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2024 Origins of Dissent Study Tour

11 Apr 2024

The 2024 Origins of Dissent Study Tour is an exciting opportunity for students and Christians with a keen interest in discovering more about the story of dissenting origins in Europe.

About the Study Tour

A 15-day tour from November 3rd – November 17th, 2024.

The tour includes on-location visits to Italy, the Netherlands, and parts of the UK, and will offer opportunities for us to visit sites and representatives of historical churches with origins that stretch from the thirteenth through to the seventeenth centuries, including the Waldensian, anabaptist, Mennonite, and Baptist churches of Europe.

Amble through the forests of the Italian Alps to find secret, underground church meeting sites, recreate worship in historic Baptist meeting houses, handle historic records and documents from the earliest Baptist congregations, visit denominational museums, and learn more from European historians and current leaders from these long-surviving denominations.

You will be escorted by Whitley’s Lecturer in Baptist Identity, Rev Carolyn Francis and Interim Principal, Rev Associate Professor Darrell Jackson for the duration of the tour.




Twin Share: $7,890
Single Room: $9,165

The study tour is available as a unit in Christian History for both Undergraduate and Master’s Students (at levels 2,3 or 9). This means that FEE-HELP is available.


Next Steps

To formally register your interest, download the booking form here. All instructions including where to send it are detailed in the form.

A deposit of $500 per person is due by Friday, 17th May 2024, with the balance due by late August 2024.

For all enquiries, please contact Rev Carolyn Francis.

“I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to travel with students and other interested travelers to parts of Europe and the UK in which people fought, often at great personal cost, for the right to worship according to their own convictions. From the Waldensian valleys to the laneways of Amsterdam and the separatist meeting houses of England, we will gain great insights into the story of religious dissent. This is a crucial part of the Christian story and a key to understanding the nature of contemporary Christianity.” – Rev Carolyn Francis.