Sep 28, 2015

Michaelmas & Harvest

Michaelmas will be celebrated at St Helena's Chapel at 12 noon on Wednesday 30 Sept 2015.

Harvest Festival hymns will be sung at Christ Church at 10AM on Sunday 4 Oct 2015. Please do bring dried and or tinned food, rice, pasta, or whatever you think would be suitable to assist refugees.

All are - as usual - very welcome to attend both these services.

Sep 9, 2015

Non-equal Weddings - think twice!

If non-equal couples invested the money they ended up spending on their wedding, most would have £19,998 in five years.

If British non-equal couples invested the money that they ended up spending on coming to Istanbul for theatrical weddings on the Bosporos most would have £36,996 in five years.


Sep 6, 2015

For our laxer Church attenders


New Term starts October 11th 2015 – 13th December (8 weeks).

'An hour to dance, an hour to sing, an hour to act – a lifetime to perform.'

Join our Saturday morning (children 8-15) or Sunday morning (adult only) classes from 9.30 – 12.30.

The school runs from 9.30 – 12.30 and providethe opportunity to take classes in dance, acting and singing. The aim of the classes is to develop confidence and self-esteem as well as developing performance skills in a disciplined and creative environment.

Venue: ITI, 4th Levent

Term dates.

Autumn term: 11th October – 13th December (Xmas pantomime)

Winter term: 10th January – 13th March (30th January / 6thFebruary semester break holiday)

– Spring show (Saturday 12th March).

Spring Term: 10th April – 29th May


Fee: 250 GBP per term (24 hours).

Annual fee (3 terms) – 600 GBP (20% discount).

Speech Bubbles School of Performing Arts Summer School is for everyone interested in singing, acting and dancing  and participating in musical theatre. This year we will be introducing a class for adults. All classes are run by professional teachers who are passionate about what they do. 

The Speech Bubbles ethos is to enable participants to grow gradually, and at their own speed, and to fulfill their personal potential. The programme is broad to enable students to experience a wide range of styles and skills. Each day there will be one hour of dancing, singing and acting. The dance class will improve coordination and technique and give the opportunity to learn dance routines and musical theatre ensemble pieces while keeping fit! In drama, participants will explore their creativity through improvisation and role play, improving vocabulary, social awareness and communication skills. The singing class will introduce students to different rhythms and tempos in music allowing them to challenge themselves with a wide range of songs while improving technique and vocal ability. 

Fun is an essential element and Speech Bubbles has learned one truth over many years: everyone loves to achieve and flourish in a disciplined, trusting environment. Speech Bubbles set the highest standards for their shows. 

This year we are employing new teachers to help us and we are also opening a "Teaching Performing Arts" teacher training course to ensure the teachers recieve the highest quality training  and support. Details of this course from:

In order to complete your registration please visit our web site:

And click on the 'Apply Now' button. Places are limited and fill up quickly so apply early to avoid diappointment.

For further information visit:

or email:

Jul 19, 2015


The Chaplaincy offers condolences and prayers for John Freely and family on the death of Dolores Freely. John and Dolores have been very much part of the City's landscape for many years. Dolores will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

Jul 14, 2015

Duncan Blake

We are sad to announce the death of Duncan Blake 1952-2015 who died on 14th July. The English Funeral Rite will begin at 11AM on Friday 17th July at The Crimean Memorial (Christ Church), Serdar Ekrem Sokak 52, Galata. Cremation will follow in the UK. Duncan's ashes will be taken back to Turkey later.

We wish the Blake family our condolences. May Duncan rest in peace and rise in glory!