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Friends of the Holy Land

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The Friends of the Holy Land February bulletin is now available click here to read it.

Please remember that on the first Saturday of the month, the noon Mass is for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land.

Over the last year Friend's of the Holy Land supporters have helped achieve the following:

*       40 day care places for elderly ladies at St Martha's House

*       67 places funded at the School of Joy

*       84 families received income support to cover their basic needs

*       176 ad-hoc medical and welfare projects funded

*       229 school/university fees paid 

*       400 families received a one-off Easter payment

 FHL logo FHl Monthly Update March 2018

The March edition of the Friends of the Holy land update is available. Please click here to access it. This months edition contains the following

An update from Gaza with testimoniesfrom FHL beneficiaries

Papal recognition for FHL’s Peter Rand

News on the closure at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Fundraising updates

To read the Communique entitled 'Hope for a better future' please click here

The FHL Monthly update for January 2018 is now available. Please click here to access it.

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The Friends of the Holy Land Newsletter Issue 17 is available - just click here

On Friday 24th November in the Fisher-More Hall your own Parish band aka Benchmark did a Free Gig to raise money for the Friends of The Holy Land, an organization which helps and supports the Christian population of the Holy Land, an area where the number of Christians is falling and which does need our support. Despite thedreadful weat her, some hardy souls braved the night and listened, enjoyed and then bopped the rest of the night away. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and raised £150.00 for the Friends.

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Benchmark are hoping to a gig sometime in the New Year to benefit many of the parish charities.


FHL logoOn Saturday 4th November 2017 just after the monthly Mass for peace and justice in the Holy Land, Andrew Sharples gave an organ recital.

He began with Jeremiah Clarke's Trumper Voluntary, followed by Rawsthorne's Preude on Londonderry Air, the Cholal introduction and toccata from Boellman's Suit Githique, Bach's prelude on 'Dearest Jesu, we are here', Mendelssohn's War March of the Priests, Vierne's Carillon de Westminster, Yon's Toccatina for flutes, concluding with Toccata in F (Symphony5)  by Widor.

The retiring collection for Friends of the Holy Land raised £220. 

Thank you to all that contributed and to Andrew for his time and talents.


FHL logoA letter of thanks from Friends of the Holyland is reproduced below
Also please note that Andrew Sharples has offered to give an organ recital after the November Friends of the Holyland  Mass on the 4th of November to raise funds for FHL.

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4th July 2017


The 4th July  fund raiser at Eton Place appears to have been most enjoyable.  It was a sell out, parochial boundaries were down (thank God) and fifty good people representing eight local Catholic churches raised £650 for Friends of the Holy Land.  His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus Patrick, although unable to come, was generous with his good wishes, and Fr Mark Madden KCHS proved a most able substitute.  We were also joined by Fr Andrew Burns CSSR, Fr Jim Casey CSSR, seminarian Tom Clarke, and local pp Fr Tim Buckley CSSR visited. 

FHL logoThe latest edition of the Friends of the Holy Land Newsletter is available please click here.


A video on the Suffering Church


One of the FHL trustees the Archbishop of Canterbury recently met the FHL team in Bethlehem - to learn more click here.


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