LDS British Isles Church History Tour
May 20-30, 2018
LDS Church history in England & Wales is certainly unique and our veteran British church history tour guides are who you want to experience it with! Bill & Janet Rowley offer unique knowledge, access, and contacts to provide the best experience that no other group can offer! These amazing tour leaders are expert church history guides with many years of tour guide experience. As well as having served missions in England, Bill & Janet have invested immense personal time researching the LDS historical sites in this region including all things related to it. Evening departure from SLC 8:30pm, May 20 – SLC area can participate in the Jordan River Temple re-dedication during the day and let that amazing spirit carry through with you to the tour!
This tour truly offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget as you share in the many amazing miracles which led to the right atmosphere to bring about the Restoration of the gospel. You will relive incredible LDS missionary miracles in England and Wales (1 day in Wales) where thousands were converted by early apostles and then streamed across the ocean to shore up the Church in Nauvoo at a crucial time of great apostasy among the members there. Learn more about the trials and triumphs of faithful Apostles John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Brigham Young, Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Pratt, George A. Smith, and Willard Richards.
Hear stories of miracles and marvelous harvests that took place at Benbow Farm, Herefordshire, Preston, London, and many more. Conducted in the spirit of an uplifting gospel doctrine class, this tour will teach at the places where so many important early LDS Church events occurred. Each day begins with a hymn and a prayer on the bus and ends the same way. You will return with a greater understanding of the immense value of these faithful Saints and servants and of the restored gospel which they preached and you will be humbled and encouraged by the price they paid to lay the foundation.
You will also see where William Tyndale and the many other King James Bible translators lived, studied, did their important work of translating the Bible into English and were martyred for the cause.
“Breathtaking scenery, stunning miracles, amazing museums & castles, ancient sites, bounteous Early Apostle Missionary adventures, unsurpassed treachery toward Bible Translators, even intriguing romance–& so much more.” Sound like the latest blockbuster hit? Even better!–it’s true life!–YOU can EXPERIENCE the joy and excitement of this incredible history as our tour guides bring it all to life in a most inspiring way.
SUMMARY: Fly to London Heathrow Airport on Delta’s new NON-stop SLC to London evening flight! Deluxe charter bus takes you in comfort to important early LDS Church history & KJV Bible Translation sites in London, Oxford, Liverpool, Preston, Chorley, Milnthorpe, Downham, Chatburn, Walker Fold, Malvern Hills, Herefordshire Beacon, Ledbury, Dymock, Gadfield Elm, Eldersfield, Garway Hill, Benbow Hill Farm, Castle Frome, Merthyr Tydfil, Sodbury and others. One and a half days of free time in London to visit elegant castles, priceless museums, theaters, etc. Take a third day free in London or join with our guides on a day trip to Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Tour ends in London to fly home from London Heathrow Airport–once again, NON-stop to SLC!
Sampling of Important Historic Sites Visited:
Historic London LDS Church sites including Hyde Park Chapel that served as Church headquarters for many years; King’s Square where the early apostles first preached in London; Ironmonger Row the missionaries’ first lodgings; and Stationer’s Hall where the King James Bible was first read aloud during its final revisions; also where England Book of Mormon copyright was obtained (learn of the great significance of this copyright and the protection it was for maintaining the integrity of the Book of Mormon).
Day trip from London to visit various libraries and churches where William Tyndale and many other Bible translators studied & actually carried out their work translating the Bible. Also enjoy Blenheim Palace where Winston Churchill was born and see his final resting place in Bladon. (Option to stay in London, on your own for the day.)
Theodore Turley was held prisoner here; also the Apostles preached here and stayed for a time. Unique opportunity to shop in world-famous china and porcelain factories.
Very prominent place for John Taylor‘s work, the headquarters for all printing and for the church for 59 years, and home of the docks where the Apostles arrived in England and early convert Saints sailed for Zion.
Preston and Preston Temple
Take in the history of Preston where the first baptisms were performed in the peaceful River Ribble despite Satan’s attempt to prevent them; many years later, young Elder Gordon B. Hinckley was overwhelmed on his mission; Orson Hyde, Heber C. Kimball, and Willard Richards battled with the hosts of Satan–and we will discuss many more important events that happened here. Optional temple session at Preston Temple and visit its beautifully-manicured temple grounds. Bring family names to do temple work right were your ancestors originated!
Milnthorpe and Lancashire
Enjoy Milnthorpe, the birthplace of John Taylor and special Bible Translator site; stand on holy ground at Downham and Chatburn and retrace the steps of Heber C. Kimball; marvel at the great missionary successes at Clitheroe, Waddington, and Walker Fold.
Discover amazing history visiting various King James Translators sites. See famous Malvern Hills and follow latter-day Apostles’ faith-filled footsteps as you climb Herefordshire Beacon where it was decided to publish the Book of Mormon in England; witness Gadfield Elm the first LDS chapel in the world and home of the amazing United Brethren congregation conversion; among other exciting events & sites.
