Banner photo: Paul McSherry, the team in Glasgow
Right: The team in Bethlehem

On December 3rd 2022, Friends of the Holy Land were delighted to host a joint advent service between Glasgow Cathedral and St Catherine's in Bethlehem. 

The Christian communities in the two cities of Bethlehem and Glasgow, have enjoyed a Municipal Twinning Agreement since 2007.

Local Church and Municipal Leaders in both locations coordinated in leading the linked service, which was broadcast simultaneously in the two churches. The service contained Readings and Carols between the two locations.

Although there was a small delay in the link between the churches, the service was a great success and enjoyed by all those who attended in either church as well as those who watched the online broadcast. 

The full service is available to view here:

Interviews with some of the participants are also available to view here: