The Friends of St Andrew’s Jerusalem & Tiberias are resolute in the support of the Churches that hold a place in their hearts.

In December 1917, General Allenby entered the Old City of Jerusalem and thus began the story of St Andrew’s Jerusalem, 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.  St Andrew’s Tiberias was originally the focus of the Medical Mission on the Sea of Galilee.  The two congregations were united in 2018 and together offer a sanctuary of comfort and peace.

The Friends of St Andrew’s Jerusalem & Tiberias ensure that support, both emotional and financial, does not diminish, scholarships continue to be provided and projects backed by the church are sustained.

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Annual General Meeting 2023

We were delighted to welcome a large number to the meeting and informal lunch, no doubt many attracted by the inspirational talk from Daoud Nassar (Tent of Nations) in the afternoon.

If you would like to share it or watch it again, Daoud Nassar’s talk was streamed live – click here 


The Friends of St Andrew’s, Jerusalem & Tiberias offers a unique opportunity for a theology student wishing to enrich their studies through first-hand experience in the Holy Land, or for a minister seeking to explore the challenges of life in the Holy Land and its impact on their own ministry. In addition to sharing in life at St Andrew’s Jerusalem or St Andrew’s Tiberias, opportunities could involve a Study Pilgrimage at St George’s College, Jerusalem, or working alongside one of the Church of Scotland Partners. Those who are candidates or ministers in the Church of Scotland will be given priority in the award of the scholarships, and are particularly encouraged to apply.

We’re starting to receive applications for our future scholarship awards.  Please pass the word around and encourage possible interested parties to get in touch.


Read our latest newsletter here.

Very Rev Andrew McLellan, has been out meeting Friends; the Ministers have welcomed and been inspired. Find out how to keep in touch with them, and us, through social media.

We are excited to welcome Daoud Nassar (Tent of Nations) to our AGM on 19th May.

Learn how far our membership stretches.  And take time to stand aside all those who shouldn’t be forgotten.

Our Ministers

Muriel was appointed as Associate Minister and is based in Tiberias where she works with the local congregation to welcome pilgrims.  Her role incorporates being chaplain in the Scots Hotel and at Tabeetha; she also connects with myriad partners of different circumstances, geographical and religious backgrounds.

Rev Muriel Pearson

Muriel is a trained counsellor and facilitator and hopes to host space for conversation and learning as part of the Church of Scotland’s commitment to peace with justice.

Muriel’s adventures can be followed through Twitter @murielpearson60, on Facebook and via blogs and short videos.

Alongside those in the Lutheran and Episcopal Churches, Stewart leads St Andrew’s Church in Jerusalem.  He takes up the reins in August 2022 from where his shared ministry with Muriel promises development of the role of the Church of Scotland in the Holy Land.

Rev Dr Stewart Gillan

Additionally he journeys with partners concerned with human rights and development, on the long road to justice, peace and healing.

Stewart can be followed on Facebook – www,

Sindyanna Offer

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Take advantage of the offer from The Oil Merchant

£8.95 per 500ml bottle of the award-winning

Olive Oil from Sindyanna

(free delivery for 6 bottles or more).

The Extra Unified Olive Oil is from

The Scottish Grove – a project funded by The Friends

em or call 020 8740 1335, quoting Friends of St Andrew’s