A sanctuary for remembrance, reflection and reconciliation
Pray not for Arab or Jew,
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 Scots 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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Words of grace
Read the text, and seek the sense
These things were written
Baptized into his death
How the light gets in
In wisdom and in stature
We have a gospel to proclaim
The meaning in the magic
As a little child
On saying "Yes"
Are you green and blossoming?
Like a refiner's fire
Why are we here?
Seek me and you shall live
The God we throw away
Wars and rumours of wars
The comradeship of a true cause
Lift up your heads!
The journey told anew
Renewed, but always in need of renewal
Where can I find you?
Ballad of the Bread Man
A word for a sacrament