The Garden Tomb is pleased to announce we will be opening our gates on Monday 1st June 2020.
We are open for tours by appointment only.Monday–Friday 9.00am – 12.00pm.Please make reservations using our online booking system Book A Visit
Individual visitors to the Garden are welcome at 10.00am Monday-Friday for a guided tour.Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place. Limited availability.
For any other requests, please send an email to email@example.com
Please note no reservations will be taken after 12.00.
We look forward to welcoming you.
The online shop is now open. SPECIAL - free shipping for orders over $50 until April 15th! All proceeds directly support the Garden Tomb ministry.
I think this may be the first time we have asked our supporters to consider making a financial gift to the Garden, but we need your help now. If you could afford £10 ($12) or more this would make a big difference to our ability to be ready for the new season. Please continue to pray for us at this critical time.
May I thank you in anticipation for your kindness to us. I am sure that our God, who is no mans debtor, will bless and prosper you as you give to the ministry of the Garden.
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Prayer is an essential part of the ministry of the Garden Tomb and we believe that intercessory prayer is most sustainable when prayer needs and feedback are regularly communicated. Therefore, we will send regular reports and updates to our prayer partners. Please join us as a prayer partner of the Garden Tomb as we seek to introduce people to Jesus the Messiah and His victory revealed in the cross and resurrection.
You may also wish to join in prayer with Christians around the world using Lectio 365, a daily devotional resource from leaders of the 24-7 Prayer movement, and produced in partnership with CWR.
We are all currently facing an unprecedented time in our world. This Covid-19 pandemic is challenging our ways of life and the very existence of some businesses and charities. We at the Garden had to close our doors to the public at the beginning of March because of the virus and therefore our income flow has completely stopped. No tourists, no donations and no shop sales. Because our ministry is faith based, depending on donations and shop sales, we are having to face decisions concerning our staff and ministry that are very difficult, in the context of uncertainty. We are seeking to be diligent and wise in all our decisions, but as our resources diminish, so does our ability to endure the storm and prepare for a new season.
We share the gospel message with every one of our nearly 500,000 visitors a year. We see people come to faith continually, others healed and restored. The Garden is truly a vibrant place of renewal in every way. The Garden is truly a vibrant place of renewal in every way. This is chiefly as a result of your prayers and the commitment of our staff and volunteers who sacrificially serve the Lord in this unique place.
All visitors are most welcome to come explore this unique site free of charge. We provide information leaflets to any visitor in about 30 different languages. Visitors may also make a reservation to join a free guided tour of the site or reserve a place for their church group to share the Holy Communion together. We do not allow eating or smoking on site and ask that the garden be preserved as a quiet place for worship and contemplation.
The garden is open every Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The garden is closed on Sundays, apart from announced events.
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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.
According to the scriptures, Jesus was crucified in a place named “the Skull” (Golgotha in Aramaic). In the mid-19th century, several Christian scholars suggested that the rocky escarpment, which can be viewed from the garden, marked the place of the Messiah’s crucifixion. They noted its proximity to a main city gate, its association with executions according to local tradition, and its physical resemblance to a skull.
In the gospels we read that “at the place where Jesus was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no-one had ever been laid” (John 19:41). Archaeological evidence suggests that this place was an agricultural garden in those days, and inside the garden an ancient Jewish tomb has been found, perhaps the empty tomb of Jesus.
For over 120 years, the Garden Tomb has shared the story of the Messiah’s crucifixion and resurrection with countless visitors from across the globe. Some believe that this garden is the setting of those gospel events. However, the question as to whether this is the same tomb in which the Messiah was buried is ultimately unimportant. What is important is that visitors to this garden have an encounter with the living Messiah today. This is our prayer and ministry.
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