Icon Centre


The BIC Partners and Friends


Helping support local Christians in the Middle East.

We work closely with Bethlehem University, who provide a senior member of the management team to sit on the company Board, and who help and encourage us in numerous ways. 

We have a MOU with The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London enabling us to offer their Diploma in Icon Painting in Bethlehem.

We collaborate with Pontifex University, an online university based in the U.S. Participants in our courses can gain credits for their master of sacred art program.

Having been founding members of the BIC Tantur Ecumenical Study Centre continues to support the work of the BIC.

The renovation of the new premises were provided through the Centre for Cultural and Heritage Preservation in Bethlehem with money from USAid.

The St Luke’s Icon Centre near Coventry,UK are active in raising funds and offering regular prayerful support. They also host small workshops run by the BIC Director. The organiser of the group is Revd Susan Mobberly (below left).

If you would like to be a group associate then please send an email to let us know who you are, where you are located, and what sort of support you would like to offer.

The Holy Land Iconography Trust is a registered UK charity dedicated to supporting the BIC, and it handles all our Fundraising activity in the UK. If you would like to make a donation please visit the 'MyDonate' website here.


Friends of the BIC


Organiser: Mr Stephen Baister (above centre), Purley, UK

The BIC is one way in which the wider community can help support the Christian community in the Middle East. At a time of increasing pressure upon Christians across the Middle East it is one very practical way of encouraging Christians not only to stay put but to live more deeply in touch with their endangered culture.

The Centre is not only dedicated to training people for employment and to creating a just and mutually enriching working environment, but also works  ensure this essential treasure of Eastern Christianity is enabled to flourish.

Friends come in many shapes and sizes, from substantial donors to those who are simply interested to follow our developments, through to those who come as visiting tutors or to study alongside the main body of local students. 

Most of our support comes from the UK, and there are occasional events to bring people together, to meet the director or one of the students, or to raise funds.

A couple of times a year the Centre sends out its Friends Newsletter by email. 

If you would like to be an official Friend of the BIC then please send an email giving your name & country, and your address and telephone number if you feel comfortable doing so. The list will only be used strictly to keep you informed about the Centre and its development.