Bishop of Ely to lead pilgrimage to Christian Holy Lands

Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway

Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway - Credit: Archant

The Bishop of Ely is to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ by leading a congregation on a pilgrimage to Israel.

The pilgrimage is being organised for February next year and will see the Rt Rev Stephen Conway and a party from the Diocese of Ely travel around the Christian Holy Lands.

Pilgrims will take in a number of sights, including the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Bishop Stephen said: “We will travel together as pilgrims, building understanding and friendships across our diocese and beyond our local experience of the church.

“Our travels through the Holy Land will introduce us to the landscape that shaped Jesus, and teach us to read the gospels with fresh eyes as we stand on the shore of Lake Galilee, or the Mount of the Transfiguration, or walk through the streets of Jerusalem.

“They will also reveal the impact of 2,000 years of struggle and conflict. We will meet Christians, Jews and Muslims who live in a constant climate of rivalry and fear.”