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IONA 2013

5 DAYS - 2ND TO 6TH MAY 2013 & 3 DAYS - 3RD TO 5TH MAY 2013


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The Rt. Rev. Joseph Toal, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Scotland, has invited the Knights of St Columba, their Dioceses and Parishes to celebrate the 1450th Anniversary of the arrival of St Columba, on the Island of Iona and at the Cathedral of St Columba in Oban, by way of a Pilgrimage. Just off the coast of the Isle of Mull lies the small but beautiful island of Iona. Just three miles long by one mile wide, aside from having a natural beauty and abundance of wildlife that makes it a walker’s paradise, Iona is famous for the coming of Saint Columba from Ireland in 563AD. The Saint founded a small Celtic Monastery here, and for 34 years strived to introduce Christianity to the Scottish mainland (and beyond).

● Oban


During the middle ages, Iona was the site of a Benedictine abbey and over the centuries it has attracted many thousands of people on their own pilgrim journeys. Today Iona is home to an ecumenical community of men and women, founded in 1938 by the Rev. George MacLeod, and is committed to seeking new ways of living the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s world.







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5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS HALF BOARD ACCOMMODATION COST PER PERSON SHARING TWIN/DOUBLE BEDDED ROOM - £ 365.00 COST FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY IN A ROOM - £ 445.00 Six routes have been allocated to this pilgrimage from the southern areas of the UK:

Coach 1 Canterbury, Maidstone, Rochester, Dartford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Stowemarket, Bury St. Edmunds, Newmarket, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Kettering, Market Harborough, L e ic es t e r , Lo u gh b o ro ug h an d Nottingham. Coach 2 Lowestoft, Gorleston, Gt. Yarmouth, Norwich, Swaffham, King’s Lynn, Wisbech, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Lincoln and Scunthorpe. Coach 3 Chichester, Arundel, Worthing, B r i g ht o n, C r a wl ey , L on d o n Southwark, London - Westminster, London - Ealing Common, Windsor, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton. Coach 4 Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Farnborough, London Uxbridge, London - Ruislip, London Harrow, London - Barnet, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage. Coach 5 Plymouth, Paignton, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol and Birmingham. Coach 6 Fishguard, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff, Hereford, Shrewsbury & Stoke on Trent.

Itinerary - Day 1 - 2nd May 2013 Coaches 1, 2, 3 and 4 After embarking on your coach from the local departure point, you journey northwards to the Tyne & Wear area for the first overnight stop at Washington. Evening Meal included tonight. Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa Stone Cellar Road High Usworth Washington NE37 1PH UK Freephone : 0800 018 2626 Reception : 0191 402 9988

103 en-suite bedrooms offering a good variety of doubles and twins. All come complete with 26" LCD TV, trouser press, hair dryer & tea/coffee making facilities. Coaches 5 and 6 - After embarking on your coach from the local departure point, you journey northwards to Cumbria for the first overnight stop at Penrith. Evening Meal included tonight. The North Lakes Hotel & Spa Ullswater Road Penrith Cumbria CA11 8QT Tel : 01768 868111 Fax : 01768 868291 Email :

A 4 star hotel that strongly believe in keeping 4 star standards for all guests You will be eating in the restaurant, your guest rooms will have all the amenities that every other guest is offered and there's a full and hearty breakfast on offer to make sure everyone leaves in good spirits for the day ahead. Twin & Double rooms available with: Complimentary mineral water, fresh ground coffee & a great tea selection. Free wireless internet. Use of the spa - for those who need to unwind after a day of exploration. Itinerary - Day 2 - 3rd May 2013 Coaches 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to Oban. Depart the overnight hotel and rondez-vous on the south shore of Loch Lomond for a luncheon break at the many outlet restaurants and cafeterias. After lunch continue to Oban. Upon arrival at Oban your accommodation will be either at : Oban Bay Hotel & Spa Corran Esplanade Oban Argyll PA34 5AE Tel : 01631 564395

Or The Regent Hotel Corran Esplanade Oban Argyll PA34 5PZ Tel : 08444 146556


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3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS HALF BOARD ACCOMMODATION COST PER PERSON SHARING TWIN/DOUBLE BEDDED ROOM - £ 235.00 COST FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY IN A ROOM - £ 275.00 Routes have been allocated to this pilgrimage from the northern areas of the UK:

