We address you on behalf of St. George's Church Council. We believe you will be interested in the history of the Church and we hope that you will support its work and witness.|
There is no other English-Speaking Reformed Church in the City. In the year 1919 the first services were conducted in a temporary building in the Serai. After considerable difficulties had been overcome and with the help of the then Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Randall Davidson) the first Civil Chaplain, the Rev. F. Ford, was appointed and arrived in 1922.
The Church had to vacate its temporary building in the Serai and moved to an upper room in River Street. From there it took over a vacant building at South Gate, which had previously been used as a church.
But this building was also destined for demolition. After prolonged negotiations the present plot of land was obtained; and a widespread appeal for funds was launched. Finally, on February 10th 1936, at a service conducted by the Bishop in Jerusalem, the foundation stone, which had been specially cut from a quarry in Jerusalem, was laid by Lt./Col J. Ramsay Tainsh. In March of the following year the present building was consecrated in the presence of a large and varied congre-