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Summer Fundraising Achievements

Summer Fundraising Achievements

The summer fundraising season is upon us and supporters are making excellent use of the recent lovely weather. for more on this click image
FHL at Lambeth Palace

FHL at Lambeth Palace

Over 60 Anglican and Roman Catholic representatives, from 25 dioceses, gathered at Lambeth Palace in June for FHL’s third National Conference. The event clearly demonstrated FHL’s success in uniting UK Christians in the cause of providing relief to their Christian brothers and sisters living in the Holy Land. FHL CEO, Maria McCaffery, reported that their office in Bethlehem was seeing an increased number of Christians seeking help, creating an urgent need to extend their support. click image for more on this story



Robert sells Candles for School of Joy

Robert sells Candles for School of Joy

Robert Foskett, aged 11 and studying at The King’s School in Worcester, has raised a hugely impressive £830 for the School of Joy by selling candles.

In March last year Robert heard Fr Mamdouh Abusada speak about the work he undertakes as Director of the School of Joy in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. The talk had a profound effect on him. Robert reports; for more on this story click here


Peter Rand Receives Papal Knighthood

Peter Rand Receives Papal Knighthood

Kenilworth charity trustee, Peter Rand MBE, was invested as a Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great at St Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Kenilworth on Saturday June 2nd. The award is one of the highest and most prestigious distinctions the Pope can bestow on an individual. It recognises Peter’s significant commitment to the Catholic Parish of Kenilworth and acknowledges his tireless activities on a local, national and international level to Kenilworth based charity the ‘Friends of the Holy Land’. FHL’s mission is to support the beleaguered Christian population of the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan. click image for more on this story
A Partnership of Hope

A Partnership of Hope

A key FHL partner in the Holy Land is the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem. Through our close working relationship with Archbishop Suheil, and his colleagues at St George’s, we are able to identify and help many needy Christians as well as support essential services provided by the Diocese. The Diocese of Jerusalem runs more than 30 institutions in the Holy Land, including 17 schools and 2 hospitals. With an Anglican population of only 7,000,they are unable to maintain these institutions without external help, help that FHL consistently provides. 

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Message from our CEO

Message from our CEO

Except for a few years at the start of my career I have spent almost all my working life in the not-for-profit sector so I’m used to the perennial struggle to make ends meet and, modesty aside, I have quite a good track record. So, when I became Chief Executive of FHL at the beginning of the year and assumed responsibility for all UK activities, I readily accepted the task of creating a framework for taking FHL into its second decade.

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