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You are welcome

Our English-speaking congregation meets at Crkva svetog Blaža (St. Blaise’s Church), Prilaz Gjure Deželića 64, Zagreb [see How to find us], 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. The number and ages of children attending vary from year to year. Our aim is to provide children’s activities during the services, as needed, so that parents can enjoy worship. 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.


‘Showing’ to ‘calling’

“Epiphany” evokes ‘manifestation’ of something or someone, suddenly presenting to us a new truth.  In our annual church cycle, we have reflected on the epiphany of Jesus– God made manifest to all people,  and now move forward to consideration of his beginning ministry, which actually begins with the calling of the disciples.
Are we called by Jesus?   Are you called?
If so, what can we learn about this calling — and how to respond?
Epiphany to ‘ordinary’

Highlights 2018

Remembrance service at the Cathedral

On 11 November we accepted an invitation from the British, Canadian, French and German Ambassadors to Croatia to attend a special Mass at Zagreb Cathedral, in the spirit of reconciliation, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the World War 1 Armistice and in remembrance of all victims of conflict.

British Ambassador Andrew Dalgleish (R) with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and other Ambassadors and representatives
Mark presenting a donation to the British Legion Poppy Fund Appeal 2018 on behalf of the Anglican Chaplaincy to Peter Clements, Dep. Ambassador
Ourselves post-service

Remembrance across the European Diocese
Bishop Robert was in Paris on Remembrance day.  He reflects on the historical event of Armistice, and on the day in Paris 100 years later.
Gallery of photos across the diocese, for Remembrance.

End of year 2018

On 8 June Mark Davies was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for his services to the British community in Croatia–cricket, English language teaching and work with the British Council, as well as his service in the Anglican Chaplaincy. We wish Mark our proudest ‘Well done’!

Mark, with Andrew, receiving his award

At our final 10 June service we wished our fondest farewell to some more dear friends– Ify, Mary and Ify’s two children. We will miss them, and will hold them in our prayers as they move onto their new life beginning in America.


So we move to our summer activities and meditate on our reduced regular numbers in September, trusting in the Lord’s true intentions for our ongoing worship and work among English speakers in Zagreb.


Chairperson’s report for 2018-2019

Before our service on 9th May our church members met, to discuss and respond (agree/ not agree) to agenda items, including an annual report of our activities over the past year, prepared by our chairperson Janet Tuškan

Janet’s report began:

After the AGM in 2018, services continued regularly until June, when on 10th June we said goodbye to Iffy, Mikayla and Jonathan, and their helper Mary. We were sad to see them go, not only because they had been a joy and a blessing to all of us, but also because they were the last of the various American and other embassy employees who had been our members over the previous 4 years or so. With their departure the congregation was reduced to a handful and the children’s group became defunct, but we hoped for an influx of newcomers in the autumn, as had happened in the past.

For more, click ’Chairperson’s report’ in the main menu above.


Anglican links in the wider Zagreb area
diocesevienna         ljubljana