Luther 2017: footsteps
Ecumenical Pilgrimage 

 
Martin Luther, the Father of the Reformation spent most of his life (1483-1546) in the neighbouring German States of Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, located between Berlin and Frankfurt. This region known as 'Luther Country' is celebrating the Luther Decade. A 10 year build up to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.
 
Many events have been arranged and Pilgrimages are being planned to share in the historic commemoration.  For many it will also provide an opportunity to visit and explore the former East Germany for the first time, including Eisleben, Wittenberg, Eisenach, Erfurt, Leipzig and Berlin. Our visits will be to the places associated with Martin Luther.
 
An ecumenical pilgrimage from the U.K. is on offer led by Rev John Robinson, a retired United Reformed minster. John  has been leading Pilgrimages mainly to the Holy Land, Turkey and Italy for over 20 years and now welcomes this additional destination. The visit is planned for the school half term Monday May 29 - Friday 2 June 2017, flying from Bristol.  The travel plans have been arranged by McCabe Travel one of the foremost religious tour operators and their German contacts; staying in 3 and 4 star hotels on a half board basis.
 
Whilst this will be a remembering of a man and events that transformed the Christian Church, it will inspire the Church today to be open to change today.
 
There is a brochure available with full information from John revjohnurc@outlook.com or telephone (01271) 813783

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