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.

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY IN IZMIR Sunday 22 January to Saturday 28 January 2023:

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity brings together Christians from many denominations and traditions around the world. Please see details below. And please do come along. In these celebrations we rejoice in our common calling to be brothers and sisters in Christ, praying that God may heal us of all our conflicts and divisions. The services also allow us to visit one another in our churches, deepen our friendships and share the warmth and light of Christ at a chilly time of the year!

Sunday 22 January, 7.00 PM

Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Alsancak

Monday 23 January, 7.00 PM

Saint Helena Catholic Church, Karsiyaka

Wednesday 25 January, 7.00 PM

Saint Polycarp Catholic Church, Konak

Saturday 28 January, 7.00 PM

Hagia Fotini Orthodox Church. Konak

All are welcome to these important services

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.so@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