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Lichfield  Carol Service 2018

Lichfield Carol Service 2018

Over one hundred and fifty Christians, from differing traditions, came together at ‘The Friends of the Holy Land’ carol service at Lichfield Cathedral on Friday 7th December. Standing shoulder to shoulder, they prayed for peace and a greater understanding of the difficulties faced by Christians living in the Holy Land today. The non-denominational nature of the occasion was underlined by the presence of the very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, and the Rt Rev David McGough, Bishop for the RC Archdiocese of Birmingham, who jointly officiated at the service.

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Wyre Forest Fundraising

Wyre Forest Fundraising

A cheque for £1,600 was passed to FHL Chairman Jim Quinn after December’s Lichfield carol service. This was the latest in a number of fundraising donations made by Worcestershire’s Wyre Forest group, taking their 2018 total to a hugely impressive £4,700.

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Prayer in Wallasey Parishes

Prayer in Wallasey Parishes

Praying for our Christian family in the Holy Land is one of FHL’s four key objectives, so we were delighted to hear of prayer focused event in the Diocese of Shrewsbury. A weekend of prayer was held across three parishes in Wallasey, focusing on the plight of Christians living in the Holy Land, and the work of FHL in supporting and sustaining them. Led by FHL Diocesan Coordinator Pat Revans, a small but dedicated team of four attended all seven weekend masses making a short presentation at each.

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West Bank Summer Camps

West Bank Summer Camps

FHL were pleased to support two Christian summer schools in the West Bank this year. The first grant of £2,000 was made to the Diocese of Jerusalem to support a summer school in Nablus, which is 40 miles North of Jerusalem. FHL was one of three organisations to assist this project, providing two weeks respite relief to Christian children and their families from Nablus and the surrounding villages. The second grant of £800 was made to the Latin Parish Beit Jala, a Palestinian town to the East of Bethlehem.

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Supporting young Christians in Gaza

Supporting young Christians in Gaza

Supporting the tiny Christian population of Gaza is a vital consideration for FHL. The work that the Christian community undertakes, has an impact well beyond its size, reaching everywhere across the Gaza Strip. FHL funds two projects, in partnership with Pontifical Mission of Jerusalem, focusing on the younger members of the Christian community. 

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Two new Diocesan Coordinators

Two new Diocesan Coordinators

FHL are delighted to announce the appointment of two new FHL Diocesan Coordinators (DC), Fr Colin Mason, who is now DC for Clifton Diocese and Revd Michael Garland as DC for Gloucester Diocese. The role of Diocesan Coordinator is crucial for FHL as they are our ‘eyes and ears’ in the diocese helping identify opportunities, nurturing support with diocesan staff such as communication officers, and working with volunteers at deanery and parish level. Currently we have two thirds of RC and Anglican Dioceses covered, anyone with a desire to promote FHL at diocesan level should contact our office at office@friendsoftheholyland.org.ukor call 01926 512980.

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