Chesterfield, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Selby, York, Thirsk, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Berwick upon Tweed and Edinburgh. Caernarfon, Bangor, Conwy, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Ruthin, Wrexham, Chester. Liverpool, Southport, Preston, Lancaster, Barrow in Furness, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Carlisle and Glasgow - Clydebank. Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Manchester—Salford, Bolton, Blackburn and Glasgow. Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose, Arbroath, Dundee, Perth and Stirling. Itinerary - Day 1 - 3rd May 2013 After embarking on your coach from the local departure point, you journey to Oban for the first of a two night stay at one of the following hotels: Oban Bay Hotel & Spa Corran Esplanade Oban Argyll PA34 5AE Tel : 01631 564395

Enjoys breath-taking views of the west coast islands, either from the comfort of our sun lounge or from the outdoor hot tub. The hotel sits on the edge of the

water from which the hotel takes its name – a bustling and colourful, yet tranquil and relaxing location. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Bedrooms The new Junior suites are styled with Ralph Lauren and Villeroy and Boch, and enjoy elevated views of the bay. Executive rooms offer space and convenience complemented by high quality furnishings.

Atlantic Bar & Lounge Finished with tweeds and natural fibres, the bar and lounge area is made for relaxation. Choose from one of the many west coast or Speyside malts on offer as you settle in and enjoy the views. Rannachan Restaurant Natural wood set off with white linen and slate. The food offered is as simple and natural as possible and so offer a variety of dining options – set menus, daily favourites and a selection of signature dishes using preferably local and organic ingredients.

The Regent Hotel Corran Esplanade Oban Argyll PA34 5PZ Tel : 08444 146556

Located on the esplanade of Oban, opposite the pier. Just a few minutes walk from the town centre, the dramatic views across the sea to the distant islands will captivate guests upon arrival.

There are 83 rooms in the hotel offering comfortable accommodation for leisure or business travellers. The hotel has capacity for up to 150 guests.

There are three bars within the hotel in which to sample a dram of warming single malt or enjoy a meal prepared by the skilled in-house chefs. Both hotels offer 2 nights accommodation including evening meals and breakfasts.


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THE PILGRIMAGE TO IONA - 4TH MAY 2013 Itinerary Day 2 of 3 Day Pilgrimage Day 3 of 5 Day Pilgrimage An early breakfast before heading to the Oban ferry terminal to embark on the 50 minutes sea crossing, departing at 09:30 to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. The highlight of the visit to Iona is Mass at the Abbey celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Joseph Anthony Toal, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, who has encouraged and invited us to join him in pilgrimage.

Craignure Ferry Terminal

Upon reaching Craignure, it is a further 38 miles travelling to reach the village of Fionnphort, where you journey across on the foot passenger ferry to the island of Iona.

A late evening meal awaits us at our hotels.

The Programme and Order of Mass will be published and handed out on the day of pilgrimage. After a day of exploration and celebration, the return journey to Oban commences to leave Iona no later than 5:30 p.m. and Craignure for the last ferry to Oban at 7:00 p.m.


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2nd to 6th May 2013 - 5 Day Pilgrimage Departure Points & Estimated Departure Times ARUNDEL Arundel Cathedral London Road


AYLESBURY Railway Station


BASINGSTOKE Railway Station


BIRMINGHAM 13:15 St Chad’s Cathedral, Shadwell Road BRENTWOOD 07:30 Brentwood RC Cathedral Ingrave Road CM15 8AT BRIGHTON Brighton Rail Station


BRISTOL 10:50 Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul BS8 3BX BURY ST EDMUNDS 10:00 St Edmunds King & Martyr Westgate Street IP33 1QG

FARNBOROUGH 09:45 Farnborough Main Rail Station FELIXSTOWE St Felix RC Church Gainsborough Road


FISHGUARD 08:00 RC Church of the Holy Name S65 9DF GORLESTON 08:20 St Peter’s RC Church GRANTHAM Bus Station


GT. YARMOUTH 08:40 Coach Stop Nelson Road HEREFORD 12:15 RC Church of St Francis Xavier Broad Street HR4 9AP HIGH WYCOMBE Railway Station


