Our Ministries Today
CMJ has been active in the Land of Israel for nearly 200 years. Today our varied ministries include guesthouses and retreat centres across the country (in Jerusalem, Jaffa and the Galilee), a highly-rated international school, Heritage Centres, a travel company, and Christ Church at Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Founded in London in 1809, the Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) has been active in the Land of Israel since the 1820s. Moved by an awareness of God’s love for his covenant people the Jews, Gentile Christians recognised that God had promised to restore the people of Israel to their land, and to their Messiah.
In the Land of Israel this commitment to the coming of God’s Kingdom led Gentile believers in Yeshua (Jesus) in the 19th century to establish clinics, hospitals, schools for boys and for girls, the latter of which was unheard of in those days, training centres, workshops and other facilities, all of which helped bring modern standards of health, welfare, and education to the region.
In 1842 CMJ commissioned the first Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, Michael Solomon Alexander, and 1849 saw the dedication of Christ Church, the oldest Protestant Evangelical Church in the Middle East.
CMJ Israel’s ministry today is as exciting and as varied as its past, and now as then we are driven by the call of Isaiah to comfort his people and prepare the way of the Lord, so that the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all people may see it together (Isaiah 40: 1-5).
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You can read our Statement on Israel and the Palestinians here.