Christ Church

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Christ Church information

Istanbul , Turkey
Serdar-i Ekrem Sokak 52
+90 555 810 1010
Getting there
Tram: Karaköy, then funicular to Tünel
Metro: Şişhane
Opening hours
services 10am Sun
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The cornerstone of this Gothic-style Anglican church was laid in 1858 by Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, known as 'The Great Elchi' (elçi, meaning ambassador) because of his paramount influence in mid-19th-century Ottoman affairs. The largest of the city's Protestant churches, it was dedicated in 1868 as the Crimean Memorial Church and restored and renamed in the mid-1990s.

Inside, there is a painted rood screen by Scottish artist Mungo McCosh that depicts notable İstanbul residents (mainly expats). Services are so wonderfully High that they would almost be at home at St Peter's.

To visit, attend the Sunday service or SMS chaplain Ian Sherwood to organise a convenient time.