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 (21 January 2021)
Owing to the Government of Turkey's measures against Coronavirus, St John's Church is now closed for worship on Sundays.  Therefore, until further notice our Sunday service will take place on Zoom at 10.00 am.  Please email the Chaplain ( if you would like to join this event.  Evening prayer on Tuesdays at 5.00 pm, and Bible Study on Wednesdays at 2.00, are also being held on Zoom. 

We were delighted to host a concert recording by the wonderful local ensemble Izmir Baroque, under the direction of Bulent Oral.  This charming concert of Baroque chamber music and songs was filmed.  The video of the concert includes lovely shots of the interior of our church.  To view, click on this link: 

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.   
In normal times we meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at  St. Mary Magdelene Anglican Church, Bornova.  However, during the health crisis this service is suspended.  We meet on line instead.   
See separate page for more information about the Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bornova.  

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We take our duty to protect children and other vulnerable persons very seriously at our churches in Izmir. 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

We regret to announce that owing to the current situation, our churches are closed, except by arrangement.  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