A sanctuary for remembrance, reflection and reconciliation
St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church looks across the valley to the golden walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The church is built beside ancient tombs on the original road to Bethlehem.
The church was constructed as a memorial to Scottish soldiers who died here in World War I and was dedicated in 1930.
Now the church’s "living memorial" is its worshipping community - people who live out their Christian faith and values in a complex and challenging environment.
The church and its garden are places for quiet reflection, open to everyone, in the midst of a busy and noisy city.
Our weekly Sunday service is communion at 10am.
Afterwards, worshippers are invited to tea, coffee and conversation in the lounge of St Andrew's Scottish Guesthouse next door or to buy traditional Palestinian craft goods from the Sunbula shop just off the lounge.
St Andrew’s is part of the Church of Scotland’s commitment to the people of this land and this region.
We work through partnerships with local Christian communities and with organizations and projects of all faith backgrounds. Along with our partners we invest in peace with justice. We share with them a commitment to remembrance and reconciliation.
Good shepherds, bad shepherds, ambivalent sheep
Peace be with you
Sent by the Lord are we
Where can I find you?
Ballad of the Bread Man
Our still speaking, crying, shouting, whispering God
A word for a sacrament
Who's that knocking on my window?
God's no to empire, God's yes to us