Good Friday Offering

2018 Good Friday/Easter Offering

  • Start of Lent - February 14th, 2018

  • Good Friday - March 30th, 2018

  • Easter Sunday - April 1st 2018


Since 1922, Anglican/Episcopal church congregations have supported the ministries of the Middle East Church through the Good Friday Offering. This year the situation of Christians and Churches across the Middle East has become significantly more complex and difficult in many countries. Support for their presence and witness is vital.

Good Friday collections will help fund the ministries of the dioceses in the region such as hospitals, schools and other social welfare programmes that serve local communities of all faiths. 

Archbishop Josiah Oduwu-Fearon (General Secretary to the Anglican Communion) spoke at the recent JMECA meeting highlighting the importance of the next generation of Christians. Young people aged 10-24 years now make up a third of the population and 90% of them live in countries where they will face a lack of access to education, good healthcare and employment opportunities.

Providing support and opportunities for the young and vulnerable is a key focus of the bishops in the Holy Land. Following his election as Primate for the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, Archbishop Suheil wrote:

“We celebrate the work of the church in our Province: the establishment of schools and hospitals which serve some of the poorest and most marginalised individuals whose suffering is so great.  We celebrate because these institutions are a living symbol of the love of Christ for all.”

JMECA invites parishes to dedicate their Good Friday or Easter collections to support the work of the Anglican Church in the Middle East and to join together in prayer for our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land this Easter.


Resources

Available on request from the Secretary

View and download the latest JMECA Presentation Slides and Prayer Points Presentation


How to send your Good Friday Offering

Cheque:

Payable to The Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association 

Post to The Secretary, JMECA, 1 Hart House, The Hart, Farnham, Surrey. GU9 7HJ

Please include a covering note indicating this represents your Good Friday Offering 2018

Bank tansfer:

Email the secretary for bank details

Online:

Payment via BT MyDonate. MyDonate only take a 15p fee for Debit Card transactions.


Good Friday Walk of Witness in Jerusalem

Bishop Suheil carrying a cross on Good Friday 2012

For 150 years, the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East has borne, in a special way, the responsibility of sharing the cross of Jesus.

  • - by helping to maintain the Christian witness in the Holy Land

  • - by serving all of God’s People there in a variety of ministries throughout the four dioceses,

  • - by proclaiming the gospel and promoting justice, peace and love.