February 2021

Dear friends


I would like to invite you to join me on a pilgrimage to Israel from 21-29 October 2021.  No other travelling experience compares with the wonder of seeing the historic sights of the major events of Christianity.  A trip to Israel also gives you unique insights into Middle Eastern life and its modern-day conflicts, as well as opportunities for friendship and fellowship with others.  Our itinerary includes the beauty of the Sea of Galilee, the ancient city of Jerusalem and the dramatic modern-day fortifications of the Golan Heights.  No-one can visit the Holy Land and come back unchanged.  Your faith will be hugely strengthened when you see Christ revealed as a spiritual and historic reality through marking the major events of his life in learning, reflection and prayer, in the actual locations where Jesus walked.  For those returning to the Holy Land, every trip is different, with fresh teaching and new “highlight moments” where the Holy Spirit graciously speaks to those who have come back to renew their faith in the footsteps of Christ.

As well as the wonderful Ilona and Peter Greyling managing our tour, this time we will be blessed by the worship ministry of special guest Noel Tredinnick, Conductor Emeritus of All Souls Orchestra (sadly no 60-piece band!), working in partnership with myself and my wife Mary.

On account of the pandemic, many of us have severely modified our summer holiday plans this year.  Perhaps, in the light of that, it might be good to save for this very special pilgrimage.  The economy of the Holy Land is hugely dependent on income from tourists and pilgrims, and has been severely affected by the pandemic.  However, Israel has been a world leader in successful vaccination through its excellent healthcare system, and will be one of the first countries to offer safe access to tourists.  It would be of great help to the region’s economy if we were able to visit and so assist in its recovery.

If you are interested in the tour, please look at the itinerary through the button below or contact Ilona Greyling via durban1820@gmail.com or 07528661048. It promises to be a very special time together. I hope very much you can join us.

Yours in Christ

David Hall

Spiritual Director of the Tour
Vicar of Christ Church Chorleywood