Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2024: Friends of the Holy Land

The charity chosen for Bishop Kevin’s Lent Appeal 2024 is Friends of the Holy Land.

Friends of the Holy Land works to support the lives and witness of Christians living in the Holy Land through prayer and practical projects, recognising that their presence in the land where Jesus once walked is an important witness to all Christians.

In these deeply troubled times, support for Christians in the Holy Land provides a lifeline for them. So many Christians have had their lives completely destroyed by this war, either directly for those in Gaza or indirectly for those in the the West Bank and Israel. Tourism has shut down, work permits have been withdrawn, many Christians have lost their ability to make a living. Friends of the Holy Land helps with emergency support and projects to help them rebuild a sustainable future to remain in the Holy Land.

Your support will help Friends of the Holy Land to direct more help to Christians in the Holy Land, giving support and most of all, hope.

You can find more about the work and mission of Friends of the Holy Land on their website.

Ways to Donate

Dedicated FHL Donation Page

Click here the Donation Page for Bishop Kevin’s Lent Appeal for Friends of the Holy Land (
The preferred and easiest way is to donate electronically and instantly to the appeal, either as individuals or as church treasurers sending collected charge donations. Gift Aid can be added to your donation for individual donations, adding 25p to every pound donated (if you pay tax). Whether donating as an individual or as a church via your treasurer, please add the name of your church to the Donation Comments (this should be possible even if you prefer to remain anonymous). Please donate through this page (which donation goes directly to the Lent Appeal) by clicking the link above.

Cheque Payments

For those who prefer to send cheques, they should be sent to the Diocesan Office. Cheque payments should be made payable to Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway, please include a note to confirm the name of your charge and your contact details. Send to:

Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway
Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2024
49 Cochrane Street
Glasgow G1 1HL

Money will be transferred to Friends of the Holy Land on a regular basis, and included in the final Lent Appeal total. This will also apply to the following method.

Electronic Transfer to the Diocese

Although it remains easier to transfer electronically via the Donation Page on FHL’s website, it remains possible to do so through the Diocesan account. Send by BACS to the following details:
Sort code: 83-41-00
Account Number: 00162089
Account name: GW & GALL GEN FUND 7
Please use the reference Lent24 and your quota number for ID, and also email Iolanthe Stack at to confirm a donation has been sent, and from which charge it has been sent. Iolanthe will acknowledge receipt by email. If you are sending a personal donation this way, also use Lent24 and your surname for ID, again copying in Iolanthe for information, and she will reply to confirm receipt.