The Anglican presence in Izmir

The Anglican Church in Izmir
There has been an Anglican church and chaplain in Izmir since 1626.  For centuries our churches served members of the British community who came to the city originally for trade, industry and to build the railways.  

The congregation today
Today our congregation includes English-speaking expatriates from the UK 
and many other parts of the world, tourists, pilgrims, and local people.  We are a friendly and welcoming community.  

Our buildings and facilities
There are two beautiful Anglican Churches in Izmir, one at Alsancak, the other at Bornova.  Our principal place of worship is St John's, Alsancak, where we have a church hall and other facilities.

Our activities
In addition to our services we also hold social events, film nights and regular Bible study.  We also offer the opportunity to prepare for Baptism and Confirmation.  If you would like to find out more about any of our activities, please come along and ask, or contact the Chaplain, who is always glad to receive inquiries and to meet those who would like to find out more.   

The Chaplain
The Chaplain is the Revd James Buxton, who was installed at St John's Church, by the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe (one of the Diocesan bishops of the Church of England) on 25 September 2017.  Fr James was previously Dean of Chapel at Corpus Christi College Cambridge.  
 
The wider Church
The Anglican Church in Izmir is part of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe, which is one of the 42 dioceses of the Church of England, under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The Diocesan bishop is the Right Revd Robert Innes, who is based in Brussels.  To find out more please ask the Chaplain or explore the following websites: 

Diocese in Europe website:  www.europe.anglican.org
Church of England website:  www.churchofengland.org
Archbishop of Canterbury:  www.archbishopofcanterbury.org