St. Paul's Anglican Church

Athens, Greece

Built in a neo-gothic style, St. Paul's Anglican Church is a listed building and a landmark in the cityscape of contemporary Athens. Consecrated on Palm Sunday of 1843 on what was then the city's outskirts, it is now part of the Athenian historical centre, situated between Syntagma Square and the Areopagus at the foot of the Acropolis where St. Paul first addressed the Athenians.

Its austere lines hide a musical jewel, a small but beautifully-pitched Hill's pipe organ, erected in 1901 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubillee, which is used every Sunday during services - but also for concerts throughout the year.

The church interior is, in fact, a living museum of the English-speaking community in Athens since the early 19th century, with memorials to people who played roles of significance in contemporary Greek history, including Frank Abney Hastings, Sir Richard Church (to whom, also, two of the stained-glass windows are dedicated) and the Second Earl Jellicoe, as well as the earliest known British monument in Athens: the headstone of a certain George Stoakes from Limehouse in London, who died on 6th August 1685.

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Filellinon 27, Athens, Greece
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Founded: 1843
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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KOSTAS PRATSINIS (5 months ago)
The absolute *evocative space...!!!
Terrance Petsas (8 months ago)
Popular concert venue. The only neo gothic building in Athens and only one of two of any type of gothic (the other are the cloisters of the Dafni monastery)
George Iordanidis (12 months ago)
Visited the church for a live music concert and simply loved the atmosphere! This very well organised venue can host unique events. I have to mention that the very clean restroom can accommodate the needs of the disabled, too. Next time, I will ask permission to attend the Divine Liturgy and buy the book on the history of the church afterwards.
Hugo Clarke (13 months ago)
A lovely little church in the heart of Athens, worth a visit. but AVOID AVOID Oasis Zappeio Cafe across the road . They will over charge you.
spiros balios (14 months ago)
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is the earliest foreign church in Athens. Consecrated on Palm Sunday in 1843 by the Rt. Rev. George Tomlinson, Bishop of Gibraltar. St. Paul’s has been a steady focus ever since of worship and cultural activities for the English-speaking residents of Athens, as well as for visitors journeying through the city. It’s an amazing building at an amazing point of Athens next to Syntagma and Zappeion gardens.
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