Who We Are
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has its origins dating back to the first crusade and the establishment of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1099. It was reconstituted in 1847 when the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem was restored, to provide a regular support of prayer and works for the Christian communities in the Holy Land.
What We Do
Under its Papal constitution, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre is a legal entity in canon law. As a religious (but not pontifical) Order of Knighthood, it is one of only two such orders recognized by the Holy See (the other is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta).
Your donations are the lifeline to support the Christians in the Holy Land. As a non-profit organisation, your donation will be allocated to specific projects.
‘A leap of faith that became a miracle’. This is how the project to develop the Beit Safafa Housing Project has been described by the Latin Patriarchate.
The Lieutenancy of England and Wales is delighted to be associated with this very important project which has enabled 72 Christian families with young children to obtain housing close to Jerusalem.
The idea for the project sprang from the Patriarch’s concern over the high rate of emigration among Christians following the second Intifada. Read more...
Newsletter from Grand Magisterium of the Order, Click Here
The Annales of the Grand Magisterium of the Order, Click Here
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem latest news, Click Here
Thank you from Gaza..
The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre raised an international appeal for funds to help the people in Gaza after the recent hostilities. The Lieutenancy in England and Wales asked its members to support this appeal. There was a tremendous response and the Lieutenancy has now sent £40,000 for this appeal. Thank you to all those who helped raise this sum. Please click on “Read more” to view the letter and photographs from Fr Imad Twal, General Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which show appreciation for donations and what can be done pretty quickly when funds are made available.
Bethlehem University. In addition to the donations made to Bethlehem University during pilgrimages, the Lieutenancy has for many years made a much-appreciated annual contribution of "GBP 7,500 to the University for a scholarship." Read more...
The Jerusalem Ball held in October 2014 proved to be a great success raising in excess of £10,000. Our appreciation goes to all those who attended the Ball and especially to those involved with organising the event. Particular thanks goes to those who generously donated auction and raffle prizes.
The celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the re-formation of the Order in England and Wales took place in Warwick on 3rd and 4th July 2014. Warwick is the site of the first Priory of the Holy Sepulchre outside Jerusalem; it was established in 1109 by the first Earl of Warwick. Read more...