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 1000 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 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.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER The following services take place at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Alsancak EXCEPT Evening Prayer on Holy Tuesday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. These two services will be held at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bornova.
We are delighted to announce that our Holy Week Preacher is the Revd Canon Colin Williams, our former Archdeacon. Fr Colin is a retired priest living in north west England. We are looking forward greatly to his presence with us.
Palm Sunday (2 April) at St John’s Church: 10.00 AM Holy Eucharist with blessing of psalms, procession & dramatic reading of the Passion
Holy Tuesday (4 April) at St Mary Magdalene, Bonorva: 5.00 PM Evening Prayer
Maundy Thursday (6 April) at St John’s: 7.00 PM Eucharist of the Last Supper and the Watch
Good Friday (7 April) St John’s: 7.00 PM Service of the Seven Last Words from the Cross, St John’s Church
Holy Saturday (8 April) at St Mary Magdalene, Bornova: 8.00PM The Easter Vigil, with Holy Fire and First Proclamation of Easter
Easter Sunday (9 April) at St John’s: 10:00 AM Easter Eucharist Celebration
KEEPING IN TOUCH If you would like to receive our email bulletin please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see our posts, please 'like' our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/izmiranglican/
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