[CLOSED] Capstone: Following in Celtic Footsteps—
A Pilgrimage to Iona & Ancient Missions of Britain
August 19 though 30, 2020
Facilitated by The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason & The Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman
***THE PILGRIMAGE IS NOW FULL. YOU MAY CONTACT CANON CRISTI CHAPMAN TO SUBMIT YOUR NAME TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST IN THE EVENT SOMEONE CANCELS. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IN THE EVENT THAT HAPPENS.***
The shape of this 11-day trip is contemplative and communal, drawing on the ancient wisdom of Celtic spirituality and the monastic rhythms of worship, prayer, and life in community, while also breathing in the serene beauty of the landscape. We will begin the journey with Durham as our base, moving about ancient missions in Northumbria. We will lodge just down from magnificent Durham Cathedral, containing Cuthbert’s shrine and Bede’s tomb. We will make our way to Glasgow, then on to the island of Iona, known as a “thin place” of holy presence. Inspiration along our journey will draw on the lives of early saints like Columba, Aidan, and Bede, as well as writings by modern spiritualists like John Phillip Newell and Esther de Waal. There will be two pre-pilgrimage gatherings for those who make the trip. Space is limited. A deposit will be required to hold your place. Please read the full brochure for detailed information and cost.
Space on the tour is limited, and early booking is strongly advised. To reserve a place, please complete a booking form and pay an initial deposit. Bookings with initial deposit payment should be received by Friday, February 28, 2020. Bookings received after that date may be subject to surcharge, depending on flight availability. Final balance due by Thursday, April 30, 2020.