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“Clear sermon, good music”

Union Church of Istanbul
Ranked #342 of 1,175 things to do in Istanbul
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I went to the 9.30 service as I had to check out of my hotel at 12.00. I found the sign as in the picture which directed me to the back of the Dutch Consulate. The church building felt warm and attractive in red brick and plaster inside. The musicians were still rehearsing when I arrived - there was someone at the grand piano, a lead singer, someone on drums, and someone else on a recorder. I was delighted to hear familiar songs like Townend's 'The Lord's my Shepherd' and Redman's 'Blessed be your name'. When the service started there were about 40 people, I think, and newcomers were welcomed (there were about 6 of us). Later on the acting pastor gave an excellent sermon on Nehemiah chapter 5. There is normally tea and coffee at the lawn of the Consulate but because it was raining, this didn't happen the day I was there.

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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great church to visit for Sunday service when in Istanbul. The congregation is warm and friendly. Church building is very nice and traditional.

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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Church service in English with translation to Turkish. We visited Good Friday service at 19:00. They had lovely singing and strong evangelical sermon.

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

This is a diverse,vibrant protestan church of many nationalities and back grounds reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of our city.They are in service since about 150 years at the Dutch Chapel just off famous İstiklal Street in the heart of İstanbul.Very good place to visit and join to one of the meetings which will effect you very much.Very easy to reach at this church by various public transportation to Taksim or Beyoğlu area and then a short walk to the venue.Strongly recommended if you are touring in and around Taksm or Beyoğlu area through İstiklal Street.

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