Pilgrimage

Why go on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land?

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a meaningful journey to the place where Christianity began. 

Pilgrims don't merely visit a place as tourists, a pilgrimage provides the opportunity to step out of our non-stop, hectic lives, to seek a time of quiet and reflection.

We encourage all UK Christians to go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land to meet the people and see first-hand the Holy Sites that we read in the Scriptures every week. Pilgrims visiting the Holy Land may choose to pray with the local community at a Sunday Service, visit a school or children’s home and simply be among local Christians living their daily lives, sharing with them support and friendship – so they know they are not forgotten.

“To go in a spirit of prayer from one place to another, from one city to another, in the area marked especially by God's intervention, helps us not only to live our life as a journey, but also gives us a vivid sense of a God who has gone before us and leads us on, who himself set out on man's path, a God who does not look down on us from on high, but who became our travelling companion.”

Pope John Paul II

 

Engaging with the 'Living Stones' 

Thank you for arranging our visit to St Martha's House and the School of Joy. We had our eyes opened to the plight of ordinary Palestinians in the Holy Land and have decided to do some fundraising for FHL. Our week in the Holy Land was wonderful; probably something we will be unable to repeat.

Holy Land pilgrim