Ankara's Holy Places
Ankara, due to its location, was rather a big village in early 1900s and therefore it is natural that it does not have even one old church. The Embassies moved from Istanbul to Ankara prior its assignment as the new capital of the Republic and overcome their worship need by founding their own churches.
The Embassies moved from Istanbul to Ankara prior its assignment as the new capital of the Republic and overcome their worship need by founding their own churches.
Today most of the churches of town are in the gardens of the embassies. The only Synagogue of Ankara is open at mass hours and ceremonies. The mosques of the 14th and 15th century built by Seljuk and Ottoman Empire are still open to worship.
The mosques of the 14th and 15th century built by Seljuk and Ottoman Empire are still open to worship.
Following is the list of the holly sites in town:
Services: Sunday 10:15 followed by tea and coffee.
British Embassy Grounds
Şehit Ersan Caddesi 46/A, Çankaya Ankara
Tel: (312) 467 84 76 - 455 3285
Ankara Baptist Church International
Services: Sunday 10:00 followed by tea and coffee.
c/o Afia Malone, ODC, Ismet Inonu Bulvarı No. 94 Balgat, Ankara
Tel: (312) 238 15 43
Mass: Sunday at 10:30 in English.
Vatican Embassy Grounds
Birlik Mahallesi, 3. Cadde, 35 Çankaya Ankara
Tel: (312) 495 35 14
Fax: (312) 495 35 40
Old French Embassy Chapel
Parish of our Lady of Ankara - Jesuit/Cezvit Community
Masses: Weekdays: 07:30, Saturday 18:00 (French), Sunday: 11:00 (Çankaya-Turkish), Sunday 10:30 (Cankaya-English)
Built by Turks in1924 in a traditional style.
Işıklar Caddesi, Kardeşler Sokak, 15, Ulus Ankara
Tel: (312) 309 82 85 - 311 01 18
Fax: (312) 309 80 14
For Germaphone community: (312) 235 12 60
Chapel of St.Paul
Masses on Sundays: English 10:00, Italian/Spanish 12:00, French 19:00
Saturday: Italian /French: 19:00
Italian Embassy Grounds
Atatürk Bulvarı, 118, Kavaklıdere Ankara
Tel: (312) 426 54 60/63
St Clemens Chapel
Services are held on the first Sunday of each month and on festivals.
Greek Embassy Grounds
Zia-ül-Rahman Caddesi 9-11, Gaziosmanpaşa Ankara
Tel: (312) 436 88 60
International Protestant Church of Ankara (IPCA)
Services: Sunday: English at 09:45 and Turkish at 11:45
Atrium Çarşısı İş Merkezi 45, Balgat Ankara
Tel: (312) 284 35 78
Held every Sunday at the George C. Marshall School, Ankara Support Facility
5. Cadde Balgat Ankara
Tel: (312) 441 27 29
The Church of Jesus Chriest of Latter Day Saints
They meet every Sunday at the George C. Marshall School
Balgat Amerikan Okulu (George C. Marshall School)
5. Cadde, Balgat Ankara
Tel: (312) 490 48 80
The Church of Kurtuluş
Communion: Sunday at 11:00 and 13:00, Turkish
Selvi Sokak, 17/A, Kolej
Tel: (312) 418 62 87
ODC-T Karargahi, Ismet InönüBulvarı 94, Balgat
Tel: (312) 481 61 06
Syrian Orthodox Community
Şimşek Sokak No. 19/5, Kavaklıdere
Tel: (312) 427 75 50
It is open only at mass hours and for ceremonies
Birlik Sokak, 8, Samanpazarı-Ulus, Ankara
Tel: (312) 3122 62 00x
Cinnah Caddesi No: 32/4, Çankaya, Ankara
Tel: (312) 467 34 26
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