Welcome to Christ Church Jerusalem

Christ Church, founded 1849, is a center of prayer for all nations with worship reflecting the Jewish context of the gospel.

Christmas schedule

Star of DavidFriday, December 2, 9:00-12:00
Christmas/Hanukkah Walking Tour.  We will tell the story of the Hasmonean (Maccabean) revolt and kingdom and its connection to the New Testament in a walking tour of Second Temple Period Jerusalem sites.  Cost: 65 shekels. Register here.

mistletoeWednesday, December 7, 17:00
Christmas concert with acclaimed baritone Tareq Wahba. Join our friends and neighbors in the Old City and beyond as we celebrate Christmas with Arabic carols and classical music pieces. Sponsored by the Mercy Fund.

HanukkiahThursday, December 15, 19:00
Lecture: The Maccabees in the History of the Church. Talk in English by David Pileggi on the legacy of the Maccabees in Church art, liturgy and music.  In the church.

hollyThursday, December 22, 20:00
Christmas Carols & More. A short concert in the church by the Carmina vocal ensemble. Free admission.

Gingerbread man cookieSaturday, December 24, 17:00-22:00
Christmas Eve Open House and worship. Join us for cookies, warm drinks, and carols. 

two candlesSaturday, December 24, 22:30
Nine Lessons and Carols followed by Holy Communion 

Christmas bellSunday, December 25, 10:30
Christmas morning service with Holy Communion
Please note that there will be no evening service on Dec. 25

mistletoeFriday, December 30, 14:00
Handel’s Messiah. A concert by vocal ensemble Fiat Lux. Performed in Hebrew and conducted by David Loden. 50 NIS.

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Service times

Sunday service broadcast on Facebook & YouTube
6 p.m. Israel | 4 p.m. UK | 11 a.m. ET US

  • Sunday Morning Holy Communion Service – 09:30
  • Sunday Evening Worship – 18:00
  • Wednesday Morning Eucharist – 10:30
  • Wednesday Morning Ladies’ Study Group – 10:00 in the rectory*
  • Wednesday Evening Bible Study – 19:00 in conference room*

* Subject to change due to special events and holidays. Some events have been suspended due to the pandemic. Please verify with the church secretary (churchsecretary@cmj-israel.org).

Inside Christ Church, Jerusalem

“May it [Christ Church] grow into a great tree of life, under whose branches the dispersed of Israel shall find shelter, and whose fruit shall be for the healing of the nations.”

John Nicolayson, 1848

Hear our weekly sermons & Bible studies

Notes for the Leviticus study can be found here.

Available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Spotify, Google Play, or PlayerFM (RSS feed). Videos of sermons are also available on YouTube.

Podcast feed on phone on Bible

I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord!'

Our Liturgies

The following links will take you to the liturgies we use for worship throughout the year. We encourage you to download the PDFs to enjoy them at home, in your own congregation, or when you come to worship with us in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Directions

It's easy to find Christ Church, Jerusalem, as we're just 200 metres from the Jaffa Gate of the Old City. As you walk through the Jaffa Gate, bear to the right and up the slight incline with David's Tower to your right. You'll see the gated entrance to the Christ Church compound on your left. You can also use Google Maps to find us by entering your own start point or current location and then click "get directions".

Our contact details are also at the bottom of this page should you need to reach us, and you can also find us via our Facebook page.

If you want to stay very locally, you're welcome to book accommodation with us at the Christ Church Guest House or even pop in for a speciality coffee, tea or herbal infusion at our wonderful Coffee Shop and enjoy the peaceful surroundings in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Old City.

It'll be great to see you soon.

And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
Zechariah 12:10