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 (Tuesday 21 April 2020)
We regret to inform you that during the current Covid-19 pandemic, the church is closed.    However, St John's remains a community of prayer and praise, and we have continued our weekly gatherings on-line.   

Our Sunday online service is at 10.00 am.  We also 'meet' for evening prayer on Tuesdays at 5.00 pm and for Bible Study on Wednesdays at 2.00 pm.  Day by day, as we give thanks for our redemption in Christ, we also pray for the peoples of this and every land in this time of need, remembering especially those who are sick, and those caring for them, and all whose lives have been plunged into difficulty and uncertainty.

Please email the Chaplain ( if you would like to join us for our on-line gatherings.     

In normal times we welcome all visitors to the Eucharist on Sunday mornings, at 10.00 am at St John's Church, Alsancak.  Our usual pattern is to have refreshments together in the Church Hall after the service.  
We usually meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at  St. Mary Magdelene Anglican Church, Bornova, but once again this service is suspended during the health crisis.   
See separate page for more information about the Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bornova.  

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To view the Diocese in Europe safeguarding policy please go to
To contact the diocesan safeguarding team please email:
For all enquiries of a safeguarding nature, please call: 
+44 (0)207 898 1163

Both our churches are currently closed to visitors.  Come back and visit us when the restrictions are over! 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