HUNTINGDON 11:30 Mill Common Bus Station

CAMBRIDGE 11:00 09:15 RC Church OL & English Martyrs IPSWICH St Mary’s RC Church CANTERBURY 05:30 Woodbridge Road Canterbury West Rail Station KING’S LYNN 10:30 Station Road West OL of the Annunciation CARDIFF 10:45 London Road Cathedral of St David KETTERING 12:15 CF10 2SF St Edward’s RC Church CARMARTHEN 09:00 NN15 7QQ RC Church of St Mary’s LEICESTER 13:50 SA31 3DE St Margarets’ Bus Station CHELMSFORD 07:50 LINCOLN 13:30 Chelmsford Bus Station Lincoln Imp Public House CHICHESTER 05:15 Riseholme Road Chichester Rail Station LONDON BARNET 11:20 COLCHESTER 08:25 High Barnet Tube Station Colchester Bus Station CRAWLEY Crawley Rail Station


DARTFORD 07:00 St Anselm’s RC Church West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ EXETER 08:55 Sacred Heart RC Church EX1 1EB

LONDON EALING 09:20 Ealing Common Tube Station Uxbridge Road / Leopold Road LONDON HARROW Harrow Bus Station College Road


LONDON RUISLIP 10:35 PORTSMOUTH 08:00 RC Church of Most Sacred Heart St John’s Cathedral PO1 3HQ Pembroke Road HA4 8NN ROCHESTER 06:40 LONDON St John Fisher RC Church SOUTHWARK 08:30 ME1 3EN St Georges Cathedral SE1 7HY SCUNTHORPE 14:10 LONDON Scunthorpe Rail Station UXBRIDGE 10:20 SHREWSBURY 13:45 OL of Lourdes & St Michael’s Shrewsbury Rail Station Osborn Road UB8 1UE SOUTHAMPTON 08:30 LONDON Central Rail Station WESTMINSTER 08:50 Westminster Cathedral Ambrosden Avenue

STEVENAGE Railway Station

LOUGHBOROUGH 14:10 Great Central Rail Station

STOKE ON TRENT 15:00 Stoke on Trent Rail Station

LOWESTOFT OL Star of the Sea Gordon Road





SWAFFHAM 10:00 MAIDSTONE 06:15 Bus Stop opp. Boots St Francis RC Church 09:50 Opp Maidstone East Rail Station SWANSEA St Joseph’s Cathedral MARKET SA1 2BX HARBOROUGH 13:20 TAUNTON 09:45 Rail Station St Georges RC Church MILTON KEYNES 11:15 Billet Street TA1 3NN Central Rail Station WELWYN NEWARK 13:00 GARDEN CITY 12:00 McDonald’s - Lincoln Road / Railway Station Harvest Drive. Opposite Brownhills WINCHESTER 08:55 Rail Station, Station Road NEWMARKET 10:25 High Street Bus Stop NORTHAMPTON Cathedral


NORWICH 09:15 Cathedral of St John Baptist NOTTINGHAM 14:50 St Barnabas’ Cathedral PAIGNTON 08:30 Paignton Bus Station PETERBOROUGH 12:00 Bright Street Coach Park PLYMOUTH 08:00 Cathedral of St Mary & St Boniface Wyndham Street West PL1 5RZ

WINDSOR 10:00 RC Church of Edward the Confessor Alma Road, Windsor. SL4 3HJ WISBECH 10:50 Horsefair Bus Station WORTHING 06:00 Worthing Rail Station Cross Street / Railway Approach


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3rd to 5th May 2013 - 3 Day Pilgrimage Departure Points & Estimated Departure Times ABERDEEN St Mary’s Cathedral Huntly Street


ARBROATH 13:45 Rail Station B9095 / West Port BANGOR Bus Station Stand F Opposite M&S


BARROW IN FURNESS 10:30 Barrow In Furnace Rail Station BERWICK ON TWEED Rail Station


CONWY 08:40 Castle Tea Garden Shop Bus Stop Opposite Nat West Bank

MONTROSE Rail Station


NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 11:30 Rail Station, Neville Street Opposite St Mary’s Cathedral

YORK 09:00 Rail Station Model Railway Entrance


DONCASTER Rail Station Trafford Way(A630)


