From Cheltenham to Ramallah
Mutual visits are the lifeblood of the Partnership. The list below details the three ten-day Pilgrimages in 2014, 2016 and 2017, which included visits to the Holy Sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Galilee, and visits to St Andrew’s Ramallah. Also listed are visits made by individuals from P and J.
|2013||November||Roger Symon – two days|
|2016||May||Roger Symon and Mike Scott-Baumann|
|2018||January||Nick Davies – one week|
|November||Mike Scott-Baumann – four days|
|2019||Feb/April||Giles Bowden-Allen – six weeks as a volunteer at St Andrew’s|
|April/May||Roger and Daphne Symon – Holy Week and Easter|
|October||Jade Scholes – ten days Ordination Training placement|
Some reflections of those who have visited Ramallah can be found here.
From Ramallah to Cheltenham
In 2015 we were delighted to welcome Rev Fadi, his wife Ruba and their family on their first visit to Cheltenham, to launch the Partnership. After discussion the way forward was agreed and 2017 saw the first visitors from St Andrew’s. It was a chance for them to experience the life of our community, and for us to repay their generous hospitality, to enable more members of P and J to become involved in the Partnership, and to hear more about their situation, and so generate fresh momentum in our joint enterprise.
|2015||July||Fadi and Ruba Diab|
|2017||September||Fadi, to speak at the Balfour Centenary Conference|
|2019||June – July||Fadi Diab, Riyad Hashwa, Luna Maalouf, Amal Tawasha, Sister Najah Nantisi – group visit|
Further pilgrimages are planned. For more information contact us.