Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East

The Church covers Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Gulf. The Jerusalem bishopric was founded in 1841 and became an archbishopric in 1957. Reorganization in January 1976 ended the archbishopric and combined the Diocese of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria with the Jerusalem bishopric after a nineteen-year separation. Around the same time, the new Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf was formed and the Diocese of Egypt was revived. The Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr in Jerusalem is known for its ministry to pilgrims. St George's College, Jerusalem, is in partnership with the Anglican Communion.



January 17, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have said that a draft letter pressing the Executive Council to intervene in the implementation of the Episcopal Church’s policies on the Israeli-Palestinian...

January 16, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Princess Basma Center is a unique institution in East Jerusalem that serves children both with and without disabilities. The center is one of 35 institutions run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. About one fifth of the 650 students have physical or mental...

January 15, 2013

A woman and her son receive care at the Princess Basma Center in East Jerusalem. The center operates a through the Women’s Empowerment Program to teach women how to care for their disabled children. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson

[Episcopal News Service] For every one...

June 7, 2012

Your help is needed in urging the U.S. government to intervene in order to save critical funding for Al Ahli hospital, a unique healthcare institution in the Gaza Strip managed by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

Last week, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)...

June 6, 2012

By: The Public Affairs Office

Led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, 102 bishops of the Episcopal Church have sent an urgent letter to President Barack Obama calling for personal intervention to halt the threat of funding-stoppage for Al Ahli Hospital in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

Writing “in a...

June 6, 2012

By: The Public Affairs Office

Liderados por la Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori, 102 obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal han enviado una carta urgente al Presidente Barack Obama pidiendo su intervención personal para que ponga fin a la amenaza del cese de financiación, al Hospital Al Ahli en la Diócesis Episcopal de...

June 6, 2012


The Honorable Barack Obama

President of the United States

Washington, DC 20001



January 16, 2012

From left, Bishop David Arnott, Bishop William Kenney, President Mahmoud Abbas, Archbishop Rowan Williams and Archbishop Patrick Kelly during a Jan. 17 meeting at Lambeth Palace. PHOTO/Marcin Mazur, CCN

[Lambeth Palace] Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

December 7, 2011

[Anglican Commons] The fifth annual simulcast prayer service linking the congregations gathered in Bethlehem’s Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church and the nave of Washington National Cathedral — with online viewing access worldwide — is set for Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (7 p....

November 17, 2011

Note that this list is by no means intended as a comprehensive guide to issues surrounding the conflict. As we have addressed three major issues in recent weeks - the negotiations process, American aid to the Palestinians, and the status of Jerusalem - our desire here is to offer brief...