Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Many Opportunities for Christian Tourism

[An image showing Many Opportunities for Christian Tourism]You may know that many of my popular Coach Trips have an element of "Christian Tourism", the phrase often used today for visiting places of Christian significance.

You can find details of all my Coach Trips for 2009 on the website, under "Upcoming Events", but in the meantime these are some of the excursions that qualify, if this is among your interests.

Sat 31 Jan Winchester The Guided Walk gives the opportunity to see the historic Winchester Cathedral, as well as the tiny St. Swithun`s Church, uniquely situated above one of the city gates.

Sat 28 Mar Norwich With a Guided Walk again, seeing Norwich Cathedral, whose spire rivals that of Salisbury Cathedral for beauty, and many of the thirty-odd mediaeval churches that still exist in the City Centre. A short walk away is St. Julians Church, home for many years of the much-admired Julian of Norwich.

Wed 15 Apr Maldon and the Dengie Hundred An amazing tour around parts of my native Essex, with a rare chance to visit St. Peter-ad-Murum Church at Bradwell-juxta-Mare, built by St. Cedd in about 650 AD. All Saints Church in the salty maritime town of Maldon has a unique triangular tower.

Wed 29 Apr Warwick and Coventry A chance to visit St. Mary`s Church at Warwick, with its sumptuous chapels, and Sir Basil Spence`s magnificent Coventry Cathedral beside the old one destroyed during a devastating attack on Coventry in the Second World War.

Sat 30 May Southwold The Guided Walk includes a visit to St. Edmunds Church, perhaps the finest mediaeval church in a seaside town.

Wed 8 Jul Amazing Grace Tour With visits to three significant towns. Olney was the home of John Newton, who wrote "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken". Bedford is where John Bunyan, author of "The Pilgrim`s Progress, was imprisoned. St. Albans is named after Britain`s first Christian martyr, beheaded outside Verulamium on the spot where St. Albans Abbey stands today.

Sat 25 Jul Whitby and Captain Cook Country One of the stops is Whitby, scene of the Synod of Whitby where Latin Christianity triumphed over the Celtic version and where the cowherd Caedmon was inspired to write beautiful poetry. High up overlooking the harbour are Whitby Abbey and the extraordinary St. Marys Church.

Wed 2 Sep Boston The Guided Walk gives the chance to see St. Botolph`s Church, universally known as Boston Stump, and to reflect on the Pilgrim Fathers, imprisoned here.

Sat 26 Sep Bath Again there is a Guided Walk, and of course the opportunity to visit the magnificent Bath Abbey. It was here that St. Dunstan devised the Coronation ceremony for King Edgar, which is still in essence used today.

Wed 4 Nov Essex Woodlands Tour Among the stops is Greenstead-juxta-Ongar. St. Andrews Church is another of the amazing churches of Essex. Dating from the 11th century, it is the oldest timber building in Europe and the oldest timber church in the world. At Waltham Abbey, the abbey itself was founded by Harold Godwinson, and he was buried there after his death at the Battle of Hastings.

Sat 28 Nov Shrewsbury The Guided Walk around this splendid old town on the River Severn shows several mediaeval churchers, and the excellent 18th century St. Chads Church, with Ebenezer Scrooge`s gravestone. Just over the river is Shrewsbury Abbey, where Ellis Peters set the Brother Caedfael novels.

Tickets are available to be booked on all these trips. I hope to see you on one or more of them.