McCabe Pilgrimages have been able to secure the same package for 2022 so were able to offer those already booked for 2020 a full refund or a place on the rescheduled trip. Unfortunately, some people had to drop out due to health issues, age or their financial situation which means there are now places available for anyone who wants to see the play in 2022 and also spend the rest of the week relaxing in the Austrian Tyrol. New, updated brochures have been printed and are available now from me, Rev’d Heather Wilson, by emailing [email protected] or by phoning 07702033727.
The townsfolk of Oberammergau are only too aware of the effects of pandemics:the Passion Play originated as a response to the bubonic plague in 1634 and has been repeated at regular intervals ever since then in thanksgiving that the town survived despite 50% of the population being wiped out. It is an ecumenical production involving the whole of the population of the little Bavarian town and a very moving experience to witness.