ABOUT CHRIST CHURCH
About Christ Church
OUR MISSION
Christ Church, the Anglican Church in Vienna (Church of England), 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;
  • 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 CHURCH AND DIOCESE
Christ Church in Vienna is part of the Church of England's Diocese in Europe.

Church of England

Diocese in Europe

CHRIST CHURCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATION (CCSA)

Christ Church Vienna, indeed the Church of England, has no legal personality in Austria and is not one of the religious groups explicitly recognized by law (Religionsgesetz). We operate as a private charitable association (Verein), incorporated on 15 October 1995, reg. No. (ZVR-Zahl) 368988936. Our full official title is Verein für die Förderung und Unterstützung der anglikanischen Kirche in Österreich – Christ Church Support Association.

The CCSA’s officers are:
  • Chair (Obmann): Philip Reading
  • Secretary (Schriftführer): Angela Peake-Herzog
  • Treasurer (Kassier): Benjamin Dannenmeier
  • Manager (Geschäftsführer): Ademola Adeyemi
The regular Church Council meetings double as board meetings of the CCSA, and the church’s Annual Chaplaincy Meeting is the Annual General Meeting of the Association.
ASSOCIATED CONGREGATIONS
We are also connected to other congregations of the Church of England (Diocese in Europe) and their leaders:
  • Klagenfurt (Austria): Ms. Helen Taupe
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia): Revd Taylor Denyer