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St Giles Cathedral and monument to Adam Smith—Edinburgh, Scotland

Catholic England

Canterbury cathedral

Some of the tour’s sights.

Lincoln cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Lindisfarne PRIORY

St Andrew's Cathedral

St David's

St Alban's

Catholicism in England really brings faith to life from a historical and modern perspective. This sample tour takes you through the time of St Thomas More, priest hides/holes and Thomas Becket to the present day with visits to Tyburn Convent, the main Marian Shrine in England at Walsingham and masses in places associated with The Blessed John Henry Newman and present day orders.

 

 

 

Day 1 – London Arrival

Arrive in London meet tour guide and motor coach and travel in to central London
Gather for included 2 course lunch with tea/coffee at central London restaurant. After lunch take afternoon panoramic sightseeing tour of London to include Mass at St Ethelreda’s in Fulham. Overnight London

 

Day 2 – London

Begin your discovery of London with admission to Westminster Abbey, this great gothic building is one of the world’s greatest churches and the final resting place of many monarchs. Continue with a cruise on the River Thames to Tower Pier and with a short stroll to see the execution site of St Thomas More on Tower Hill and see his cells within The Tower. Also included is tour of Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of Catholics in England and Wales. Overnight London

 

Day 3 – London

Another fascinating fully guided day in London. Included visit to Tyburn Convent with a talk and Mass before continuing to the priory of the Brothers of St John to have a talk, prayer time and a small meal. A real local expert now joins us so we can find out more about St Thomas More. See sites associated with St Thomas such as Milk Street and St Lawrence Jewery. We also visit and learn about “The Brothers” at Charterhouse which has been active and still is, since its foundation in 1611. Overnight London.

 

Day 4 – London to Kent

Enjoy a relaxing morning in London before travelling to Kent to spend 2 days in The Garden of England. Our accommodation will be in an the guest house of a mediaeval monastery providing excellent 3 star standard rooms and your participation in the life of the Carmelite Monastery is encouraged. Time for Mass/reflection –Overnight KentVisit the Shrine of St. Augustine in Ramsgate – Pugin’s personal church and burial place recalling England’s first missionary in a place that became a shrine in 2012. Spend the remainder of the day in the small city of Canterbury. Our guided tour of the cathedral is extremely informative and will show you places associated with Thomas Becket and more in this place which has been a place of pilgrimage since The Middle Ages. Overnight Kent

 

Day 5 – Kent

Visit the Shrine of St. Augustine in Ramsgate – Pugin’s personal church and burial place recalling England’s first missionary in a place that became a shrine in 2012. Spend the remainder of the day in the small city of Canterbury. Our guided tour of the cathedral is extremely informative and will show you places associated with Thomas Becket and more in this place which has been a place of pilgrimage since The Middle Ages. Overnight Kent

 

Day 6 – Kent - Norfolk

Morning to relax in the monastery and take mass at Aylesford Priory. Cross the wide estuary of The River Thames and enter the arable farmlands  of East Anglia to learn more of Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) who is internationally famous for her "Revelations of Divine Love". She remains one of the most creative theologians, spiritual writers and mystics in the Christian tradition. Enjoy the church and the associated Julian Centre – Overnight Norfolk

 

Day 7 – Our Lady of Walsingham

Welcome to The Catholic National Shrine Of Our Lady, the Basilica of Our Lady, Walsingham known as England’s Nazareth. The shrine is associated with the Marian apparitions to Richeldis de Faverches, a pious English noblewoman, in 1061 in the village. See The Holy House, the wooden image, included lunch. Overnight Norwich

 

Day 8 – Cambridge and Harvington Hall

Travel to Cambridge for walk around this glorious and ancient University City – perhaps have a journey on a punt or explore one of the cities museums, many of which are free to enter. A journey in the Midlands brings us to Harvington Hall tucked away in a peaceful corner of Worcestershire. The hall was originally built in the 1300’s and is a beautiful moated manor house with the largest surviving set of priest hides in the country, many of which were designed by Saint Nicholas Owen. Overnight Oxfordshire

 

Day 9 – Littlemore and Oxford

Morning admission to Blessed John Henry Newman Shrine at Littlemore to hear more of the beautiful story in the place where it actually happened with a private mass. Continue in to Oxford to explore this ancient university by foot.  Overnight Oxfordshire

 

Day 10 – Departure day

A gentle journey in The Cotswolds Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty to explore some of the stunning towns and villages. Our journey comes to an end with arrival at London Heathrow Airport in time for your onward journeys.

SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

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