Benbow Farm Pond
The legendary Castle Frome and Benbow (Hill) Farm where hundreds entered into the fold! See the very same pond where baptisms were performed by these early missionaries.
Enjoy Myrthyr Tydfil the birthplace of David O. McKay’s mother and an successful area for missionary Captain Dan Jones; marvel at Rhymney and Dowlais and the great many converts amidst anti-Mormon trouble that occurred there. See Tintern Abbey famous for Wordsworth’s “Ode to Immortality.”
Sodbury & Little Sodbury
Bus through scenic villages and sites of legendary William Tyndale who translated the Bible into Early Modern English.
Visit the places and hear re-counted many, many miracles the Lord invoked thru his apostle servants John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Parley P. Pratt, and others that literally changed the world! Perhaps your ancestors came from some of these areas and were converted by these missionaries or others who served alongside them or in subsequent years — regardless, EVERY member of the Church today is a beneficiary of and is touched by the missionary successes in these areas. You simply must experience this amazing history!
Opportunity to shop in world-famous china and porcelain factories.
Free time to visit museums with priceless crown jewels, knights in armour, etc!
Take pleasure in the many plays, musicals, and other renowned performances London offers and, much more!
|Tour ID||Date||Price if One per room||Price each if Two per room||Special Features & Hosts|
|E14||May 20-30, 2018||$3980||$3340||2018 date JUST ANNOUNCED! CALL 801-272-5601 to register.
Learn of the incredible successes of early Apostle missionaries at the sites where a great harvest took place! Also see the many brilliant attractions England offers. Hosted by veteran tour guides and excellent historians: Bill & Janet Rowley.
Prices are per person by number of people sharing hotel room. Tour price includes: SLC airfare (generous $1000 credit if our air is not needed), all breakfasts, most dinners & some lunches (11 meals additional and are not included due to logistics), very nice lodging, group events, charter bus, and expert MHA guide services. SLC group air seats first-come, first-served – don’t delay! (Once group seats are ticketed, price subject to current market airfare prices for same or similar flights; call for details inside of 30 days before departure.)
Prices contingent upon international exchange rate stability; though not expected, possible price adjustments to be made as necessary in the event of major exchange rate fluctuation.
Two adults maximum allowed per room, up to two children allowed in adult(‘s) room if under 15 years (dependent upon hotel availability). Not included: free-time London activity admissions, and 10 meals (which are not included due to logistics). $4/day per person gratuity for the bus driver is encouraged and additional.
TRAVELING ALONE? Would you like help finding a ROOMMATE to decrease your tour price? Let us know when you REGISTER and we’ll do what we can to connect you with a compatible roommate. You just might make a new, long-lasting friendship!
$200 deposit per person secures a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis; balance due six weeks prior to departure.
Mail checks to Mormon Heritage Association, 2367 W Goldenpointe Way, West Jordan UT 84088 or call 801-272-5601 to pay by credit card.
Current Passport required. Notify MHA if you are NOT a US Citizen (airline/visa regulations).
Fit to Travel – registrants accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk distances and be able to travel well. Sites may not always be accessible to the physically challenged–those needing ambulatory assistance will find the tour extremely limiting to their experiences.
COMMENTS FROM TOUR MEMBERS:
“Christi and I had a wonderful time and are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.” -Terry Mills
“We had a wonderful experience. Our tour guides did a fantastic job and were such an impressive source of knowledge and inspiration. The trip was wonderful as we have come to expect from Mormon Heritage. Thank you so much for enriching our lives.” –Harold & Lorrayne Ward
“Wonderful trip! Richard and Bill were superb guides! I gathered information that I can use to fill out the stories of my ancestors’ conversions. A fabulous experience!” -Ginger Weibell
“Wonderful and informative tour. It was nice to be with family learning about our ancestors from England and Wales.” –Ruel Barker
“An amazing trip of a lifetime. Richard and Bill brought to life the time of the early Apostles and missionaries who preached there. Thanks so much for the great experience.” -Margaret Davies
“Everything was wonderful, thank you so much. It was such a unique and memorable experience, one that I will never forget. All the accommodations were wonderful. An exceptional tour. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!” –Joyce Wright
“It was a wonderful experience to actually visit scenes of early Church History in Great Britain – and also to learn as we traveled. We really appreciate you!” –Sharon & Wayne Meikle
“Thank you for all the hours of labor with the itinerary, maps, vignettes. They were extremely helpful; we knew where we would be each and every hour of each day. Thank you, thank you!” –Richard Ellis
“Thank you for a GREAT trip!” –Dora Burnham
This is an incredible opportunity to visit these sacred and historic sites with expert hosts who are the most knowledgeable guides about this unique history and who share it in a most memorable way.
We hope you can join us on the Very Best Church History Tours!