St. John's Anglican Church, Izmir

St. John's Anglican Church, Izmir

The Anglican Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, also known simply as St. John's, is located in Izmir. The present site was bought specifically for the purpose of building a church, after the British Consulate was rebuilt without provision for a place of worship. The building was built with money raised by local people. The foundation stone was laid in November 1898 and the church was completed in 1899.

The church seats about 150 people. The baptismal font is traditionally placed near the main entrance to the church to symbolise the fact that it is by baptism Anglicans become members of the Church of Christ. The font is in the shape of a shell, an ancient Christian symbol of pilgrimage. The east window can be seen on entering the church with a traditional depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus, with his mother Mary on his right and St. John on his left. Amongst the other items within the church inventory are a pair of crosses laid on the altar table whose style suggests origins of Russia and Ethiopia respectively.
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St. John's Anglican Church on Map

Sight Name: St. John's Anglican Church
Sight Location: Izmir, Turkey (See walking tours in Izmir)
Sight Type: Religious
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