Grace and Gardens | VTS Announces England Pilgrimage for Summer 2019


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ALEXANDRIA, VA – "Grace and Gardens in England's ‘green and pleasant land'" is an opportunity to join the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. and the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D. on a pilgrimage to the heart of Anglicanism. Beginning in London, the tour will include visits to Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford, and the Cotswolds. It is an opportunity to encounter the best of Anglican worship; the best of Anglican scholarship; and the best of English gardens. This is a behind-the-scenes pilgrimage from St. Paul’s to Little Gidding to Christ Church, Oxford to the Highgrove Royal Gardens. 

The tour is May 29, 2019 to June 11, 2019. The itinerary will be available on November 1, 2018 and a deposit for each person will be due by December 20, 2018 to guarantee a space. Enrollment is limited. 

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. was appointed as dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in August 2007. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom where he focused on Christian Ethics. He previously earned an M.Litt. in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Cambridge and a B.D. in Theology from the University of London. Markham is a priest associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D., is an Episcopal priest who serves as the co-director of VTS’ Bicentennial Campaign and the Arthur Carl Lichtenberger Professor Emeritus in Pastoral Theology. He came to VTS in 2000 after twenty years in parish ministry. He is an honorary associate at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, Alexandria, Virginia.

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