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.

CHRISTMAS 2022 We would love to welcome you to St John's Church over the Advent and Christmas period! Please take a look at the following special events and services:

Advent Sunday (27 November) 10.00 AM Holy Communion, with lighting of the Advent Wreath.

St John's Kermes (Christmas Fair) 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday 3 December: Stalls, Food, Fun and Friendship at our first Kermes since 2019.

Christmas Carol Service at 7.00 PM on Sunday 18 December. Join us for our lovely festival of traditional carols, anthems sung by the A Capella Gramofon Choir, and Christmas readings.

Christmas Eve Service at 7.00 PM on Saturday 24 December. Our Candlelit Christmas Eucharist with beautiful carols, readings and prayers.

Christmas Day Eucharist at 10.00 AM on Sunday 25 December at St John's Church.

Christmas Day Eucharist at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bornova at 1.00 PM on Sunday 25 December.

All our welcome to our services and events, and there is no need to book. Please contact Fr James if you would like to know more (email: james.buxton@mtsmail.org)

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.

KEEPING IN TOUCH If you would like to receive our email bulletin please email the Chaplain at james.buxton@mtsmail.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 have a word with Fr James or contact him by email (james.buxton@mtsmail.org)

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 izmiranglican.safe@gmail.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 europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org 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 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.

Above: The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Alsancak, Izmir

Below: The Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Bornova, Izmir