Who We Are
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has its origins in the succesful conclusion of 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 about the project here
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. Click here for more details.
The KHS Charity Golf Day was a great success. It was held on Friday 18th July, the hottest day of the year, at The Bedford Golf Club. Over £2,300 was raised for the Lieutenancy's funds for the support of Christians in the Holy Land. Click here for more details