A sanctuary for remembrance, reflection and reconciliation

    Pray not for Arab or Jew,
    for Palestinian or Israeli,
    but pray rather for ourselves,
    that we might not divide them in our prayers
    but keep them both together in our hearts.

    Our weekly Sunday service is communion at 10am. Visitors are always welcome.

    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 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, the guesthouse, and their terrace and garden are places for quiet reflection, open to everyone, in the midst of a noisy and bustling city.

    The church, with its resonant accoustic, is also regularly used for concerts.

    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.

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    Sermon for 18th after Pentecost

    Who is wise and understanding?
    Sermon for 17th after Pentecost

    Welcome the children
    Sermon for 17th after Pentecost

    Wisdom and folly, life and death
    Sermon for 16th after Pentecost

    God shows no partiality
    Sermon for 15th after Pentecost

    Fair play for Pharisees
    Sermon for 14th after Pentecost

    Bread incarnate
    Sermon for 12th after Pentecost

    The broken bread that comes down from heaven
    Sermon for 11th after Pentecost

    Sermon for 10th after Pentecost

    A new exodus
    Sermon for 9th after Pentecost

    Sheep without a shepherd
    Sermon for 8th after Pentecost

    The cost of discipleship
    Sermon for 7th after Pentecost

    An undomesticated God
    Sermon for 6th after Pentecost

    De profundis: Crying out from the depths
    Sermon for 5th after Pentecost

    Breaking the idols
    Sermon for 4th after Pentecost

    Not of this world
    Sermon for 3rd after Pentecost

    That was then, this is now
    Sermon for 2nd after Pentecost

    Strange math: Three-in-one and one-in-three
    Sermon for Trinity

    Renewed, but always in need of renewal
    Sermon for Pentecost

    Where can I find you?
    Easter sermon

    Ballad of the Bread Man
    Charles Causley

    Our still speaking, crying, shouting, whispering God
    A meditation for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

    A word for a sacrament
    Homily at a baptism

    Who's that knocking on my window?
    Christmas Day sermon

    God's no to empire, God's yes to us
    Christmas Eve message

    A prayer for God's creation

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