Sunday, 24 February 2013

A Lenten Pilgrimage

Off to Israel first thing tomorrow with 84 pilgrims from the Diocese of Oxford. It is only a couple of years since my last (and first) visit and quite a memorable one it was too. Not only of the places we visited, the living stones we met whilst there, but also for the little incidents and stress of looking after 130 people. This time there will be fewer of us and a less demanding programme. With it being Lent too I hope the worship, prayer and reflection gets us all reconnected with God in a deeper way. I have given up busyness for Lent, so hopefully the responsibility of the green coach, will not detract from that and we will go with the flow for the next ten days or so. It will be good to work with another +A. Bishop Andrew Proud from Reading and have some cross archdeaconry conversations. Great too to be with some pilgrims from Buckinghamshire.

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