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Norfolk Holy Land trip cancelled due to conflict  

JerusalemDomeRockCW450A group of 30 Norfolk Christians have had their trip to Israel and Palestine in September, during which they were hoping to speak to local Christians on both sides of the conflict, cancelled due to the current unrest in the region.

The group, from a handful of Norfolk churches including Holy Trinity, St Andrews and Heartsease Methodist churches in Norwich and Swardeston Parish Church, were due to go on a ten-day McCabe Travel visit.
The Holy Land trip was due to include visits to Biblical places such as Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazareth, the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Sea of Galilee.
Organizer John Drake, from Holy Trinity church, said: “It was due to be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to see Biblical sights associated with the life of Jesus. We would have time to meditate and reflect, to enable us to come back to Norfolk to better serve Christ in our own communities.
“We were hoping to be able to engage with both Palestinian Christians and with Messianic Christians who could help inform us about contemporary issues as well as the Biblical history.
“There is a mixture of disappointment that we are not able to travel and be able to support people locally who have organized the trip, but also some relief that we will not be intruding on grief that we cannot imagine.”
Everyone has been promised a return of their deposit or a full refund if they cannot travel on the new date on which McCabe Travel are hoping to rerun the trip from March 15-25, 2015.
If anybody would like to join the trip in March please email john drake at 

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