With the Diocese of St Albans

St Albans Diocese Pilgrimages. 2016 - 17


The Holy Land. 16 - 25 May 2017

Please call Tony Boon on
01727 818135  or email aboon@stalbans.anglican.org if you would like to be added to a reserve list

We are delighted to announced that a Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land will travel on the above dates. This will be ably led by the experienced husband and wife team of the Venerable Paul Hughes, Archdeacon of Bedford, and The Revd Canon Liz Hughes, Senior Chaplain at London Luton Airport.   

The pilgrimage will spend five nights in Jerusalem and four in Tiberias by The Sea of Galilee. We will visit many of the principal holy sites including the Mount of Olives, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Via Dolorosa, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Bethlehem, Nazareth, The Church of the Beatitudes and Tabgha. The Friday in Jerusalem allows the choice of a free day in the Old City or a full day tour by coach to Masada, Qumran and the Dead Sea. (Extra cost item).

 The cost of the tour, on a full board & sharing a bedroom basis, is £1745. Single supplements are available.

Update, October 2016:  In the light of present financial conditions, McCabe have reluctantly had to add a surcharge of 5% to

their published prices for this pilgrimage. This needs to be added to the prices shown.  

The pilgrimage has received considerable interest and is now  full.  Please call Tony Boon on 01727 818135  or email aboon@stalbans.anglican.org if you would like to be added to a reserve list.

As a diocese we have a huge collective experience of organising and running pilgrimages in collaboration with our Travel Agent McCabe.

A professional English-speaking guide will be present throughout the pilgrimage and the hotels have been carefully selected and are well-known to us. Travel is by luxury air-conditioned coach.

Those travelling alone and / or for the first time are very welcome and a supportive, friendly and safe setting is assured. Parish groups are encouraged! The pilgrimage is fully ecumenical and we warmly welcome friends from all denominations.

The administrator for this pilgrimage is:

Mr Tony Boon

Holywell Lodge,, 41 Holywell Hill,, St Albans AL1 1HE

01727 818135   :     aboon@stalbans.anglican.org



Rome and Assisi. 11 -18 September 2017


This eight day tour reaches the heart of early western Christianity as it follows the final ministry of St Paul in Rome and also explores the lives of the saints and Christian communities in the 'Eternal City'. A visit to St Peters and the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel, is included.

Travelling on to Orvieto, we visit key sites in this pictureque and historic Etruscan town and then journey onwards to Assisi.

A full day tour is offered here, with visits to the Basilica of St Francis, where we celebrate the Eucharist, and also to the Basilica of St Clare and St Damiano. The Sunday is  a free day in Assisi, to explore at leisure.

There is a fair amount of walking involved in this pilgrimage, but it is considered to be accessible to able-bodied pilgrims. Please enquire of the leaders or through McCabe if you have any concerns.

The cost of this tour is £1430 per person, based on sharing a twin-bedded room. There are a limited number of single rooms, available at an extra cost of £195.

Gratuities are included and these will be disbursed by the leaders on the group's behalf during the pilgrimage.  

To book, please download the booking form and after completion, send it with a deposit cheque of £200 made payable to 'McCabe Pilgrimages' to the tour administrator, details below. Travel insurance is required for this tour and McCabe offer this at a cost of £39.

Please return your booking to:

Mrs Laura Hart
78 Shepherds Way

Email: laura.rome2017@btinternet.com

(We ask that you send your booking to Laura rather than direct to McCabe so that we can log your interest and keep contact with you.)

Canon Stamps can be contacted by telephone on 01582 712202 if you have any questions about the pilgrimage.

Colour brochure and programme (2MB)

Booking form and conditions