DUNDEE Rail Station


PERTH 15:00 Rail Station / Station Hotel

EDINBURGH St Mary’s Cathedral


PRESTON 08:40 Rail Station, Butler Street

GLASGOW 15:30 St Andrew’s RC Cathedral Dunlop Street

WREXHAM 10:30 Wrexham General Rail Station


RHYL 09:30 Sea Life Aquarium Bus Stop


ROTHERHAM 07:15 Rotherham Interchange Fredrick Street

BLACKBURN 11:15 Blackburn Rail Station Railway Road


BOLTON 10:35 St Patrick’s RC Church Great Moor Street Bus Stop Opposite Old School Rooms

HALIFAX 09:05 St Mary’s RC Church Gibbet Street

SELBY Rails Station

HUDDERSFIELD 09:30 St Joseph’s RC Church Somerset Road

SHEFFIELD 06:50 Church Street Bus Stop Opposite Sheffield Cathedral


LANCASTER 09:20 Lancaster Rail Station Station Road

SOUTHPORT 08:00 Southport Rail Station London Street

Included in the Price

LEEDS Leeds RC Cathedral St Anne’s Street


STIRLING 15:45 Rail Station, Goosecroft Road



BRADFORD 08:35 Bradford Forester Square Rail Station St Blaise Way CAENARFON 08:00 Caernarfon Castle Coach Park Ffordd Santes Helen CARLISLE Carlisle Rail Station


CHESTER Chester Rail Station Station Road


CHESTERFIELD 06:15 Rail Station Corporation Street S41 7UB COCKERMOUTH 12:20 St Joseph’s RC Church Crown Street COLWYN BAY 09:10 Colwyn Bay Rail Station

16:00 RUTHIN 10:00 A525 Tesco Bus Stop

LLANDUDNO 08:55 Conway Road / Kwik Fit Bus Stop Opposite Debenhams MANCHESTER SALFORD Cathedral Centre Ford Street, Salford


MIDDLESBROUGH 10:15 Bus Stop Opposite Cineworld Marton Road



STONEHAVEN Railway Station Arduthie Road


SUNDERLAND Interchange



Executive Coach Travel

3 *** Hotel Accommodation


THIRSK 09:45 Market Place Bus Stop WAKEFIELD 07:45 St Austin’s RC Church Wentworth Terrace WHITEHAVEN 11:55 St Benedict’s RC Church Whinlatter Road

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2 Evening Meals 2 Breakfasts on 3 Day Pilgrimage

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4 Evening Meals 4 Breakfasts on 5 Day Pilgrimage

Return Ferry Transportation

Admission Cost to Iona Abbey


Itinerary Day 3 of 3 Day Pilgrimage Day 4 of 5 Day Pilgrimage

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HOW TO RESERVE & BOOK YOUR PILGRIMAGE To find out if there is availability on this Pilgrimage please complete the Booking Enquiry Form on line at and SUBMIT your enquiry. OR Telephone

0843 289 2461 After breakfast, load the coaches up with your luggage and head to the Cathedral of St Columba.

(Monday to Friday - 10:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.) (Saturday - 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.) (Sunday - 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.) We will reply within 24 hours to advise you of the availability and total cost of the Pilgrimage. To accept the reservation, a deposit of £35.00 per person will be required. You then have 7 days from receiving your reservation notification to confirm the reservation by payment of the Deposit. The Balance must be paid by March 2nd 2013 and may be paid either by : (a) as a whole in one final payment by cheque or bank transfer. OR (b) by setting up a weekly Standing Order with your bank t o pay the balance over a period of either :

Order of Mass will be published and handed out on the day. After Mass, maybe a group photograph before fond farewell to friends and Oban as you head homeward, either to the place of departure (3 Day Pilgrims) or the overnight hotel stop (5 Day Pilgrims). 5 Day Pilgrims will have the overnight stop at the same hotel as the first night’s accommodation with an evening meal included. Itinerary Day 5 of 5 Day Pilgrimage Depart your hotel after breakfast returning to the original points of departure either in South Wales or Southern England.

20 weeks (available up to 6th October 2012) or 10 weeks (available up to 15th December 2012) There is no additional charges for using this method. In order to keep the costs to a minimum, the above is the preferred way of payment, we are able to accept payment via Paypal through the internet but there is an additional charge of £2 when using your debit card or 2 per cent if using a credit card. Address and Bank Details for payments are on the Reservation Reply Notification. PLEASE NOTE Personal Travel Insurance is NOT INCLUDED and we recommend you have adequate cover. There are many options available on the market and some are restricted to personal conditions or age. You may already be covered through your Bank.

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