Founded in 1976, the Parish is within the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. Geographically, the Parish covers the Administrative Area of Paphos District on the western side of the island, from Pomos in the north to the Akamas in the west, Kouklia in the south to Arsos in the east, serving a potential population of some 90,000.
There are three churches: Ayia Kyriaki (by St Paul's Pillar), Kato Paphos; St Luke’s, Prodromi (between Latchi and Polis) and St Stephen’s in Tala.
One of many things that we treasure in our cluster of three Anglican churches is the variety of types and styles of Christian worship services we are able to provide. They range from formal Holy Eucharist services to “Songs of Praise” events with accompanying choir, and Morning Worship services with hymns, prayers and a sermon.
The historic Orthodox Church of Ayia Kyriaki (by St Paul’s Pillar) in the heart of ancient Paphos offers a powerful sense of being on ground used for worship through all the conquests and changes that this island has lived through during the past 2000 years.
In newer buildings altered to suit a contemporary congregation, a converted taverna in Tala serves the needs of the vibrant community of St Stephen’s. Similarly, St Luke’s in Prodromi between Latchi and Polis has grown over the years and is a friendly and inviting community in a beautiful part of Cyprus.
All of our services will be recognisable to those who are Anglican from any part of the world, including Church of England / Church in Wales / Episcopal Church of Scotland and the Church of Ireland, from which the majority of our members come. Others are from Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal or Baptist backgrounds and from Anglican churches in places as diverse as the Philippines, USA, South Africa and the U.A.E.
There is much diversity in our membership, in our visitors and in the ways we are drawn to worship God.
All are welcome!