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St. George's College Jerusalem[1]
Established 1920[1]
Type Private[1]
Religious affiliation Anglican[1]
Dean Stephen W. Need[2]
Location East Jerusalem[1], Jerusalem[1], Palestine
Campus Urban[1]

St George’s College Jerusalem(SGCJ) is a Continuing Education Center of the Anglican Communion. It is part of the Anglican diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.



The school was originally founded as a seminary for Palestinian seminarians.[1]. In 1962, it expanded its mission to include educating clergy and laity from other parts of the country. Currently students from 92 countries and 96 faith traditions.[3]


The college is on the grounds of the Cathedral. It is in East Jerusalem and is ten minutes’ walk from the Old City of Jerusalem. The school is located in a three story building contains 20 dorm rooms capable of housing up to 40 students. The 21,000 volume library is one of the largest English language libraries in Jerusalem.[4]

Recent history

Security concerns stemming from the Second Intifada have cause enrollment to dwindle as fewer students to be willing to travel to the Holy Land.[2]

In 2004 SGCJ appointed its current Dean, Stephen W. Need, who had previously been the college's director of studies.[2] The college's current director of studies is Kamal Farah.[4]

In 2008, the SGCJ launch a joint curriculum with the Council for World Mission. The program, called ‘Face to Face' matches individuals in the developed world with individuals locally in different contexts of deprivation. The program in Jerusalem is run by SGCJ. In the first iteration of the 26 people from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States came to campus.[5]

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Coordinates: 31°47′14.24″N 35°13′45.68″E / 31.7872889°N 35.2293556°E / 31.7872889; 35.2293556



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