Right in the heart of Beyoğlu you’ll find Christ Church, also known as the Crimean Church as it was built in memory of those who lost their lives in that war.

Basically it is the ‘Istanbul Parish Church’ and you can attend a service there every Sunday morning at 10.00am.

The address of the church is Serdar Ekrem Sokak 52 and to find it, wherever you are staying, go to the top of Istiklal Caddesi and, just before you reach the end, you will see a Metro Station called Şişhane on the left, if you are coming from the direction of Taksim.

If you are coming from Sultan Ahmet and have taken the Tünel funicular up from Karaköy, turn right out of the station and follow the road around to the left and you will see the Şişhane Metro Station on your right.

Walk down the steep street that runs behind the Metro station entrance until you reach the T-junction at the bottom.

Turn left and continue to the end where you turn right and you will see the church in front of you.

There has been Anglican worship in Istanbul since 1582 and the current chaplain, Canon Ian Sherwood, continues the tradition of a church that is inclusive and welcomes all.

After the service coffee is served, and it is a good way to meet Istanbul residents from a variety of nationalities.

Canon Sherwood also runs a blog on which information about the Church, and other churches in Istanbul, together with dates of forthcoming events are posted.

You can find it here click on this link.

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