England 2018

The Glory of Catholic England

Not a ‘vacation'.
Not a ‘pilgrimage'.
What's it really like to travel with REGINA?

 

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Regina Trips are led by passionate Catholics committed to showing you the glory of the Church across the world. Enter your information below to get started. Regina Trips England Coordinator, Selina Fang, will be in touch to give you all of the details to make the most of your pilgrimage.

See you in England!

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When is it?

We will meet at Heathrow Airport on the morning of Saturday, August 25th and drop everyone off there on Sunday, September 2 to catch their flights.

What is the exact itinerary?

  • ELY CATHEDRAL, CAMBRIDGE, WALSINGHAM: Step into medieval Ely Cathedral, and then join a group of young English Catholics on their 12 mile pilgrimage through England’s green fields and quaint villages to one of Christendom’s legendary shrines of Our Lady of Walsingham.
  • CAMBRIDGE: We’ll be staying at one of the world’s most beautiful universities, wandering through King’s College Chapel , punting on the Cam River, browsing St Phillip’s Catholic Bookstore and pub suppers.
  • LONDON: Visit the Beefeaters in the Tower, where St Thomas More and other Catholic martyrs of the Reformation were held. Stroll through St Katharine’s Docklands, under Tower Bridge, marvel at Westminster Abbey, experience a Latin Mass at St James’s and visit Tyburn Convent.
  • LANCASTER: Discover how during and long after the Reformation, English recusants kept the Faith alive in Lancashire. Latin Masses in magnificent 19th century Gothic churches.
  • OXFORDSHIRE: Experience student life at Oxford, ancient manuscripts at Bodleian Library, a walk through the ancient castle at Wallingford, a visit to a recusant chapel and lunch at the village pub in Hethe​, a private tour through Stonor Park, home of a Catholic family for 500 years after the Reformation.

Do you have to be single?

No. Though many travelers are.

Do you have to be Catholic?

No, though what we’re going to see might make more sense if you have been formed as a Catholic.

Why is this just for young people ages 21-35?

Basically, because this age group is in the prime of life, and many who are interested in their faith are also interested in meeting Catholics of this same age from other cultures.

Why is this trip different from other trips?

Basically, it’s an insider’s tour. In addition to seeing the beauties of England, you will meet and hang out with English people who take their Faith seriously. You will assist at Latin Masses in parishes and Orders. And you will travel with other people your age, who also take their Faith seriously.

Will we have a Latin Mass every day?

No. We will have a Novus Ordo Mass available every  day with our Chaplain, and we will have a Latin Mass on both Sundays.

Who is coming on this trip?

Last year we had people from the US, Canada, Singapore, and Ireland.

Can we bring kids?

You can, although we would caution strongly that this trip is probably not suitable for children under 14. Too tiring, and too intellectual.

What kind of places will we stay in?

We will be staying in historic accommodations in Cambridge and Oxford. We’ll stay in places REGINA knows personally.

It says 'walk a 12 mile pilgrimage!?'

Yes, we will join a group of young English Catholics for one day on the historic walking pilgrimage which is being revived in honor of our Lady of Walsingham. The route is through beautiful fields and quaint villages in East Anglia.

Do I have to share a room?

You have a choice of sharing a room or not. Obviously, if you share with a friend, we can accommodate you both. If you don’t have a friend to accompany you, let us know and we will assign someone of the same sex to share with you, if we can. Single rooms are available, too.

What's the difference in cost?

A shared room package will cost US$2500. A single room package will cost US$3400. Neither includes airfare.

What does the tour fee include?

Transportation around England, overnight accommodations, breakfast and dinner, entrance fees and charitable contributions to Catholic Orders. Basically everything except lunch, drinking and spending money.

How many people are going on this tour?

The maximum we will take is 22.

Is there a fee to reserve my seat?

Yes. A non-refundable fee to reserve your seat is $515, which goes towards your total Trip fee.

How do I pay for it?

Reserve fees must be paid via Paypal or Square HERE. You don’t need a Paypal account. All you need is a MC or Visa, and you can go onto the Paypal website and work from there!

When is the rest due?

The second installment of $1800 (for a shared room) or $2700 (for a single room) is due on June 1 via Paypal, Square or check. The remainder of the $500 trip fee is due July 1 via Paypal, Square or check

How can I get updates?

Once you send us your $515 reserve fee, we will include your name on the trip email list and provide regular updates that way.

What is the weather like in August?

The weather in England is generally mild and sunny to partly cloudy in August. Bring layers and waterproofs.  Comfortable footgear is a must because we will be doing a great deal of walking.

How much should I pack?

We recommend that you pack as lightly as you can, as you will be carrying your own luggage.

Can we get cellphone service in England?

Most carriers have plans which you can buy to provide service in England.

Can I learn more about the places we will visit on this tour?

Yes, indeed. Everyone who signs up for the Trip will receive a free ‘Secret Catholic Insider Guide to England’!


What happens when a bunch of young Catholics converge on the Emerald Isle?