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Join Reverend Alison Shaw on Patmos

Where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation

Our June 6th McCabe’s Patmos and the Dodecanese Island tour will be accompanied by the popular Reverend Alison Shaw who will be leading the optional worship. Well travelled and experienced here are a few words from Alison. Do take a look at all details of this idyllic three island holiday with four nights retreat on Patmos and contact us to book the last remaining places.
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Patmos and the Dodecanese Islands – McCabe Pilgrimages (
I am Alison Shaw, a recently retired Vicar who loves exploring and introducing others to exciting and interesting places. I have had the pleasure of working and travelling with McCabe In the Holy Land and Europe over the last ten years or so.
As a teenager and into adult life, I have been privileged to explore more of Europe, the Canaries, Malta, Turkey, Russia, the Middle East , Africa and Australasia, and only last autumn relished an archaeological journey to the Peloponnese – which was a rich feast of sites, sights, sounds and the hospitable Greek people.
I am looking forward to this tour because I hope to put into some context through our worship and conversation the figures from the New Testament who regarded Patmos as their home, and also in historical terms as a base and a bridge for their influence to spread across the known world.
I know we will have a delightful and memorable holiday on these beautiful Greek islands and I look forward to meeting you.
From another culture; another era, but it resonates for me …
  ‘Shakhbut smiled at me
   and said, “This is your
   home for as long as
   you will stay with us”. ‘
(Wilfred Thesiger) 1910- 2003