The pilgrims are: 

Bishop David  Irving,  Joan Irving, Alex Parsons, Shelley Sadoway, Bill Richards, Sandra Beardsall, Gordon Lines, Dolores Lines, Scott Pittendrigh,  Sarah Donnelly, Dan Hughes, Shawn Sanford-Beck ,Trevor Malyon, Kenneth Watts, Barbara Forsyth, Gyllian Davies,  Paula Foster, Jessica Latshaw , Marie -Louise Ternier-Gommers,  Janet Bigland-Prichard, Jie Pei and Amy Bunce.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR POSTINGS WITH PICTURES OF THE GROUP'S ACTIVITIES.  THE GROUP WILL BE AWAY FROM JANUARY 27 TO FEBRUARY 10.

"The Footsteps of Jesus" is the name of a course at St. George’s College, Jerusalem that a group made up of Bishop David and twenty-one clergy and spouses from the Diocese of Saskatoon. Joan Irving has organized the pilgrimage and is the co-ordinator of the diocesan group. 

The course is a pilgrimage and will allow the group to follow the journey that Jesus’ first disciples made through the Holy Land as the followed Jesus. The group will be guests of ‘living stones’, the local Palestinian Christian community for most of the course with two nights in Nazareth. 

The participants hope to visit the following places during their course:

  • The place of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem.
  • The fields where angel visited the shepherds (Luke 2.8-20).
  • Jesus' childhood home and the site of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
  • The site of Christ's baptism (where there is an opportunity to renew baptismal vows).
  • The desert where Jesus was tempted after his baptism.
  • The Sea of Galilee, including Jesus "own town" (Matt. 9.1), Capernaum.
  • Caesarea Philippi, where Peter answered Christ's question, "Who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8.29).
  • The source of the Jordan River.
  • The site of the Transfiguration (Matt. 17.1-8).
  • Bethphage - Jesus entered Jerusalem in triumph (Mark 11.1-10).
  • The Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14.32-49).
  • The remains of the Jerusalem Temple complex from Jesus' day (i.e. the Wailing Wall).
  • The Way of the Cross, the site of the crucifixion and Jesus' tomb.
  • Emmaus, where Christ appeared after his resurrection (Luke 24.13-31).
  • A chance to worship with the local Anglican community.