A church was built in 1990 AD in the place through which the Holy Family passed. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III took care of this church and made his historic visit to the Egyptian city of Rafah to inaugurate this church on Sunday 25-06-1995AD.
The main altar was consecrated in the name of the Great Martyr Saint George, as the church is close to Palestine, which is the home country of the Great Martyr Saint George. The other altar was consecrated in the name of the Holy Family. A third altar was added in the name of Saint Anthony the Great during the era of His Eminence Anba Cosman, Bishop of North Sinai.
His Eminence Bishop Cosman was interested in beautifying this church, so an iconostasis was added to the church, which was decorated with Coptic shapes and crosses. Various icons of the saints were drawn, as well as the icon of the main altar as described in the Book of Revelation.
During the time of His Eminence, several relics of the saints were brought to the church including: Martyr George of Alexandria, Saint Takla Haimanout, Saint Barbara, the martyrs of Bethlehem, the martyrs of Akhmim, the martyr Abu Fam al-gundi, the martyrs of Fayoum and the martyrs of the children of Anba Thomas.
A library and a computer center were added to the church as well, and the church now belongs to the North Sinai Chair under the care of His Holiness, Anba Tawadros II, and his partner in the apostolic service, His Grace Bishop Cosman. Many monks served the church, and finally they settled on the ordination of a priest, Reverend Youssef Sobhi Zaki, as the first priest of the Rafah Church. The church celebrates every year on the first of June, the anniversary of the entry of Christ and his mother the Virgin Mary to the land of Egypt. The Vespers prayers and the Divine Liturgy are held there to celebrate this occasion, and the church receive many visitors to take the blessing of this holy place throughout the year.