Welcome to Saint Andrew’s Tiberias, the Church of Scotland in the Galilee.

We are an ecumenical English-speaking church in the heart of the ancient city of Tiberias. Each Sunday at 6pm, we gather to share in prayer, song, scripture reading and, on most Sundays, our worship includes Holy Communion. The congregation regularly consists of those who live locally and pilgrims, sojourners and tourists. Wherever you’re from, whoever you are, whatever your reason for being here, you will be made very welcome.


Christmas at St Andrew’s


Christmas Eve, 6pm: Candlelit Service of Lessons & Carols

Christmas Day, 10am: Holy Communion



We are always delighted to have pilgrim groups join us for worship, and you are welcome to simply show up on the evening. However if your group is larger than 20 or if you have specific requirements (e.g. gluten-free bread or non-alcoholic wine for Communion), it helps us in our preparation if you can notify us in advance.

The church building is also available throughout the week for visiting groups who wish to hold their own service of worship. Members of all denominations are welcome.


For more information about our services or to book the church for your own service, please contact the Minister, the Reverend Kate McDonald.




The Church of Scotland is a Presbyterian Church working in partnership with the Anglican and Lutheran Churches throughout Israel and Palestine.