Celebrate St Andrew’s Day 2021 with us – in person.

After 2020 when our service was held virtually, we are now able to celebrate being together again.  This year our St Andrew’s Day Service will be held on Tuesday 30th November at 2.00pm  in St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh.

We’re delighted to welcome the Very Rev Martin Fair, the recently retired Moderator, along with the Rev Muriel Pearson, Associate Minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and Tiberias, who will expand on the ever important links between Scotland and The Holy Land.

If you’re unable to join us in person, you can follow us through the online streaming by clicking here.

You can also follow using our Order of Service, by clicking on the link below.

Our collection, this year, will go towards Physicians for Human Rights, one of the Church of Scotland’s partners in Israel. To read more about PHRI or make a donation towards their invaluable work, click here.

Link to view the St Andrews Day Service 

In case you aren’t able to join us in person in Edinburgh you can still enjoy the Service by watching the video below

Order of Service

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Donation link to St Andrew’s Jerusalem in their support of Physicians for Human Rights

All proceeds from the St Andrew’s Day 2021 offering will go to St Andrew’s Jerusalem, in their support of the Physicians for Human Rights, one of their long-standing partners. Click Here for more information about their work and how you too can donate.

The Society of Friends of St Andrew’s

The Friends of St Andrews Jerusalem are stoic in the support of the church that holds a place in their hearts.  In December 1917, General Allenby entered the Old City of Jerusalem and thus began its story, being built as a memorial to Scottish soldiers who fell fighting in this region during World War I. Since its inception it has remained a focus for Scots, as well as international visitors, to the Holy Land, through a century of historical turbulence.  Despite a shrinking permanent congregation as it celebrates its centenary, the church continues to provide a place of comfort and peace.  The Friends of St Andrew’s Jerusalem ensure that support, both emotional and financial, does not diminish, scholarships continue to be provided and projects backed by the church are sustained.

If you would like to join the Friends of St Andrew’s please click here, or learn more about the Friends and our work see our latest projects here.

You can get in touch with us directly via email by clicking here

Join the Society

By becoming a member you can help us support the current work that the church undertakes – often in partnership with other Christian organisations.  You can contribute to the awarding of scholarships.  And you can ensure that those who follow behind you are left with that impact that you experienced.

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Our latest projects

Alongside the Church of Scotland, The Friends of St Andrew’s Jerusalem continue to be associated with Sindyanna and the production of their award-winning olive oil.

Following last year’s donation to the the joint advocacy initiative of the YMCA in East Jerusalem with the YWCA of Palestine (click here), this year we are also delighted to support the invaluable work undertaken by Physicians for Human Rights, Israel. Please follow them on their website here and consider making a donation through our link on the front page. Outside Jerusalem, we’re happy to support the Surif Women’s Cooperative through sales of their woven bookmarks.

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As uncertainty during these times of the Pandemic continues, we bring you an update of how we’re involved in some of the Church of Scotland projects in the Holy Land. Scholars, past and future, report on how they have responded to their own challenges.  And we’re delighted to share an opportunity for all to participate in our St Andrew’s Day Service, combining traditions from St Andrew’s, Jerusalem, with those in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh.

News including input and ideas from our Members is always welcome. Let us know if you have anything to share. This is your chance to get involved.

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The Friends of St. Andrew’s, Jerusalem offers a wonderful opportunity for a divinity student wishing to enrich their studies by visiting the Holy Land. The two scholars of 2020, each of whom was awarded £2,000, are still waiting to fulfil their plans. Read their plans in the current newsletter…and follow his path to ministry through the words of our 2018 scholar, Craig Dobney.

Sadly, due to Covid-19, the scholarship offer has been suspended.  Nevertheless, if you might be interested in the future, do please tell us; we’ll let you know when things start unfolding again.

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