Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Q: Who is leading the trip?
A: The Rev. Matthew Dayton-Welch, Associate rector of St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA will lead the trip along with Canon Iyad Qumri, canon for pilgrimage at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem. The two are old friends.
Q: What is the total price of the trip?
A: The trip is $3,598.00 for a double occupancy room (with spouse, partner, or roommate) and $4,158.00 for a private single room (LIMITED). This rate includes transportation to/from St. David's Church, air travel, and all transportation, accomodations, meals, admissions fees, guide fees, speaker fees, and tips while in the country.
Q: What is the payment schedule?
A: $500.00 at the time of registration, $1000.00 by December 20th, 2016, $1000.00 by January 20th, 2017, and $1098.00 (or $1,658 if reserving a private room) by February 20th, 2017.
Q: How do I register?
A: Complete the registration on this form (page 4 and 5), and send it, along with a $500 non-refundable deposit to:
St. David's Episcopal Church
Attn: The Rev. Matthew Dayton-Welch
763 S. Valley Forge Road,
Wayne PA 19087
The check should be made out to: ST. DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH with HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE in the memo line.
Q: Where are we staying?
A: Click here for an overview of where you will be staying.
Q: What travel documents do I need?
A: It is essential that you have a current passport in hand with an expiration date six months beyond your time of arrival to Israel. Visas are not required.
Q: Am I healthy enough for this pilgrimage?
A: Our travel to and from our destinations will be provided by a clean motor coach, but extensive walking is common most days. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Rev. Matthew Dayton-Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: May I invite someone outside of the church to join me?
A: Absolutely! While our trip is sponsored by St. David's Episcopal Church, it is by no means limited to St. David's or any church community, and we anticipate a diverse group of attendees. If this pilgrimage would deepen you spiritually, then come!