In its early years it became known as the “Jewish Protestant Church”. w=600 600w" sizes="(max-width: 194px) 100vw, 194px" data-recalc-dims="1" / Christ Church was established by an Anglican missionary society, founded in 1809, called the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews.
Christ Church compound (© Rick Lobs)" data-medium-file="https://i2com/ fit=800,600" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-image-4681 size-medium" src="https://i2com/ resize=300,225" alt="Christ Church" width="300" height="225" srcset="https://i2com/ The first bishop was a former Jewish rabbi, Michael Solomon Alexander, who had come to believe in Jesus while teaching Hebrew in England.
Construction of Christ Church, the seat of the bishopric, was not completed when Bishop Alexander died in 1845, after only three years in office.
Theological disagreements, combined with rising antagonism between Britain and Prussia, led to the dissolution of the English/Prussian partnership in 1887.
The following year the bishop’s seat was moved to the newly completed St George’s Cathedral, on Nablus Road in East Jerusalem.
The Anglican Communion is an inheritor of 2000 years of catholic and apostolic tradition dating from Christ himself, rooted in the Church of England.