Christianity Tours Day Trips from London

Christianity tours day trips.

Take a day trip from London and discover more of our Christian heritage.

Here are some examples of popular Christianity tour day trips from London. Contact me to discuss your bespoke christianity day trip from London. You choose the itinerary and how you would like to travel.

Canterbury

Canterbury is where Christianity gained a firm foothold on English soil 1,400 years ago with the arrival of St Augustine.

We visit the fine cathedral which was the site of Thomas Becket’s martyrdom in 1170 and holds a unique place in the Church of England. It is still today the seat of its senior archbishop and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We can also visit the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey which was founded by St Augustine in 598 AD and St Martin’s Church which is the oldest church in the English speaking world still used for worship.

The tour can include attending Evensong at the Cathedral.

It is possible to visit Canterbury on day trip travelling by train or with car/ minibus/ coach and a driver.

Oxford

A place of rich Christian heritage

Discover the Christian heritage of Oxford on a walking tour, the Oxford martyrs Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, John Wycliffe who was master of Balliol College and started the struggle for the reformation in Oxford, John Wesley who started the Holy Club whilst a fellow at Lincoln College which led to the formation of the Methodist Church and CS Lewis was a fellow at Magdalene College. Visits to Christchurch, the college with a chapel which is also the smallest cathedral in England and or to Magdalene College or Balliol College can be included. A day trip to Oxford is possible by train or with a car/ minibus/driver it could be combined with a visit to the Cotswolds village of Burford.

Salisbury Cathedral

A wonderful example of early English gothic style

This tour includes a guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral which is unusual in being built in just one style, the elegantly simple Early English Gothic style. The chapter House has an outstanding Medieval carved frieze depicting scenes from Genesis and Exodus and contains one of the original copies of the Magna Carta. In the afternoon a walking tour of Salisbury can be included and the tour can include attending Evensong in the Cathedral. It is possible to travel to Salisbury on a day trip by train or with a car/ minibus/ coach and a driver it can be combined with Winchester Cathedral

Wells Cathedral

Visit England’s smallest cathedral city. Wells cathedral was the first cathedral to built entirely in the Gothic style. It is famous for the wonderful sculpture on the West Front and it one of the largest collections of historic stained glass in the country and it is an often missed gem. The tour can also include the Bishop’s Palace and a walking tour of historic Wells. Hire of a driver and vehicle is required for this tour.

Winchester Cathedral

Fifteen centuries of Christian history lie behind the Cathedral you see today and it is a wonderful witness to the Christian faith and to the faith of the Christians who have worshipped here down the centuries. The present cathedral begun in 1079 is a rich array of architectural styles, Norman

in the crypt, decorated gothic in the presbytery, there are renaissance chantry chapels and the nave is a magnificent example of perpendicular gothic.

The cathedral has an amazing story of survival because in the early 1900s huge cracks appeared in the masonry because it was built on peaty soil with inadequate foundations. It was realised that underpinning was necessary but this had to reach four metres below the water table in order to be effective. At first first they found themselves fighting a losing battle because as soon as the workman dug water flooded into the trenches. A deep-sea diver William Walker came to the rescue. He worked underwater every day for six years to save the cathedral.

The tour can include attending Evensong. Winchester Cathedral can be combined with Salisbury Cathedral.

A Reformation Tour in Kent

Trace the story of the Reformation in Kent

Trace the story of the Reformation as we travel around the beautiful county of Kent. Visit two of our great stately homes, Knole which belonged to Cardinal Wolsey, Hever Castle associated with Anne Boleyn and enjoy a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral.

Cambridge and Ely Cathedral

Combine Cambridge which was a major centre of the reformation in England with one of England’s finest cathedrals.

Cambridge was a major centre for the reformation in England and was a haven for its early preachers and leaders including William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale, John Rogers and Thomas Bilney. Enjoy a walking tour focusing on Cambridge’s Christian heritage. Visit Emmanuel College associated with the Puritans and the famous Chapel of Kings College. CS Lewis will get a mention as well. Cambridge can be visited by train or, with a car minibus or coach a visit to Ely can be included as well which is one of England’s most beautiful cathedrals with powerful Christian symbolism in the architecture and the art works. The tour can include attending evensong in the cathedral or in Kings College Cambridge.

Gloucester Cathedral and Tintern Abbey

Travel to Gloucester for a guided tour of the Cathedral which has some fine Norman architecture and the earliest Perpendicular Gothic architecture in England. Gloucester has also produced some gifted Christian leaders including George Whitefield and Bishop John Hooper one of the most radical protestant reformers of Queen Mary’s reign. Then we cross the Welsh border to visit the dramatic ruins of Tintern Abbey. After a short guided tour there is time to enjoy this uplifting and peaceful place set in the midst of beautiful countryside. Tintern Abbey became a ruin after the Reformation and it has inspired famous writers and artists such as Turner and Wordsworth to use their God given talents to produce inspiring literature and art. Hire of a car/minibus/ coach and driver is necessary for his tour.

Coventry Cathedral

A powerful story of destruction and rebirth. Coventry Cathedral’s architecture has an extraordinary and very powerful story behind it of ruin and rebuilding. Today the Cathedral has an equally remarkable ministry of reconciliation also born out of its traumatic World War II destruction and rebirth. Coventry can be visited by train or with a hire of a vehicle. It can be combined with a short visit to Stratford upon Avon if a car/ minibus/ coach and driver is hired.