In the Steps of the Celtic Saints… A Celtic Spirituality Pilgrimage 2018

Christians from all denominations have been inspired and amazed at the rediscovery of the story of how the Gospel came to the British Isles. The Holy Islands of Iona and Lindisfarne are now frequent places of pilgrimage, as is Canterbury Cathedral in Kent.

And this coming October in 2018, you and others who join us will have the opportunity to make your own Celtic Spirituality Pilgrimage, to visit Holy Isle, Iona, Lindisfarne, and Northumbria, and other historic places of the history of the Church of England as we travel through Scotland and England from October 7-17, 2018.

On this amazing journey, we will experience the stories of those places, in those places, and other sacred spots where heaven touched the earth. As well as hearing the stories appropriate to our journeying, we will hear the larger story of how the Gospel went from Roman Britain to Ireland, came back through Wales, Scotland, and England, and spread further, through many parts of Europe. We will meet some of the Characters, held in such affection, that have deeply imprinted Christianity in Britain and beyond.

We will look at why this Celtic Version of Christianity is so exciting and relevant for today, and why the hierarchy of the church struggled with insights that we are now embracing again. And we will have worship influenced by the Celtic Christianity expression that exists today.

You are invited to join the Rev'd Canon Timothy Dombek on this Celtic Spirituality Pilgrimage, touring Scotland and England in October 2018. Together, let us walk in the steps of the Celtic saints who spread Christianity across Celtic lands from the early fifth and sixth centuries, before Western Christianity became the practice of the British Isles following the Synod of Whitby in 664.

Stops on our journey include: Mull and the island of Iona, the base of Columba's missionary operations; Kilmartin, where standing stones predate Stonehenge; the city of Edinburgh, including the historic Castle; the Holy Island of Lindisfarne; Durham and its Cathedral; Cambridge the city and university; Canterbury and its Cathedral; the seaside town of Dover with its famous cliffs; and several days in London, from which we fly home.

On our journey, we'll be accompanied by the Rev. Simon Airey, a professional storyteller and a member of the Northumbria Community. Simon has been molded by these stories for 20 years. He is an Anglican priest who pastors three churches. Simon lives on the wild marches where England meets Wales with his wife, two children, and a variety of animals.

For more information, including travel costs and requirements, download the full-color brochure or pick up one in the Advent Church office; or call Canon Timothy Dombek at Advent Episcopal Church, (623) 584-0350 or (602) 615-1352.

You are invited to join us for the trip of a lifetime, as we explore together the ancient roots of Celtic Christianity.