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.

UPDATE (17 September 2022) It is only three months since we celebrated with great joy and thankfulness the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. Now we share with millions of others in the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world in grieving for her, following her death on Thursday 8 September. At the Eucharist on Sunday 11 September, the congregation remembered and gave thanks for the Queen, and commended her into God's hands. Once again this Sunday (18 September), which continues to be within the official period of mourning, the Queen will be remembered in the prayers of the Church, and the Book of Condolence will be available for people to sign.

May Queen Elizabeth Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory!

God Save the King!

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 contact Fr James 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, 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