Greetings from the Holy City, Jerusalem, al-Quds.
St George’s College is a marvelous gift to the global church from the Anglican Church in Jerusalem. First established in 1920 to serve as a seminary for the Middle East dioceses of the Anglican Communion, the College now serves as an international center for continuing education, interfaith encounter, pilgrimage, and research. We welcome people of all faiths to come and share our programs, and we open our hearts to make you welcome whether you stay for a few days or several weeks. You will be blessed by your time with our community of grace here in the Holy City, and we shall be blessed by all that you share with us. We look forward to welcoming you when you next visit Jerusalem. - Gregory C. Jenks, Dean, St George’s College Jerusalem
Pilgrimage is an aspect of every program at St George’s College, but some programs focus on pilgrimage. Our pilgrimage programs vary between 8 and 14 days, and we provide a unique combination of features that makes our pilgrimage programs distinctive and transformative. These programs are ideal for parish and diocesan pilgrimage programs.
For individuals and groups wanting to go beyond a pilgrimage program, St George’s College offers a range of more challenging study programs as well as facilities for research. Many of these programs can gain academic credit at colleges, seminaries, and universities, or points for continuing education and professional development requirements. We welcome scholars who wish to use our library or work with the archaeological materials from Tel Dothan in the Benshoof Cistern Museum. As a member of the international consortium for the Bethsaida Archaeology Project, the College offers opportunities to participate in an active dig.
Our context in Palestine and Israel provides a challenge to serve as agents of justice, reconciliation and peace. The sacred Scriptures of the three great religions with deep roots in this land provide resources for reconciliation as well as texts that have been appropriated to justify conflict and reinforce suspicion. St George’s College works with other local organisations to promote interfaith engagement, to seek religious resources for justice and peace, and to promote reconciliation.