Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem


Bienvenue! Welcome! שָׁלוֹם Benvenuti! مرحبا ¡Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Witajcie! Karibuni!

The Community of Missionaries of Africa – the White Fathers – welcomes you to the place dedicated to Saint Anne in the Old City of Jerusalem.

You are invited to pray in the Romanesque Basilica, built by Crusaders in the 12th century on the site where Saints Anne and Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, lived according to tradition. Here too, according to the 2nd century Proto-Evangelium of St. James, Mary was born.

Next to the Basilica is the historic Bethesda, the pool mentioned in the Gospel of Saint John (ch. 5), where the Lord Jesus healed a paralytic who had been sick for 38 years. The miracle of healing made this place very important for our Christian faith. Jesus today comes to everyone who needs healing with the same question: “Do you want to be healed?” The answer belongs to each of us.

Enjoy this virtual visit! We are waiting for you here, and may God bless you!

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00
Sunday : closed

Entry fee:
Adults: 12 NIS
Students: 10 NIS

Our feasts (Eucharist, free entry):
Nativity of Mary: Sep. 8 at 9.00am

Immaculate Conception: Dec. 8 at 10.00am

St Anne and St Joachim: Jul. 26 at 7.00am

Morning Prayer (Sunday): 6.45am
Eucharist (Sunday): 7.00am

Our daily liturgy (free entry):
Morning Prayer: 6.30am
Eucharist: 6.45am

Visiting groups may use the Pilgrim Center for prayer by booking in advance:
[email protected]


You can support making a donation to the White Fathers at Saint Anne’s.

Missionaries of Africa – White Fathers


Euro: IL 06 011 068 0000 185496085
USD: IL 25 011 068 0000 185496034
NIS: IL 65 011 068 0000 077525487


(Israel Discount Bank Ltd.)


Missionaries of Africa – White Fathers
19 Lions’ Gate Street
P.O.Box 19079
9119002 Jerusalem via Israel
Tel: +972 (2) 628 32 85 / +972 (2) 628 07 64
Fax: +972 (2) 628 07 64
E-mail : [email protected]
Basilique : [email protected]
Réservation : [email protected]
Musée : [email protected]
Sessions : [email protected]