John Kittmer Blog

Former British Ambassador Dr John Kittmer to lecture on Anglo-Hellenism

We are delighted to promote this lecture on Anglo-Hellenism by Dr John Kittmer.  Dr Kittmer was a staunch supporter of St Paul’s during his tenure as the British Ambassador to Greece.  A fervent Hellenist, since returning to the UK  he has completed his PhD at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, Kings College London.

2nd Annual Niki Marangou Memorial Lecture, 7 Feb. 2020, 7:00pm, Cotsen Hall (adjacent to the Gennadius Library; entry from 9, Anapiron Polemou Street, Kolonaki, Athens)


Please join us for the 2nd Niki Marangou Lecture, to be held in Athens. Our speaker will be Dr John Kittmer, Chair of The Anglo-Hellenic League, former British Ambassador to Greece, and recent PhD King’s College London. The title of his presentation (in Greek) is: ‘Anglo-Hellenism: Adventures in Cultural Exchange’. He elaborates on the topic as follows: ‘British involvement in Greece was strong throughout the nineteenth century. “Anglo-Hellenism” became an institutionalised concept in the aftermath of the Balkan Wars. The decline of British power and the Cyprus crisis of the 1950s ended its political role. This lecture examines the extent to which culture has become a substitute means of exchange between the two countries, through illustrated exploration of emblematic figures and ideas. And it speculates about the role of culture in the post-Brexit future.’


This lecture is made possible through the sponsorship of Mr Constantis Candounas in collaboration with the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London.


Kalogerakis Blog

“Rimbautika and other stories” MICHALIS & PANTELIS KALOGERAKIS

Saturday 25th January 2020 at 21.00 hrs

Michalis and Pantelis Kalogerakis welcome the new decade at St Paul’s Anglican Church and present for the first time their recent recording “Rimbautika”. The Kalogerakis brothers present the stormy relationship of the poet Arthur Rimbaud with Paul Verlaine through the exchanged love letters while performing “rebetika” songs. The musical narration attempts to highlight the invisible threads that link Rimbaud’s “rebetiko” lifestyle to the intense poetic world of rebetika songs by giving the title “Rebetiko” .


Organized by: Mikri Arktos

ENTRANCE BY TICKETS 15 and 13 euros

Information and tickets pre-sale: Ticketservices, 39 Panepistimiou Avenue,

Tel. 210 7234567 and Public stores

Evensong blog
Scola Cantorum

30th Choral Evensong (Christmas)

30th Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sunday, December 22nd, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Philellinon 27, 10557 Syntagma.

Cantores & Cappella Sancti Pauli conducted by Iason Marmaras

Minister: The Reverend Canon Leonard Doolan

free admission and retiring collection

After the service arias from Handel’s Messiah will be sung by Marina Theodoropoulou, Alexandra Plessia and Clair Zerva.

The Renaissance Choral Evensong services at St Paul’s are organised by the Schola Cantorum Sancti Pauli, the Athens Centre for Early Music (of the Ατhens Conservatory), and St Paul’s Anglican Church.

The Cappella Sancti Pauli, under the direction of Iason Marmaras, sing a series of Choral Evensong services that aim to revive the musical and liturgical practice at Cathedrals and Chapels during the Renaissance, but also the music as experienced by musicians in those times, seeing the music as a functional part of the liturgy, rather than as a building block for concerts.


Christingle Blog


This Sunday’s 10.15 Liturgy will be a Christingle Service and we hope many families will attend. For those who have not attended a Christingle service before here are some details about what it’s all about:

The symbolism of Christingle

Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:

The orange represents the world
The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
The four cocktail sticks represent the four corners of the earth
The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations,
The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.

It is traditional at a Christingle Service to bring along a present for underprivileged children and this year we will be collecting new toys for Hestia Hellas.

Special Services Blog

Special Services at St Paul’s during December 2019

From traditional to contemporary, there is something for everyone to enjoy at St Paul’s this December.

Our festive Christmas singalong on Sunday 8th December, is a hit with the whole family with songs both old and new and traditional carols being sung all washed down with warm mulled wine and Panetone.  Fr Leonard conducting “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is the real highlight of the evening.  There will be a 5€ entry charge for those aged 16yrs+  and a retiring collection.  Arrive early to obtain a seat!


Our Choral Evensong  with the Scola Cantorum takes place on 22nd December and the traditional service of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve brings a more reflective side to the season.


There will be no Singalong Messiah this year, but save your voices for next December – we’ll be back!


Check out St Paul’s Calendar here for full details of dates and times


Messiah blog

Händel’s Messiah Sinfonietta Hellinica and Pantion University Choir

Saturday 21st December 2019, 20.00

“And He shall reign for ever and ever”

Händel’s most famous oratory performed by the Sinfonietta Hellinica and Pantio University Choir and soloists: Yiorgos Galanis, Sophia Papadimitropoulou, Cassandra Dimopoulou, Filipos Modinos and Dimosthenis Stavrianos. Conducted by: Yiorgos Galanis

Organised by: Sinfonietta Hellenica



Information and reservations: Mob. 6934573118

my sister blog

“H adelphi mou- My sister” By Stavros Zoumboulakis

Various dates during December 2019, and January and February 2020

(click here to view Calendar)
"Anyone who has not felt the pain will be a shallow and a silly person”

Periklis Moustakis directs Stavros Zoumboulakis’ experimental narrative “My Sister”.

Through the epilepsy of his sister, who sealed her life and, in another way, his own, Stavros Zoumboulakis wanted to talk about illness, pain, joy, faith and most of all about kindness and love. A text that is ultimately comforting. The author gives us a highly confessional and deeply personal narrative that reaches us through conversations with Vale, Levinas and Kamy as a major theological commentary, an existential and at the same time universal question on the subject and sickness.

Dora Stilianesi  plays the main role

Organized by: Askisi- Theatrical Company


ENTRANCE BY TICKETS: 14, 10 and 8 euros

Information/Tickets pre-sale: Public Stores and Ticket Services

Athenium Conservatory blog

The Athenian Conservatory presents its Guitar Ensemble and Youth Choir

Wednesday 18th December 2019, 20.00

Young guitarists and choristers will perform a programme of renaissance and classical music.


Organized by: The Athenian Coservatory



Information and invitations: Athenian Conservatory, 96 Ayias Sofias and Mikalis, N. Smyrni, Tel. 210 9331244, e-mail:


Psarantonis blog

PSARANTONIS “Since the beginning, the world has been shaped by sound and rhythm.” Taste the Music 2

Thursday 12th December 2019, 20.30 and 22.30


Psarantonis, the legend of Cretan music, is known for his deep knowledge of tradition, which he describes as “ancient and at the same time young.” He represented Greece at international festivals, deeply impressing the international community. At the end of Taste the Music 2 Series, Psarantonis will move us from the stage together with Niki Xylouris, Ioannis Papatzanis and Nektarios Kontoyiannis.



Organized by: United We Fly IKE

Empowered by Skouras Domaine


Information: United We Fly: Tel: 2106985340,

Tickets pre-sale:

Tel. 13855, 211 7700 000 and 211760 3000