Our English-speaking congregation meets at Crkva svetog Blaža (St. Blaise’s Church), Prilaz Gjure Deželića 64, Zagreb, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 5:00 pm. We also hold other occasional events, so please check our calendar of events.
Who are we?
Our group consists of people of many nationalities and church backgrounds, and our aim is to provide church services in English for anyone who needs them, whether long-term residents, those here for shorter periods, tourists, or visitors.
We meet twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, from September to June. One service is a celebration of Holy Communion with visiting clergy, and the other a lay-led Service of the Word. Children up to school age are cared for in the creche and those aged up to 12 are welcome to join in organised Sunday School. Refreshments follow the service.
The Zagreb congregation is linked to Christ Church Vienna in the Diocese in Europe, which is part of the Church of England. Our nearest sister congregations are in Ljubljana and Belgrade. For more information on these, please click the icons at the bottom of the page.
We wish you a warm welcome.
On Sunday 16 April our congregation was invited to the home of Sondra and Eric Williams to celebrate Easter.
Question mark to exclamation point
“Will you imagine in your mind’s eye a question mark. I mean a really huge question mark as big as you can imagine. Set it up on some horizon against a black, empty and forbidding sky. Can you see it? That is how I see the Cross . . . . “
A retired vicar reflects on this terrible image which may seem to loom toward the end of Holy Week, and follows his thoughts through to a very different image portraying a wonderful conclusion, in this meditation on The message of Easter
Palm Sunday service
On Sunday 9 April Rev. Paul Hardingham from St. Peter’s Halliwell, Bolton, was our guest celebrant and preacher. The children boosted our singing of “Hosanna!” with percussion instruments and helped the congregation get the events of Holy Week in the right order. Click the picture above for more on Facebook, or see Galleries.
Trip to Plitvice
|On Saturday 8 April a group of children and adults spent a wonderful sunny day in Plitvice Lakes National Park, on foot, by boat, and bus/train. It was great to have the Snowden family with us from Edinburgh, former members of our congregation.
Chairperson’s report for 2016-2017
Before the service on Sunday 26 March, we held our annual church meeting where our chairperson, Janet Tuškan, delivered her annual report of our activities over the past year.
Janet started by saying:
“Since our last AGM in May 2016, we have held regular services, apart from in July and August, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month, with visits from an ordained minister to enable us to celebrate Holy Communion, most frequently Rev. Robin Fox from Belgrade. We are extremely grateful to Janet Berković for her continuing faithful service and inspiring sermons. We continue to meet in the basement of St. Blaise’s Catholic Church in Zagreb. In the autumn the parish priest Mgr. Sekelj retired and was replaced by Mgr. Koren. We are grateful for the continued support and positive relationship we have with the church and the priest.”
For more, click ’Chairperson’s report’ in the main menu above.
Anglican links in the wider Zagreb area