Giving hope to vulnerable Christians
Giving hope to vulnerable Christians
(c) Marcin Mazur
Supporting over 2,000 Christians in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan
Supporting over 2,000 Christians in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan
(c) Marcin Mazur
Very low overheads due to significant volunteer support
Very low overheads due to significant volunteer support
(c) Marcin Mazur
Funding 16 university students in Gaza
Funding 16 university students in Gaza
(c) Marcin Mazur
Ecumenical and apolitical
Ecumenical and apolitical
(c) Marcin Mazur

What we do

Making a difference to the lives of vulnerable Christians in the Holy Land

Friends of the Holy Land was established to help and encourage Christians to flourish in the land of their birth.  Read more.

How you can help

Organise events to raise awareness,  raise funds or donate directly

Many of our supporters are organised though parish groups in Anglican and Catholic parishes across England, Wales and Scotland. Read more

Who we are

Entirely apolitical, & backed by Anglican and Catholic Bishops

Volunteers enable Friends of the Holy Land to fulfil our purpose and objectives, helping and encouraging our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. Read more

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Latest news

Kingdom Season Awareness Raising in Ely

Kingdom Season Awareness Raising in Ely

The 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 really, a ‘season’, like Epiphany or Lent, the 4 weeks starting  All Saints Day (1st Nov) marks the last 4 weeks of the Church’s year, and presents an opportunity to ponder the mystery of the Kingdom that beckons us...
Friends of the Holy Land Urged To Engage In Hope Filled Action

Friends of the Holy Land Urged To Engage In Hope Filled Action

Over 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 represented, it reflected FHL’s ecumenical and apolitical credentials. Dean Hosam Naoum of St Georges Cathedral in Jerusalem urged those attending to engage in "hope filled action” by working together through FHL to support vulnerable Christians living in the Holy Land. The day focused on the importance of pilgrimage, particularly the experience of ecumenical pilgrimage, and the growth and success of FHL since its foundation in 2009
House Refurbishment in Beit Jala

House Refurbishment in Beit Jala

FHL 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 Bethlehem Governate. Its population numbers around 15,670 and is majority Christian; made up of a mix of Greek Orthodox, Catholics and Lutherans. The town’s Christian community traces its origins back to the five Aramaic tribes...

Recent projects that make a difference

St. Martha’s House

Since its foundation in 2009 FHL has supported St. Martha’s House, the first day care centre for elderly ladies in Bethlehem.  Read more

Repairing Homes

Many homes particularly in the old parts of towns and cities suffer from damp, which can have a serious impact on the health of the elderly. Read more

School of Joy

Since 2011 FHL have supported the School of Joy, in Beit Sahour, a Special Needs School run by Fr. Abusada. Read more