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.
REGULAR WORSHIP AT ST JOHN'S CHURCH, ALSANCAK Our regular Sunday service, the Eucharist, is at 10.00 AM on Sundays. Whether you are a tourist or on business, or a resident of Izmir, you will be most welcome at our service, and for refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall. Our congregation members come from many different walks of life and parts of the world, but our common language is English, which we use both in our worship and in our other meetings. See separate page for more information about the Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bornova.
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS AT OUR CHURCHES
Saturday 2 December 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM our annual Kermes/Christmas Fair, featuring numerous food, crafts, speciality and bric-a-brac stalls, raffle, and a chance to see St John's Church beautifully decorated for Christmas. For more information or to make a contribution (including good second hand items) please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 3 December 10.00 AM Advent Sunday Eucharist at St John's Church
Saturday 16 December 7.00 PM our Festival of Christmas Carols and Readings, featuring musical items performed by prize-winning local choir, A Capella Gramofon
Sunday 24 December 7.00 PM Candle-lit Christmas Eve Eucharist at St John's Church
Monday 25 December 10.00 AM Christmas Day Eucharist at St John's Church with traditional Christmas Carols and Readings. Also on Christmas Day, there will be a Eucharist at 12.30 PM at the Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bornova
DONATING TO ST JOHN'S CHURCH The ministry of St John's Church relies on the generous support of congregation members and friends of the church around the world. Please consider making a regular donation online. This is the most effective and reliable way of giving, and is incredibly helpful for us. If you would like to discuss making a regular, or a one-off donation towards our ministry in Izmir, please contact us at email@example.com
SAFEGUARDING 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call +44 (0)207 898 1163
VIEWING OUR CHURCHES St John's Church is often open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons (from 3 to 6), and at times of worship on Sundays. Please contact us 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.
Above: The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Alsancak, Izmir
Below: The Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Bornova, Izmir