Sep 19, 2014

Scottish Referendum

The General Thanksgiving will be read at the Liturgy on Sunday

Sep 3, 2014

Istanbul Debate



On Friday 29 August, the BBC and the British Council hosted a debate in Istanbul to discuss the relevance and legacy of the First World War in Turkey today. The debate will broadcast to listeners around the world on the BBC World Service next Saturday 6 September.

Hosted at the historic setting of Pera House (the British Counsulate-General) in Istanbul, BBC presenter, Razia Iqbal was joined by Turkish historians, Professor Ahmet Kuyas and Professor Aksin Somel to discuss the new political ethos of modernity which arose out of the war.


International best-selling novelist, Elif Shafakalso delivered a specially commissioned essay in which she discussed history and memory and explored the complicated legacy of the First World War in Turkey. Audience members also contributed to the discussion.

 "Nation Building and Modernity" will broadcast on BBC World Service on Saturday 6 September 2014 at 18:00 GMT, then Sunday 7 September at 11:00 GMT.


The event in Istanbul marked the fourth in a series of ten international debates entitled The War that Changed the World. All debates can also be listened to on the  BBC World Service website.

Aug 26, 2014


Our chaplaincy councillor Victoria's new grandson Henry held here by Uncle Tom!

Aug 16, 2014

Urgent Appeal

Ann Hazinedar asked the Chaplaincy to circulate this urgent news.

The English Chaplaincy asks anybody reading this message to help if he or she can:

"A friend of mine undergoing treatment in Istanbul for leukaemia will very soon be needing ongoing donations of A positive blood. The nature of the treatment means that blood which has been kept in storage cannot be used. 

We are therefore compiling a list of potential donors  whom we could contact as the need arises. 

Blood would need to be donated at Çapa (there may be a possibility of a lift by car when feasible). People on the list would be contacted and asked if they would be able to donate the next day.

The upper age limit for donation is 60 years and the donor should not have hypertension.

If you would be willing to have your name on this list, or know of anyone else who might, could you please contact me as soon as possible with your telephone number?" 

Ann Hazinedar

Ann' e-mail address for offers is :

Aug 14, 2014

All Saints floor replacement

Repairs @ St Helena's & All Sainta

This summer, essential repairs have been carried out by the Chaplaincy at St Helena's Chapel, and also, thanks to Turgay Ucal and congregants, at All Saints Moda. At All Saints, serious undergirding and replacement of the floor took place:

Aug 11, 2014

Feast of the Dormition

There will be a celebration of the Dormition of the BVM on Friday 15 August at 12 noon in St Helena's Chapel.

Prayers will also be said for the late Shirley Akan - friend and benefactress of the chaplaincy.

All are welcome.

Entrance is via the chapel yard gate next to Rixos Hotel.

Jul 20, 2014

Fresh Expressions in Istanbul

Our Fresh Expressions group meets every Sunday afternoon

Jul 18, 2014

Church of the Resurrection

The Church of the Resurrection, a Turkish Chaplaincy, meets weekly in the beautiful old Armenian Evangelical Church at Aynalicesme