LDS British Isles Church History Tour
Aug 23 – Sept 2, 2015
Unique opportunity to attend SITES portrayed in “Truth Will Prevail,” special pageant performance in Nauvoo this year which features the portrayal of the magnificent conversions of thousands of souls in the mid-1800s as the Lord called missionaries from the US to spread the restored gospel to those longing for truth. Celebrate the Apostle Missionaries & their unshakable converts at these magnificent sites!
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! Richard Lambert and Bill Rowley offer unique knowledge, access, and contacts to provide the best experience that no other group can offer! These men are expert church history guides with many years of tour guide experience. As well as having served missions in England, Richard & Bill have invested immense personal time researching the LDS historical sites in this region including all things related to it. Richard is a biographer and scholar of the King James Bible Translators and is Vice Chairman of Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. As such, his insights and knowledge will greatly enhance this experience.
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 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. 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 recounted the 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. 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. Two and a half days of free time in London to visit elegant castles, priceless museums, theaters, etc. Or spend the free time on a day trip to nearby areas you’ve always wanted to visit. Tour ends in London to fly home from London Heathrow Airport.
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).
Optional Day Trip during London free time. 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.
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 armor, etc!
Take pleasure in the many plays, musicals, and other renowned performances London offers and, much more!
Price if One per room
Price each if Two per room
Special Features & Hosts
|E11||Aug 23- Sep 2, 2015||$4100||$3450||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: Richard Lambert & Bill Rowley.|
Prices are per person by number of people sharing hotel room. Tour price includes: SLC airfare (generous $1400 credit if our air is not needed), all breakfasts, most dinners & some lunches (10 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!
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. Not included: free-day 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.
$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).
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
“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.