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St. Peter’s Church, Jaffa

HISTORY: In 1902, the mission of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Jaffa began in a rented location. At this same time, Miss Constance Newton, a missionary of CMS from England built a school for boys and later a clinic. She also gave land in order to build the church. At the consecration of the church a copper plaque engraved with Miss Newton’s name was installed inside the church building.

 

In 1905, the first Arabic Synod in the Diocese of Jerusalem voted to reassign The Rev. Boutros Nasser from Birzeit to Jaffa, where he worked closely with Miss Newton and the mission. Fr. Nasser also had oversight of the parishes in Ramla, Lod, Gaza and Aboud. Miss Newton died in 1908 and in her will she donated the land across the street from the school to build the present church.

 

The church building actually began after World War I in 1918 and was completed on March 22, 1921. The bell tower was completed later in 1942. The diocesan bishop at that time was The Rt. Rev. Rennie McInnes.

 

 

VISION: With the support of faithful partners, including descendants of former parishioners, our mission is to restore St. Peter’s Church and restore its ministry.

 

ST. PETER’S RESTORATION PROJECT: Please read our brochure and Spring 2014 Newsletter. Share with friends, families and contacts. Get involved in St Peter’s Vision Campaign through your prayers, sponsoring small rehabilitation works and when re-opened, your visits.

 

HOW TO DONATE: Please contact Mrs. Sawsan Batato, Diocesan Programs Development officer at programsdevelopment@j-diocese.org

 

MINISTRY: Newcomer Ministry: We extend hospitality and welcome to newcomers to our amazing community of Jaffa.

 

Pastoral Ministry:  We aspire to extend pastoral care to pilgrims, English-speaking expatriate community, migrant workers and assylum seekers in the community as well as local Population.

 

SERVICE TIMES: Joint Arabic/English Eucharist First Sunday of the month is held at Emmanuel Church in Ramleh.

 

 

The Rev’d. Canon Samuel Fanous, Priest

 

Email address: rev.samuelfanous@gmail.com

 

Mobile no: +972(0)505 973274

 

Tel/Fax: 972 8 921 1467

 

Postal Address: The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem & The Middle East, P.O. Box 19122, Jerusalem, 91191 ISRAEL

 

Street Address: 48 Yefet Street, Jaffa ISRAEL (no mail delivery)

 

 

 

The Rev. Dcn. Honey Becker, Missioner

 

Email address: honey.becker@j-diocese.org

 

Mobile no: +972 053-246-1002

 

Tel/Fax: +972(0)2 627 3847

 

Postal Address: The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem & The Middle East, P.O. Box 19122, Jerusalem, 91191 ISRAEL

 

Street Address: 48 Yefet Street, Jaffa ISRAEL (no mail delivery)

 

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