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.
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