Having just returned from a Study Tour to Israel, it seems to me that people from St Mary's might like to make a visit in, possibly, 2018? I would be looking for it to be manageable for most people (i.e. not too much walking / inclines etc). I would also be looking to go at a 'comfortable' time of year - not too hot, not too cold (it snows in Bethlehem at Christmas).  We would hope to get the cost down under £1,000 per person but it could end up being more due to exchange rates etc. Actual details would be made available much nearer the time. The more who wish to go, the slightly less expensive it might be. Would you please email or ring me if you might like to join in this trip-of-a-lifetime? Just to get an idea of interest and possible numbers.  No promises either way - just a feasibility study at the moment.  Revd. Martin