Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions.
All are welcome in this place !
Meryem Ana Church is the place of worship of the international community living in the Turkish capital city. Situated on the grounds of the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican Embassy), it gathers people of many cultural and social backgrounds, coming from all around the world.
Mass is celebrated every Sunday morning at 10.00 am, mainly in English, in a prayerful yet joyful atmosphere, followed by an informal social gathering. Children are especially welcome: a special Liturgy of the Word is organized for them during the academic year.
During the same period, a Sunday mass is celebrated in French once a month at 11.30.
During the week
To visit a church, pray, or meet with a priest during the week, please go to Azize Tereza Church in Ulus, as Meryem Ana church is closed during that time. Azize Tereza Church is open in Tuesday through Saturday afternoons from 2.00 to 5.00, or at other times by appointment.
In Azize Tereza Church, on Wednesday evenings at 5.00 pm, a Eucharistic adoration takes place, followed by mass in Turkish at 6.00 pm.
Messe en français
Un samedi soir par mois durant l’année scolaire, à l’église de Meryem Ana à 18.00h, une messe en français est assurée. Une catéchèse des enfants et d’autres activités en français sont également proposées. Prenez contact avec le P. Alexis à firstname.lastname@example.org