Welcome to St. Paul’s Anglican Church Athens, the earliest foreign church in the Greek capital!
Consecrated on Palm Sunday in 1843 by the Rt. Rev. George Tomlinson, Bishop of Gibraltar, St. Paul’s has been a steady focus ever since of worship, pastoral care and cultural activities for the English-speaking residents of Athens, as well as for visitors journeying through the city. For the Anglican Church, it is both a joy and a privilege to have a presence in a land that has such prominence in the New Testament. It gives us great delight if you are able share this privilege with us as a resident, as a visitor or as a pilgrim.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is at 27, Philellinon Street & Amalias Avenue, near Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens.
YEARS IN ATHENS
MEALS A DAY FOR THE HOMELESS
YEARS OF A CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
EUROS RAISED SINCE 2012 FOR THE GREEK CRISIS VICTIMS & REFUGEES
Social welfare is part of the programme of the Anglican Church in Athens. The Anglican Church helps with the ‘Church in the Street’ ecumenical project, whereby 800 meals are distributed to homeless people daily. It is also associated with caring for those with Down Syndrome, a Senior Citizens’ home and, more recently, has been tirelessly involved with the refugee crisis.
offers a place to worship
IN THE CENTRE OF ATHENS
responds to the
REFUGEE CRISIS DAILY
provides food & comfort to
THE HOMELESS DAILY
works hand-in-hand with other
CHURCHES IN GREECE
collaborates with the
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
GUIDANCE & ADVICE
organises cultural events
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Every year, St. Paul’s organises a tapestry of cultural events, where music is predominant. The church building’s excellent acoustics and the beautiful tone of its organ provide the ideal combination for a series of spring concerts. Recitals of early music are also held in the autumn, among others by the Ex Silentio ensemble and the Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra. These are complemented by a ‘sing-along’ of Handel’s Messiah at the approach of Christmas, where everybody can add their voice and rejoice.
The Chaplaincy is actively involved in the world surrounding it, whether this relates to those made vulnerable by the ongoing economic crisis in Greece, the refugees fleeing war and insecurity, or the problems faced by members of its congregation. People matter – and St. Paul’s considers that, beyond matters of faith, its ministry should be open to the world, collaborating with other Christian Churches, helping as many as it can, while also tending to its flock. Join us in our weekly services, participate in our events, contribute to our endeavours to make our world a better one!
Contrary to popular belief, we do not receive any funding whether from the Britisih government or the Church of England.
We have to meet all our financial needs on our own and struggle to cover our core costs. We have to raise every single cent ourselves and are reliant on the generosity of supporters to be able to deliver vital help and care. Every gift helps ensure St. Paul’s can continue to offer moments of peace, reflection and prayer to all who seek it. Some companies and individuals already contribute regularly and for their generosity we are grateful and most thankful. We sincerely hope you will join them and make a donation – we need your help!
Thank you and God bless you!
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is a beautiful building of great historical interest. It is a well-known landmark, situated at the busy junction of Philellinon Street and Queen Amalias Avenue, opposite the National Gardens. Built in early 19th-century Gothic style and consecrated on Palm Sunday, 1843, it is a listed building with excellent acoustics and a church organ, the oldest working pipe organ in Greece. Discover it!
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