ABOUT CHRIST CHURCH
About Christ Church
OUR MISSION
Christ Church, the Anglican/Episcopal Church in Vienna, seeks to be a welcoming and caring church, providing a spiritual home for all generations that respects diversity and invites people from every walk of life to worship God, to grow as Christians in faith and understanding as well as to participate in God’s mission to the world as disciples of Jesus and stewards of God’s creation.

Led by God's grace, we aim to:
  • lnspire our community to live and work to God's praise and glory;
  • Engage with one another through the shared experience of worship, education and social events;
  • Reach out to younger generations in ways that affirm the relevance of the Christian faith for today;
  • Engage with one another through the shared experience of worship, education and social events;
  • Build a culture of stewardship, based on the belief that God’s  provision  is  generous  and  we  are stewards,  not  owners,  of  everything  we  possess: our talents; money; time; possessions; the world around us and:
    • Serve God through service to others;
    • Share and meet with those in need;
    • Donate ten per cent of our income to charity;
    • Work together to embed environmental concerns in our worship, teaching and action.
The Annual Chaplaincy Meeting
3 April 2019

OUR HISTORY
Although there has been an Anglican priest in Vienna, acting as honorary chaplain to the British ambassador and ministering to the Anglican resident community at least since the late 17th century, there has only been a permanent building since 1877. And from 1877 until the present, Christ Church has grown from a small embassy community to a thriving and diverse church in the heart of a great city. For much more information about the fascinating history of this Church and its church building, please download Christ Church: Our History.

Christ Church: Our History (pdf, 1.8mb)

OUR ASSOCIATED CONGREGATIONS
We are pleased to be connected to other congregations of the Church of England (Diocese in Europe) and their leaders:
  • Klagenfurt (Austria): Ms. Helen Taupe
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia): Ms. Barbara Ryder (Reader)
  • Zagreb (Croatia): Ms. Janet Berkovic