A sanctuary for remembrance, reflection and reconciliation

    Pray not for Arab or Jew,
    for Palestinian or Israeli,
    but pray rather for yourselves,
    that you might not divide them in your prayers
    but keep them both together in your 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 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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    Fifth Sunday of Easter

    No unclean people
    Fifth Sunday of Easter

    The mystery of godliness
    Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Feeding because fed
    Third Sunday of Easter

    In God we trust
    Second Sunday of Easter

    How God settles a dispute
    Easter sermon

    The good news in our worst fears
    Palm Sunday sermon

    Changed from glory into glory
    Sermon for 1st in Lent

    Ears to listen
    Sermon for Transfiguration

    We have a gospel to proclaim
    A creed to sing

    The meaning in the magic
    Christmas Day sermon

    As a little child
    Christmas Eve message

    A prayer for God's creation

    Why are we here?
    St Andrew's Day sermon

    Seek me and you shall live
    Advent Sunday sermon

    The God we throw away
    Christ the King sermon

    Wars and rumours of wars
    Sermon for 25th after Pentecost

    The comradeship of a true cause
    Remembrance sermon

    Lift up your heads!
    All Saints sermon

    The journey told anew
    The Tent of Abraham

    Renewed, but always in need of renewal
    Pentecost sermon

    Where can I find you?
    Easter sermon

    Ballad of the Bread Man
    Charles Causley

    A word for a sacrament
    Homily at a baptism

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