Discovering Baptist History from Rick Shrader on Vimeo.
These are highlights of our Baptist History Trips to England and Scotland
Did you know that John Knox is buried under a parking lot? He’s in spot #23. Does it matter that Charles Spurgeon’s first church has been bulldozed for an office building? We have often shared with you our love of this history and the importance of seeing it before it disappears or is forgotten. So much has already been lost and we implore each of you to make a serious effort to visit this history while it still exists.
Baptist History Tours takes us first to London, where we spend several days with the history of Spurgeon, the Wesleys, Westminster and St. Paul’s, and many places of interest, such as the Tower of London, an historical treasure itself. We visit Bunhill Fields, the burial location of many dissenters and martyrs, view some first edition copies of the King James and Gutenberg Bibles in the British Library, and trace biblical artifacts in the British Museum. Many of our guests find the most fun is figuring out the Tube system, listening to the British accents, and learning the idiomatic phrases, like Mind the Gap. Rick always finds the best food and is especially fond of Fish & Chips. This year we are planning an extra day in London for site seeing.
The English Midlands offer time to see John Bunyan’s home, church, museum, and the gaol site in Bedford where he wrote Pilgrim’s Progress. We travel to Kettering, a more Old English setting, and learn about William Carey, the founder of Baptist Missions, then on to Nottingham or Leicester.
The trip culminates in Edinburgh, Scotland, where medieval history abounds and the High Street Castle looms at the top of the Royal Mile. We tour the home of John Knox, his church, St. Giles, the market site of martyred saints, the Baptist church of the Haldane brothers, and see where Ira Sankey wrote “The Ninety and Nine.”
We make every effort to keep the cost minimal. For $2500 plus airfare, you will spend 8 days in beautiful Britain and learn more history than you did in all of high school. Join us!
For additional information about our tour contact Rick Shrader at Aletheia Baptist Ministries here.
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