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


St Andrew’s Day 2019

The St Andrew’s Day Service and Celebration in Jerusalem will now be held on Thursday 21st November 2019.

There is the opportunity for a Member to apply for financial assistance towards supporting the Minister and Congregation at this event.  Interested?  Please contact

The St Andrew’s Day Service in Edinburgh will still be held on Saturday 30th November, in St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road at 14.00.

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.

Join today

Our latest projects

Alongside the Church of Scotland, The Friends of St Andrew’s Jerusalem are excited to be associated with Sindyanna.  Over the years Sindyanna has initiated a number of projects that promote their core values of reclamation, modernization of traditional Arab farming and agriculture, women empowerment, Jewish-Arab coexistence and fair trade.

Find out more


Twice a year a newsletter is produced for the friends and published online, usually in April and November.

This edition focuses on how the Friends of St Andrew’s Jerusalem have supported the Minister’s recent heart-rending visit to Gaza.  As well as giving updates on other Church of Scotland presence in the Holy Land (Tabeetha at the General Assembly for instance) there is news from our AGM.  News including input and ideas from our Members is always welcome. This is your chance to get involved!

View our Newsletters


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.  An annual scholarship, currently for £2,000, supports this.  Level of qualification and age hold no barrier.




Find out more