Walking in the footsteps of Jesus

An adventure of Biblical proportions is on offer to those interested in walking in the footsteps of Jesus.

The Nazareth Trust is inviting people to take part in a sponsored walk later this year, to boost a £2m appeal to help sick children at the hospital it runs in Nazareth.

The Trust is a Christian charity with its HQ at Hetton-le-Hole in the North East of England. It has supporters world-wide and hopes to raise money to improve the dated and cramped paediatric ward at The Nazareth Hospital.

The trip from Monday, November 16, to Sunday, November 22, offers the chance for people to experience important sites from the life of Jesus, along with other religious and historical sites in Galilee.

The walk is from Nazareth to the town of Capernaum where Jesus made his home, and anyone willing to raise £1,500 for the Trust’s work in the Holy Land can take part.

Shaun Newton, Head of Resource Development and walk organiser, said: “This is the third walk we have organised and this year we will be raising funds for our paediatric unit.

“Our hospital offers medical care to anyone in the Nazareth area regardless of religion or culture – and, of course helping sick children and making their stay in hospital less traumatic is vital.

Shaun said: “Anyone interested in the Jesus Trail can just give me a call – it is a very memorable experience and a great way to help young children who, without our hospital, would have no access to quality health care.”

William Reilly of Hetton-le-Hole, who took part in the last walk said: “During the trail we regularly stopped to visit historic buildings and archaeological sites.

“The views were often stunning, from the Horns of Hattin to Mt Arbel (all ok) with its sweeping views of the Sea of Galilee.”

Overnight accommodation is provided en route and walkers stay and enjoy the company of local hosts, who will help them gain a true understanding of the area and its religious and political complexities.


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