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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...

Revd. Lynn BoyleRevd Lynn Boyle FHL Coordinator for Chester Diocese   Revd. Lynn Boyle is vicar of St Paul’s Parish, Compstall, Stockport and FHL coordinator for the Chester Diocese. Since 2004, she has...

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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Reserve your free placeNational Gathering                 Sat 30th Sept Reserve your free place Please confirm attendance by Friday 22nd September  To reserve your place:Call...

Resources National Gathering Resources to share news of this eventTo ensure maximum attendance at the National Gathering we need your help in sharing news of this event. The following resources have been...

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...

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...

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 SpeakersThe 2017 National Gathering  The SpeakersFHL exists to bring hope to vulnerable Christians living in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan. In the last eight years we have raised...

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,...

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...

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...

Accessibility StatementAccessibility StatementWhilst friendsoftheholyland.org.uk strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so...

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...

AgendaProgramme for the day Saturday 30th September 2017 10.00 Arrival - Registration, coffee and tea   10.30 Ecumenical Service Giving thanks and seeking guidance in our mission to...

Case StudiesCase Studies Please use the links below to view our Case Studies.EducationComing Soon...EmploymentGaza Employment ProjectFamily SupportComing SoonHealthComing SoonHousingComing Soon

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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:

LocationNational Gathering Location Getting there...The 2017 FHL National Gathering will be held on Saturday 30th September 10.30am - 4.00pm at the Parish Centre, St Francis of Assisi Church,...

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National Gathering National Gathering                 Sat 30th Sept A Day of Idea SharingDid you know in the last eight years, FHL have raised over £3 million pounds to...

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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...

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...

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...

Who are FHLWho are FHL? Our PurposeFriends 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.

Family SupportThere are many individuals and families who are unable to find the money to buy the essentials of life. These are brought to our attention by local clergy and the FHL Local Committee. They...

St. Lukes 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...

HealthFHL funds medicines, operations and hospital visits for a wide variety of cases. Sometimes medicines alone can cost 25% of someone’s salary and people have to travel to Jordan for major...

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...

Gaza - Family Support AppealFriends of the Holy Land (FHL), a UK-based charity committed to supporting Christian people and communities in the Holy Land, maintains an Emergency Appeal focused on helping the remaining...

Food, Clothing and HeatingAt Easter and Christmas, the FHL arrange for families and children in the Bethlehem District to receive food and clothing vouchers, which are then “spent” at shops owned by local Christians....

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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...

University Scholarships in GazaFHL Supporting Students in Gaza  Natalie Christo Al Saydeh; first year studying accountancy at Al-Azhar University  Raed Majid Tarazi; third year student of Engineering and IT at...

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 our 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...

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 cageFHL 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...