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This is our last full day of touring, and it’s a great place to finish. I have spent two terms studying at Oxford, and find it to be a beautiful and envigorating city. In the morning, a local guide will take us on a walking tour of the city, viewing the amazing ancient architecture of [...]
Today is another Lord’s Day, and we are looking forward to worshiping with God’s people. We will be attending services at the Old Baptist Chapel in Bradford-on-Avon, now served by Paul Oliver, the son of Dr. Robert Oliver.
Today we are in the ancient Roman town, Bath (for all of us Americans, that is Baath–you will be corrected if you don’t say it properly). While there isn’t much here in the way of Baptist or Puritan history, it is nevertheless a beautiful town and worth a visit.
This is a day to drive and enjoy scenery–at least in the morning. We will be turning west and south, passing through the beautiful Cotswolds.
Ah, one of the true highlights of our tour is today. We will be taking a special Pilgrim Tour, exploring the sites associated with the Mayflower Pilgrims.
It’s hard to believe how quickly our tour is passing. Today we continue to travel north, with an emphasis on Baptist history. Our first destination is the village of Moulton and the Carey Baptist Church.
After a brief ride from London, we will arrive in Bedford to visit the John Bunyan Museum and to think of the work of the tinker who has done so much for the kingdom of God. While riding on the bus, we will do something that’s a lot of fun.
This is our last day in London. The highlight for today is a visit to Westminster Abbey.
What do you do to keep the Lord’s Day holy while on a tour in a foreign land? Well, one obvious activity is to attend church. And today, we will be visiting the Metropolitan Tabernacle, made famous by the great Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
For all those who could not join us on our tour, here’s our daily intinerary: Today, Saturday June 13, we arrive in London. Our major event for the day (apart from overcoming jet-lag), is a visit to one of my favorite castles in England, Hampton Court Palace.« Previous Entries