From The Revd James Buxton, Chaplain
Welcome to our website! Here you can find details of our usual services and events, the special services coming up and information about the Anglican presence in Izmir, past and present. If you would like to find out more about us, do not hesitate to get in touch. We are in the process of re-editing and improving our website so please forgive any rough edges.
UPDATE (7 October 2021)
SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER is our annual HARVEST FESTIVAL, when we give thanks for the beauty and fruitfulness of creation and decorate our church with the fruits of the Harvest. Please see below** for upcoming celebrations at St John's Church and at St Mary Magdalene's Church in Bornova, including our ARMISTICE DAY AND REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY ceremonies.
Our regular Sunday service, the Eucharist, is at 10.00 AM on Sundays. Sensible measures to protect our health are in place. A warm welcome to all! The autumn is a time of transition and change for many in the international community. If you are new in Izmir, we look forward to meeting you and if you have questions about life in Turkey and Izmir our friendly community has much accumulated experience, and we'd be delighted to help you.
REGULAR WORSHIP IN ENGLISH
Our congregation members come from many different parts of the world, but our common language is English, which we use both in our worship and in our other meetings.
In normal times we meet weekly for Evening Prayer on Tuesday afternoons at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Bornova. However, during the current restoration of St Mary's Church, the service is suspended. We meet on-line instead.
See separate page for more information about the Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bornova.
**SPECIAL SERVICES AND EVENTS**
KEEPING IN TOUCH
If you would like to receive our email bulletin please email the Chaplain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get regular updates, please 'like' our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/izmiranglican/
We take our duty to protect children and other vulnerable persons very seriously at our churches in Izmir.
The St John's Church Safeguarding Officer may be contacted by email on email@example.com
To view the Diocese in Europe safeguarding policy please go to https://europe.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding
To contact the diocesan safeguarding team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +44 (0)207 898 1163
VIEWING OUR CHURCHES
St John's Church is open to the public on most week day afternoons. Please contact the chaplain for further information, or to arrange a private visit. The church of St Mary Magdalene is currently closed whilst undergoing restoration. You can find some pictures of our churches on this website, and do 'like' our Facebook page, where you can see many images of our churches and our church life.
NEW YEAR CONCERT January 2021
Please view this beautiful concert which took place at St John's in January. The video includes beautiful shots of the interior of our building.
Above: The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Alsancak, Izmir
Below: The Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Bornova, Izmir