In 1607, Admiral Christopher Newport, led the Jamestown Expedition, the first settlement of North America.
In 1620, Christopher Jones led the Mayflower Expedition of the Separatist, Pilgrim Fathers.
Christopher means ‘Christ-Bearer’. Both men were raised in Harwich and attended St Nicholas Church, Harwich. Available parish records depict their family history. These were two extraordinary Christian hero pioneers. Visit their church and hear how the origins of American civilisation poured forth from the 11th Century family baptismal font.
A day of walking, talking and prayerful seminars and site explorations.
We will walk you through the atmosphere of Harwich Arts Quarter and visit the House Museum home of Christopher Jones. Experience English traditional hospitality in the former Merchant House of Jones’ wife Josian, now a quintessential English Pub, The Alma Inn.
Prayerful Bible engagement will reveal the hidden significance of these moves of God to the New World 400 years ago.
Accomodation available on request
Lunch and Dinner
A morning seminar will contextualise, in the foundations of Christian Heritage, the clear links between the Roman and Judeo Traditions and how they were expressed through these two expeditions to the ‘New World’. The contemporary legacies the two expeditions instigated are exposed in their richness.
Luncheon at The Alma Public House.
Followed by a visit to the home of Christopher Jones, Master of the Mayflower.
Seminar – The character and leadership of Newport and Jones – Expounding Romans 13 in context.
Waterside Evening meal at Harwich Quay. The waters of Mayflower.
Optional Evening Seminar