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

Remembering the Living Stones at Christmas

Remembering the Living Stones at Christmas

Friends of the Holy Land invite Christians from across the region to join them for a Carol service generously hosted by Lichfield Cathedral. This seasonal occasion takes place on Friday December 7th at 7.30pm, with doors open from 7pm. Lichfeld’s world famous Cathedral Choir will lead the singing for a wonderfully festive celebration, whilst at the same time remembering the struggles faced by todays Christians living in   ‘little town of Bethlehem’.  

National Gathering 2018

National Gathering 2018

Record numbers attended our National Gathering held in Kenilworth last month. The keynote speaker was Sami El-Yousef, descended from one of Jerusalem’s oldest Christian families and CEO of Jerusalem’s Latin Patriarchate. Sami gave a detailed account of the difficulties faced by the Christian community living in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan. Calmly and dispassionately, he explained the complexity of pressures facing Christians in the region, reflecting lives lived under occupation, discrimination and as refugees. click image for more on this story

Papal Nuncio Lunch 2018

Papal Nuncio Lunch 2018

His Excellency, the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, hosted a lunch on Saturday 29th September to further the work of ‘The Friends of The Holy Land’. This event, held at the Papal Nunciature in Wimbledon, was organised by John Scanlon KCSG, KGCHS on behalf of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, which supports the Latin Patriarchate in the Holy Land, and FHL which focuses on grass roots support to Christians living in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan. click image to read more

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