The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, will lead a pilgrimage to the major sites associated with the life of Jesus in the Middle East when parishioners from across Sussex travel to from London to Tel Aviv next week (25 October).
The pilgrims will visit the Holy Land covering Galilee, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and the Kingdom of Jordan where they will journey to the rose red City of Petra.
It is more than two years since Dr Warner led a similar trip and this years' is part of the Diocese of Chichester’s Year of Prayer.
“We will indeed be praying in many of the holy places associated with the life of Jesus as well as renewing vows, celebrating the eucharist and following the Via Dolorosa through the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem,” said Dr Warner.
The pilgrimage will also introduce pilgrims to the issues facing Christians living in the Holy Land. The group will meet local Palestinian Christians and be guided/driven by local Christians on their journey.
Diocesan social media will cover the pilgrimage so that those unable to travel can keep in touch with the day to day programme followed by the pilgrims.