunity to sign up for a saving scheme to meet the cost of the trip.
You can listen to Bishop Martin talking about the pilgrimage here