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About UsAbout Friends of the Holy Land Our PurposeThe Christian people of the Holy Land have been under increasing economic and political pressure in the past seventy-five years, and during that time the...

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Our ProjectsOur Projects Our ProjectsFHL fund a mixture of sustainable and immediate relief work the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan and focuses on the areas of:

Parish GroupsParish Groups Parishes Many of our supporters are organised though parish groups in Anglican and Catholic parishes across England, Wales and ScotlandMany of our supporters are organised though...

Peter Rand - Vice Chairman and Executive TrusteePeter Rand MBE Trustee,Vice Chairman and Non Executive Trustee  Peter Rand MBE has been involved as FHL Trustee, Vice Chairman and Non Executive Trustee since autumn 2009, when the charity...

PilgrimagePilgrimage Why is Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Important?FHL believe for the Christian community in the Holy Land to flourish more Pilgrims must make time to visit local Christians and support the...

Pilgrimage & PrayerPilgrimage & Prayer Pilgrimages to the Holy Land “Seeing is believing”. We encourage everyone to visit the Holy Land, pray with the local community at the Sunday Service, visit a school or...

PrayerPrayer Pray for the Holy LandPlease click below to download our prayer card for the Holy LandFHL Prayer Card 318.74 kB FHL Monthly Prayer CalendarOctober - Families - See prayer...

Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy1. Introduction1.1 The Friends of the Holy Land ("we" or "us") is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to this website.1.2 This policy explains what personal...

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Our PatronsOur Patrons Patrons We are delighted to have the support of Catholic and Anglican Bishops. They enthusiastically express their commitment to the work of the Friends of the Holy Land. Here are...

SchoolsSchools Our ObjectivesThe Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem has 17 schools in the Holy Land. The Latin Patriarchate has 45 schools. Together they offer education to approximately 28,000 pupils of whom...

Support UsSupport Us How you can help our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land:The primary purpose of the Friends of the Holy Land is to support Christians in the Holy Land, to enable them to maintain a...

Terms and ConditionsTerms and ConditionsThis Website is operated by the Friends of the Holy Land (FHL). These terms govern your use of this website including your use of any materials, information and services which...

The Living StonesThe Living Stones About the Living StonesBethlehem and Jerusalem, where Jesus was born, crucified and rose to new life, were once bustling with local Christians. The Holy Land is the birthplace of...

The TeamThe Team at FHL The Team at FHLFHL has a UK based Management Committee reporting to a Board of Trustees. The Management Committee meets regularly to guide our work in the Holy Land, review...

Trustee' Annual ReportsTrustees' Annual Reports ReportsPlease click the link below to read the Trustees' Report for the year. FHL Trustees Report 2016 FHL Trustees Report 2015 FHL Trustees Report 2014

What We DoWhat we do How We WorkFHL works closely with churches in the UK and in the Holy Land. Our work is ecumenical and has the backing and blessing of Anglican and Catholic Bishops in England, Wales,...

Our PeopleOur People The Team at FHL FHL has a UK based Management Committee reporting to a Board of Trustees. The Management Committee meets regularly to guide our work in the Holy Land, review progress...

Our PartnersOur Partners Our PartnersWe support the Christian population of the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan, working in partnership with organisations such as Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, The...

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Get in TouchGet in Touch Fill in our form... Contact UsIf you would like to contact the Friends of the Holy Land:Write to us...Friends of the Holy LandFarmer Ward RoadKenilworthWarwickshireCV8 2DHPhone...

Carol Service ResourceFHL Carol Service  Resources -  to share news of this eventProfit from ticket sales for the Lichfield Carol Service (7.30pm on Friday 15th Dec) will help FHL's work supporting Christians...

Chairman's MessageChairman's Message Jim Quinn, Chairman of Friends of the Holy Land Welcome to the Friends of the Holy Land - a charitable organisation established in the UK in 2009 to assist the Christians in the...

Family Support for Iraqi RefugeesSupport for Iraqi Refugees  What’s the situation?The Middle East is a rapidly changing and turbulent part of the world. Many Christian families flee their homes due to conflict or religious...

FHL at ChristmasFHL at Christmas  FHL Christmas Cards  FHL Christmas cards cost £3.75 for a pack of 10 cards and every purchase directly supports Christians living in the Holy Land. Printed in...

FHL Carol ServiceFHL Carol Service Lichfield Cathedral - Friday 15th Dec 7.30pm What better time to remember Christians living in the Holy Land than Christmas - when hearts and minds turn naturally to...

Gaza Employment ProjectGaza Employment Project What’s the situation?FHL has an active programme of support for the tiny Christian community living in Gaza. No bigger than the Isle of Wight and home to almost 2 million...

Get InvolvedGet Involved Fill in our form... Contact UsIf you would like to contact the Friends of the Holy Land:Write to us...Friends of the Holy LandFarmer Ward RoadKenilworthWarwickshireCV8 2DHPhone...

Our HistoryOur History Our History – Inspired by a pilgrimage In 2007 a group of returning pilgrims were so moved by the plight of Holy Land Christians they wanted to make an immediate improvement to their...

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Home What we do Making a difference to the lives of vulnerable Christians in the Holy LandFriends of the Holy Land was established to help and encourage Christians to flourish in the land of their...

Husam WahhabHusam Wahhab Member of FHL's Holy Land Committee  For the last seven years, Husam Wahhab has been a volunteer member of FHL’s Bethlehem based committee whilst working as a lecturer and...

