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A Historical Sketch

The Union Church of Istanbul is perhaps the oldest congregation of its type anywhere in the world. It was established by members of the Congregational church, the first of whom – William and Abigail Goodell – arrived in Turkey June 9, 1831. Over the next three years they were joined by several other families, and these formed the nucleus of the Church.…

Union Church’s 150th anniversary – In the News

ISTANBUL CHURCH CELEBRATES 150th ANNIVERSARY (from Turkish Daily News) by DAMARIS KREMIDA This weekend, the oldest known international Protestant community of Istanbul and the region, The Union Church of Istanbul, is celebrating 150 years of history in the chapel of the Dutch Consulate, built in 1711. In the 1800s Istanbul saw an influx of Protestants from different backgrounds, countries, and denominational colorings: There were…