EXPLORE THE MAYFLOWER ORIGINS
MAYFLOWER PILGRIMS HIGHLIGHTS
The story of the ‘Mayflower’ began with a puritan preacher at Babworth and a growing congregation of fellow radicals including William Brewster and William Bradford. Our highlights tour visits their houses, churches and villages set in beautiful English countryside.
THE FIRST ENGLISH BAPTISTS
BAPTIST HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
The first English Baptists came from the villages and markets of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire from where the movement spread to America, taking with it ideas of religious tolerance uniquely developed by this small group of faithful people. This tour combines history with the present – meet local Baptist leaders and find how the tradition still thrives today.
ORIGINS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL TRADITION
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH HISTORY
The Congregational tradition effectively began in England with the separatists led by Clifton, Robinson and Brewster, some of whom went to America on the ‘Mayflower’. Their early history was written by another migrant, John Cotton of Boston. Explore the lives, land and churches of these people and meet some of the English congregations.
HOMES AND CHURCHES OF THE MAYFLOWER PILGRIMS
MAYFLOWER PILGRIMS FULL DAY
This tour explores the origins and development of the ‘Separatists’ and the ‘Mayflower’ Pilgrims, visiting beautiful and ancient churches and villages with a tour of one of Britain’s finest medieval houses. Includes Worksop Priory, Babworth, Scrooby, Austerfield, Gainsborough and options of Sturton or choral evensong at Lincoln Cathedral.
BIRTH OF METHODISM
JOHN WESLEY HIGHLIGHTS
John Wesley loved the land of his birth, launched his renewed ministry standing on his father’s tomb, and returned at least every two years. Hear his words and feel his heart in the actual places he spoke them. Visit Epworth and the Old Rectory in this area that Wesley declared he loved above all others.
CATHEDRALS, CHURCHES AND RUINED MONASTERIES
THE BEST CATHEDRALS, CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES
The best of England’s old churches and ruins are to be found in its countryside. This tour takes you through Sherwood Forest to see romantic ruined monasteries converted into stately homes or parish churches, includes the inspiring Southwell Minster and concludes with choral evensong in Europe’s best cathedral – Lincoln.
DAY TRIPS FROM LONDON & OTHER CITIES
Why not travel by train. Most of our tours can be enjoyed as part of a day trip from London or other UK city.