Exploring the Roots of Quakerism in England’s Lake District
In the footsteps of George Fox, find adventure, learning, and reflection in community.
The 2018 Quaker Journey Planning Committee invites interested F/friends to join us for a 22-29 July 2018 trip to Quaker meeting houses and other historical sites in England. Retrace the 17th-century footsteps of George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends--and of Margaret Fell, an early supporter and later his wife--through the beautiful Lake District of northern England. In addition to being a spiritually nurturing experience for us individually, the Journey is a wonderful way to deepen relationships and build a stronger sense of community among F/friends and Friends institutions.
British historian and Quaker Roy Stephenson will guide our week in Cumbria. You can see his reflections about the power of experiencing "1652 Country" in this 2010 article.
The trip runs Sunday 22 July to Sunday 29 July 2018. Some participants may schedule additional travel in Europe before and/or after the specific trip dates.
The trip fee will include all lodging and meals at Glenthorne Quaker Conference Centre and Guest House and ground transportation to and from the Manchester airport and to and from historical sites. It will also cover entry fees, tour guides, and gratuities. Airfare will be additional.
We anticipate at least one pre-trip potluck and informational meeting to which all participants will be invited (we can include anyone at a distance via Google Hangout, Skype, or Zoom). We also expect at least one post-trip potluck open to all travelers.
Please learn more in the Itinerary and in the slideshow at right.
If you need an additional enticement, take a look at the beautiful photos in this UK newspaper story, 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Lake District!
Please apply using the relevant downloadable form (see buttons at right).