Welcome to Cambridge Nazareth Trust

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Welcome to our website.

Our aim is to encourage the education of the next generation of Christians in the Holy Land.

Christians in the Holy Land are alive and active but live in very dark situations.  After fifty years of occupation, their need for help is greater than ever.  In January 2017, Bishops and delegations from across Europe, North America and South Africa (The Holy Land Coordination – HLC) made their annual visit to the Holy Land.  Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, the leader of the Group, spoke about “the vibrancy of the Christian community”.  He added that “the Christian community has a vital role to play in reconciling the different nationalities, cultures and religions in this part of the world.  It is a great challenge to face and sometimes it cannot face it because it does not have the resources, so you can understand why people leave”.

P1120501 copy (2013_08_02 08_47_46 UTC)The final communique of the HLC 2017 can be read here.

Thousands of Christians have emigrated from the Holy Land because of continuing difficulties.  The number of ‘living stones’ , direct descendants of the earliest followers of Jesus, are falling to crisis levels.  Through education, we hope to encourage Christian communities to play their part in the future development of their lands.

Your donations and prayers are a bridge, reminding these struggling Christian communities that they are not alone and offering solidarity.   Your support gives them hope, the greatest of gifts.

Having visited most of the forty-four LPJ schools, I have seen the tremendous commitment of their staff and the faith of their pupils.

Thank you to all those who have supported our cause by contributing financially, and to those who have contributed their valuable time, prayers, energy, skills and other resources.  You have enabled CNT to help the schools of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (LPJ).

Margaret Waddingham, Chairman