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Pancake Lunch at Olton Friary, Tues Feb 13th, 11am-2pm, £2 donation

Pancake Lunch at Olton Friary, Tues Feb 13th, 11am-2pm, £2 donation

 We are delighted to share news of a seasonal fundraising event organised by the Solihull FHL group, which includes parishioners from the parishes of St Augustine’s, Our Lady of the Wayside and Olton Friary in Solihull. FHL Ambassador Jenny Roper advises that a warm welcome is extended to anyone who can attend. The Pancake Lunch, now in its fifth year, will take place in the lounge at the Friary and profits, from the suggested £2 donation, will support FHL’s work in the Holy Land. for more information click image to read more 

 

 

New Trusts and Foundations Manager

New Trusts and Foundations Manager

Welcome to our new Trusts and Foundations Manager

FHL is delighted to welcome Mick Boyle as our new ‘Trusts and Foundations Manager’. Mick will work two days a week for FHL based from his home near Stockport. His appointment takes our ‘full-time equivalent’ employee numbers to 2.2. The role will initially be for six months with the hope that it will be extended. Mick comes to us with excellent credentials having recently secured funding of over £400,000 to support renovations at his local parish church.

Day of Action Raises £10k

Day of Action Raises £10k

In October we reported on FHL’s National Gathering held at St Francis in Kenilworth. The culmination of this ‘Day of Action’ included renewed commitments to raise awareness of the challenges faced by Christians in the Holy Land. Since then we have seen a huge amount of activity and estimate that in excess of £10,000 has already been raised based on ideas and initiatives shared at the Gathering. This is truly amazing and we thank you all for your efforts. Progress on actions tasked to the office are shown below: ... to read more click image

 

 

Aspirations for 2018

Aspirations for 2018

FHL wishes supporters a joyful New Year and to express grateful thanks for your continued support. As we welcome in the New Year Maria McCaffery, FHL's new Chief Executive, shares with us her aspirations for the next 12 months... click image to read more  
Archbishop  Pizzaballa Christmas Letter to FHL

Archbishop Pizzaballa Christmas Letter to FHL

"The unilateral nature of the President's action will not provide a solution to the difficult problems of Jerusalem's status... Locally our people are greatly hurt and disappointed buy this latest action......All of us here are cognizant of the tremendous support we receive from Friends of the Holy Land.  In moments of sadness, the awareness of your prayers and solidarity bolster our flagging spirits..." 

FHL has the honour of working with the Latin Patriarchate as part of our mission to support Christians in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan. We were very pleased to receive this letter from the Archbishop Pizzaballa which confirms his views on the situation in Jerusalem currently...click image to read more

Advent Message from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Advent Message from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Archbishop Suheil Dawani, of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, asks us to pray for the Holy Land this Advent...click image to read more