The International Community of the Holy Sepulchre Fund
Enabling Communities in the Holy Land to Flourish
The International Community of the Holy Sepulchre (ICoHS) was created to advance and support the Christian Community in the Holy Land. ICoHS provides financial and practical support to ensure a thriving and ongoing Christian presence. It does so by raising awareness of the issues faced by the Christian community, advocating publicly on its behalf, restoring sacred sites, and supporting the vital ministries of the Churches that faithfully serve the wider community. We focus on three areas - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Jordan Valley. Some examples of our work are:
- Increasing Access and Resources for Church-Run Schools
- Supporting Church-Run Clinics and Hospitals
- Encouraging Pilgrimage
- Renovating Holy Sites in Jerusalem
- Public Advocacy in Washington, DC and London
Our work will not be possible without the financial contributions of generous individuals. If you wish to give to ICoHS please utilize the giving form below.
Hope for the Holy Land Campaign
At this time of year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and tourists would normally flock to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to celebrate the events of Easter.
The coronavirus pandemic means that not one pilgrim celebrated Easter in the Holy City this year. Churches, hotels, restaurants and shops, that would normally be full of visitors, are now shut and holy sites lie empty. For local families this is absolutely devastating as the lack of income means many face great hardship and in some cases destitution.
Please help support families facing hardship by donating to our Hope for the Holy Land campaign. The most vulnerable families will be identified with the help of local churches and charity partners, and the monies will be distributed by two local banks. This campaign will be running throughout the months of April and May.
Your support will be a lifeline to one or more families. Thank you for bringing hope to families in Jerusalem and Bethlehem this Easter.