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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wesley Pilgrimage in England - May 11-21, 2010

For details go to:

To register, please call toll free: 877-899-2780, ext. 7075

You are invited to participate in a ten-day pilgrimage into the early roots of The United Methodist Church. The General Board of Discipleship and General Board of Higher Education and Ministry are sponsoring an opportunity to:
  • Immerse yourself in the ministry, theology, and spirituality of John & Charles Wesley
  • Learn and pray where the Wesley’s prayed and served
  • Reflect, pray, and build relationships in small groups
  • Make connections between the Wesleyan heritage and the ministry of your home congregation today
  • Make new friends and have fun!

If you are a Provisional Member
Now is the time to register for this important continuing education opportunity. We have just a few $500 scholarship discounts remaining. We need to hear from you today!

Pilgrimage Leaders
Pilgrimage leaders are Dr. Paul Chilcote (Professor of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary), Dr. Steven Manskar (Director of Wesleyan Leadership, GBOD), Rev. Anita Wood (Director of Professional Ministry Development, GBHEM), and Dr. Tim Macquiban, British Methodist Wesley scholar and minister of Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge, England.

The Itinerary
Tues., May 11 — Salisbury
Arrival at Sarum College around 1:00 pm for lunch and introductory learning time with Tim Macquiban: “Characteristics of Methodism” & “John Wesley and the Church of England”

Wed., May 12 — Salisbury
Lectures on history and theology with Dr. Tim Macquiban and Dr. Paul Chilcote

Thurs., May 13 — Oxford
Visit Christ Church College & Cathedral, Lincoln College, St. Mary’s Church, & free time. Depart Oxford by 3:30 pm to arrive at Bawtry Hall in time for supper.

Fri., May 14 — Epworth
Visit St. Andrews Church and church yard, the Market Cross, the Old Rectory, & Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. Leave by 3:00 pm for Bawtry. Brief group session with Eucharist after supper

Sat., May 15 — Salisbury
Travel from Bawtry to Sarum College. Free day

Sun., May 16 — Salisbury
Worship at Salisbury Methodist Church (10:30 am)
Evensong at Salisbury Cathedral – 3:00 pm (optional)

Mon., May 17 — Bristol
Visit Charles Wesley House, The New Room, Bristol Cathedral, & free time
(focus on the development of the class meeting and field preaching)

Tues., May 18 — Salisbury
Closing lectures, Chapel worship with college community, Cathedral Tour, evaluation, & banquet

Wed., May 19 — London
Visit London area churches and ministries, free evening in London.
Lodging at The Royal Foundation of St. Katharine in East London

Thurs., May 20 — London
Tim Macquiban will lead us on a historic tour of Wesley’s Chapel & Home at City Road, Bunhill Field, the Aldersgate Street monument, Charterhouse School, Westminster School, & Methodist Central Hall, concluding with evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Return to St. Katharine’s for group dinner and closing worship.

Fri., May 21 — London
Breakfast & departures for London airports
[Each day will begin with a brief service of Morning Prayer and end with evening Eucharist.]
The days in Oxford, Epworth, Bristol, and London will be filled with vigorous walking. Pilgrims are strongly encouraged to bring comfortable shoes for walking on hard pavement.]

This event qualifies for 3 CEUs.
For details and cost go to To register, please call toll free: 877-899-2780, ext. 7075.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Grace & Peace,

Steven Manskar, D.Min.
Director of Wesleyan Leadership
(877) 899-2780, ext. 1765 (toll free)
(615) 948-0650 (mobile)


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Anonymous Erin Maddox McPhee said...

Oh - I wish we could go! However, we don't have the funds, and I won't be able to fly due to being in the third trimester of pregnancy. But we hope and pray you will have a wonderful and enlightening trip!

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