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 10am, 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.


Holy Week & Easter at St Andrew’s

Palm Sunday (14 April)

We will worship together with the congregation of St Andrew’s Jerusalem at the Scots Memorial Church at 10am, and join in the Palm Sunday procession at the Mount of Olives. There will not be a service at St Andrew’s Tiberias on Palm Sunday. 

Easter Sunday (21 April)

6am Sunrise Communion Service, in the Scots Hotel garden
10am Service of Holy Communion, in St Andrew’s Church


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.