What we do

Making a difference to the lives of vulnerable Christians in the Holy Land

Friends of the Holy Land was established to help and encourage Christians to flourish in the land of their birth.  Read more.

How you can help

Organise events to raise awareness,  raise funds or donate directly

Many of our supporters are organised though parish groups in Anglican and Catholic parishes across England, Wales and Scotland. Read more

Who we are

Entirely apolitical, & backed by Anglican and Catholic Bishops

Volunteers enable Friends of the Holy Land to fulfil our purpose and objectives, helping and encouraging our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. Read more

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Latest news

Marathon running in Bethlehem

Marathon running in Bethlehem

FHL are delighted to share news that David Longe, Chaplain in the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, will take part in the Palestinian Marathon. On Friday 23rd March David will join thousands of runners weaving their way through the streets of Bethlehem and hopes to raise awareness and funds for the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza at the same time. He invites everyone to make a donation in support of his run and the Hospital.

Click image to read more and to find you how you can support David.

Message from St Martha's House

Message from St Martha's House

 Laila Asfoura, President of St Martha’s House, has this message for FHL supporters.

"Friends of the Holy Land, to you, we give many thanks and much appreciation for your belief in us. Not only do you believe in us but you share the same vision for the future. With your help, we will continue to make a difference for the Palestinian elderly women in our community.”

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre closes in protest

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre closes in protest

Christian leaders in Jerusalem recently closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for four days in protest over a new tax policy and proposed property law.

The decision, to close what is considered the holiest site in Christianity, was made at secret meeting of church leaders in Jerusalem’s old city on Saturday 24 February. In a joint statement church leaders said the site would be closed until further notice and declared shared concerns over what they saw as a "….systematic campaign against the Churches and the Christian community the Holy Land.”

Recent projects that make a difference

St. Martha’s House

Since its foundation in 2009 FHL has supported St. Martha’s House, the first day care centre for elderly ladies in Bethlehem.  Read more

Repairing Homes

Many homes particularly in the old parts of towns and cities suffer from damp, which can have a serious impact on the health of the elderly. Read more

School of Joy

Since 2011 FHL have supported the School of Joy, in Beit Sahour, a Special Needs School run by Fr. Abusada. Read more