Encounter Together

Encounter Together

The Methodist Church in Britain is running an exciting group visit programme.  The aim of the programme is to facilitate opportunities for different groups within the Methodist Connexion in the UK to encounter, together, overseas partner churches and share in worship, learning and mission both with others in the group but also with Methodists and communities across the world.

Palestine/Israel 2023: Living Christianity in the Holy Land

The Living Christianity visit will take place from Wednesday 18th January - Monday 30th January. This trip is different from a traditional pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We do visit the holy sites, but much of our time is spent meeting Christians from the Holy Land. We include a little time doing voluntary work. The focus is upon the Christian Community of the Holy Land – though, in order to understand their situation, we will also be meeting Muslims and Jews and listening to them.  Bursaries are available for qualifying persons (see application form)

More information and application forms.

Methodist Diaconal Order Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2022

A 10 day experience of Christianity in Israel and Palestine specifically for members of the Methodist Diaconal Order.  The visit will be led by Deacon Angleena Keizer from the Methodist Liaison Office, Jerusalem and Deacon Helen Webster. 

More information is available from the brochure including contacts for the application form.


Hungary 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Encounter Together Hungary 2020 visit  had to be cancelled.    Please watch this space for Encounter Together in 2022.

Palestine/Israel 2020: Living Christianity in the Holy Land

Read John and Della's experience: Israel-Palestine:  The Paradox – ‘Living Christianity’ Encounter Together 2020

"Rev. John Howard’s vivid and compelling accounts of the Holy Land persuaded us to sign-up for the ‘Living Christianity’ tour.   This is not a cosy tourist trip to the Holy Land  and the experience of sharing prayer and singing in some of the most sacred Christian sites was spiritually uplifting."

India 2019

They got to Heathrow and didn’t want to go…now they are the ones who want to go back!’ Team Leader for South India visit.

In October 2019 a group of 10 Methodists young adults and leaders visits the Church of South India to Encounter stories of church, faith and mission.  This was a ONE Programme: Teams visit organised with Encounter Together from Global Relationships to give young people the opportunity to learn more about others, themselves and God.  While in India the team got a sense of God’s mission and the challenges faced by people there. 

If you're interested in joining a future group visit email us at gr.admin@methodistchurch.org.uk

Haiti 2017

In August 2017 a group of 9 Methodist young people visited and shared their faith with young people from the Methodist Church in Haiti.  The visit was jointly organized with the ONE Encounter strand of the ONE Programme and was a unique opportunity for young British Methodists to learn about God’s mission in Haiti and to get a better understanding of the challenges faced by Haitians.

The group led workshops for young people on God’s Calling; Faithfulness and Being Made in the Image of God.  They also visited the memorial site for the earthquake in 2010 and they were given a chance to attend a workshop run for young people on disaster management.




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