Located just outside the city walls of Jerusalem you will find The Garden Tomb, a possible location for the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus. Near to the Damascus Gate and standing in the shadow of Skull Hill you will find this beautiful garden with its ancient empty tomb. Since 1894 the focus of our ministry is Worship and Witness, as we declare the victory of the risen Christ.
All are welcome and entrance to the garden is Free.
Many come with an organised group; whilst others come on their own to experience the peace, beauty and message of this Christian site.
“One of the most profound experiences I have ever had”. - Linda Carol Bradley
“A place where I renewed my relationship with my Lord Jesus Christ”. - Imkong Menla
The ministry of the Garden Tomb has been severely impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. Since mid-March we have had no overseas visitors. It is unclear how long this situation will continue, but as a Christian ministry we are committed to remaining open for people to visit the garden, where the empty tomb bears witness to the hope we have in Christ Jesus. We look forward to welcoming you.
- Stephen Bridge, Director
This is a unique opportunity to partner with us in the development of the Garden Tomb.
Between 2016 and 2019 visitor numbers increased from 235,000 to 450,000 annually.
In 2020 Covid19 had a massive impact on the ministry, with tourism to Israel coming to a halt. There is no indication that the situation will change before the end of 2021
Although the pandemic has temporarily stopped tourists coming, it has presented to us a window of opportunity to improve the site, an opportunity that may never happen again.
We are therefore committed to seizing this moment, while tourism is halted, to undertake significant improvements throughout the Garden.
We want to be ready to welcome people back to this unique place, where the Gospel of the Risen Christ is proclaimed with power in the very place where these events may have happened.
We ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in financial support. For more information click on the Development Plans link below.
Welcome to the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. We invite you to join us on a devotional tour of the Garden and explore its spiritual significance as together we reflect on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions regarding the message and want to learn more about Jesus Christ, click on the following links or visit our resources page. Alpha Course Peace With God YouVersion Bible App
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The Garden Tomb serves over 400,000 visitors a year. We charge no entrance fees and provide free gospel centered tours for the incoming visitors. As an independent charity we depend on the generosity of visitors and supporters like you to maintain this beautiful place of witness and worship.
All visitors are most welcome to come and explore this unique site free of charge. To make the most of your visit download an information leaflet , available in different languages. Visitors may also make a reservation to join a free guided tour of the site. If your church group would like to share Holy Communion together, contact us at email@example.com to make a reservation.
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