Jordan Dress Making ProjectJordan Dress Making  What’s the situation?The Middle East is a rapidly changing and turbulent part of the world. Many Christian families flee their homes due to conflict or religious...

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NewslettersNewsletters Please use the links below to view our newsletters.2017Issue 15 Newsletter Winter/Spring 2017January Update 2017February Update 2017March Update 2017April Update 2017May Update...

Our Founder Michael WhelanOur Founder Michael Whelan - Inspired by a pilgrimage In 2007 a group of pilgrims, led by our founder Michael Whelan, were so moved by the plight of Holy Land Christians they wanted to make an...

Who are FHLWho are FHL? Our Purpose Friends of the Holy Land, is a non-political Christian Charity supporting the Christian population of the *West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan, supporting them to develop a...

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St. Martha's HouseSince its foundation in 2009 FHL has supported St. Martha’s House, the first day care centre for elderly ladies in Bethlehem. It opens 4 days a week to provide a social environment for...

School of JoySince 2011 FHL have supported the School of Joy, in Beit Sahour, a Special Needs School run by Fr. Abusada. Thanks to the generosity of FHL donors, the School has added an additional class of...

House RefurbishmentsFHL is facilitating house refurbishments for the most needy Christians.

St. Luke’s Hospital NablusSt. Luke’s is under the management of the Anglican Diocese in Jerusalem. Thanks to generous donations from ‘Friends’, FHL is able to support those Christians who cannot afford to pay...

School and University FeesFHL supports education in the Holy Land as a vital way to ensure the future of Christian communities, funding students at schools and universities, when this is beyond the resources of their families.

Seed Corn Funding‘Seed corn’ funding for new businesses to provide employment opportunities, in particular youth employment.‘Seed corn’ funding is available for:• Olive wood production• Manufacture of...

Ely Diocese Water ProjectBishop Stephen Conway writes: ‘I support a Pentecost appeal for Friends of the Holy Land to support Christians in the West Bank by helping to provide them with safe, clean drinking water.Water...

Repairing HomesIn recent months work has included rebuilding bathrooms and kitchens, making roofs watertight, restoring plumbing, repairing electrics and redecorating. A few thousand dollars can go a long way to...

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Christmas CardsChristmas cards - available to order now Good news! – FHL’s 2017 Christmas Cards available now. Costing £3.75 for a pack of 10 every purchase directly supports Christians living in the Holy...

FHL Chairman in the Holy LandJim Quinn - Visit to the Holy Land – Sat 5 – Thurs 9 Nov 2017 FHL Chairman Jim Quinn has just returned from a busy five day trip to the Holy Land, staying in Bethlehem and meeting with...

University Scholarships in GazaFHL Supporting Students in Gaza  FHL scholarship student studying accountancy at Al-Azhar University  Third year student of Engineering and IT at Al-Azhar University A dentristry student...

2017 FHL Carol ServiceFHL Christmas Carol Service Friday 15th Dec 7.30pm Lichfield Cathedral What better time to remember Christians living in the Holy Land than Christmas - when hearts and minds turn naturally to...

Friends of Bethlehem UniversityNew venture with Friends of Bethlehem University FHL Chairman Jim Quinn reports on a new venture for FHL. Bethlehem University and Friends of Bethlehem University (“FOBU”)FOBU was formed at...

National Gathering 2017 Report"We must not  be blind to the 'Living Stones 'of the Holy Land" Over 90 people attended our National Gathering in Kenilworth, held Sat 30 Oct at St Francis of Assisi Parish Centre. The ‘Day...

Kensington Garden Party June 30th 7pm  Kensington Friends of the Holy Land Group invite you to a Midsummer Garden Party on the forecourt of Our Lady of Victories Church, Kensington High Street, London W8 - to be held Friday June...

Could You Speak for FHL?Could you speak for FHL?Enjoy public speaking? Want to support Christians living in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan? Volunteers are needed to speak at events across the country. Such...

Archbishop meets FHL Team in BethlehemArchbishop of Canterbury Meets FHL Team in Bethlehem  FHL played host to the Archbishop of Canterbury today as he met with our team in Bethlehem. The Archbishop, who is one of FHL’s...

New Director of DevelopmentMaria McCaffery MBE - New Director of Development  Peter Rand, FHL Vice Chairman and Executive Trustee writes: “I am very pleased to welcome Maria McCaffery as FHL's Director of...

Kingdom Season Awareness Raising in ElyThe Kenilworth office has seen a steady stream of donations from the Cambridge area in the last few weeks, evidence of awareness raising in the Diocese of Ely during ‘Kingdom Season’. Not...

Friends of the Holy Land Urged To Engage In Hope Filled ActionOver 60 Anglican and Roman Catholic representatives gathered at Lambeth Palace last week for FHL’s second national Diocesan Coordinators conference. With 25 Catholic and Anglican dioceses...

House Refurbishment in Beit JalaFHL is pleased to share news of a house redevelopment project for a Christian family living in Beit Jala. Situated six miles south of Jerusalem the West Bank town of Beit Jala lies within the...

'Gaza – 2 million living in a cage’FHL Vice-Chairman Peter Rand has just returned from Gaza. Whilst there he witnessed FHL projects supporting Gaza’s tiny and beleaguered Christian community. Covering an area the size of the Isle...

Looking Forward to 2017FHL Vice Chairman and Executive Trustee Peter Rand says, “Central to our work remains our key objectives of increasing awareness, prayer, and practical support, and to encourage people to go on...