Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Opportunities for Christian Tourism in 2010

[An image showing Opportunities for Christian Tourism in 2010]Those of you who come on some of my Coach Trips, or who show an interest, will be aware that a strong theme is what has come to be known as "Christian tourism", giving the oportunity to visit places of religious significance.

This is just as true in 2010 as in previous years. Here is a selection of the opportunities.

Wells. Only a little town, but the cathedral is magnificent, with an outstanding West front.

Lancaster. Fine priory church on the hilltop, as well as a Catholic cathedral.

Derbyshire Tour. Outstanding parish chuches at Ashbourne and Bakewell, where there are two Anglo-Saxon crosses in the churchyard.

Tamworth and Lichfield. St. Editha`s Church dominates Tamworth Market Place, while Lichfield Cathedral is famous for its three spires.

Portsmouth. Not only is there an Anglican cathedral, but a Catholic one as well, and the ruined Garrison Church has been left as a monument to the futility of war.

St. Albans Festival. Spectacular procession from Verulamium ruins to St. Albans Abbey, celebrating Britian`s first Christian martyr, followed by two special services in the abbey.

Colchester and Constable Country St. Botolphs Priory ruins at Colchester, plus foundations of the earliest known Christian church in England, while the castle stands on the foundations of the largest religious building ever built in this country - the Temple of Claudius. Also the church at Dedham which John Constable featured in many of his paintings.

Kenilworth and the Heart of England. Abbey ruins near Kenilworth Castle.

Leominster. Medieval priory is now parish church.

Maldon. All Saints Church has a unique triangular tower.

Worcester. Historic cathedral city, whose cathedral houses the tombs of King John and Prince Arthur.

You can book on any of these trips as soon as you like.