Welcome to the Anglican Centre in Qatar
In 2005 the Ruler of Qatar authorised the leasing of land to site the country’s first Christian churches since the seventh century when Islam took root in this Gulf country. The Anglican Centre in Doha, was built with the kind permission of His Highness The Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, on a site leased by the State of Qatar. The Centre provides a welcome for many Anglican/Protestant/Evangelical Christians to address both their spiritual and community needs.
At the heart of the Centre is the Church of the Epiphany. The church sanctuary will accommodate up to 650 worshipers. There are, in addition, multiple worship spaces of differing sizes, utilizing a design that will allow both larger and smaller groups to worship simultaneously. The Anglican Centre is the spiritual home for many Christian congregations and groups who worship and fellowship there. This Ecumenical tradition of hospitality is well established in the Anglican Church in the Gulf where many Christian groups do not have their own dedicated buildings. The Anglican Centre, managed by the Anglican Church in Qatar, currently accommodate 59 additional Evangelical, Pentecostal and Protestant congregations!
The Chapel is situated in the south courtyard and will be used primarily for quiet area for private prayer and meditation. It will also serve as a venue for weddings and memorial services. The multi-purpose design of the Centre easily facilitates classrooms, meeting rooms and many variously-sized assembly halls available for Church Groups, Youth Groups, Sunday Schools, Prayer Groups and Christian activities, plus some limited administrative and storage functions. A courtyard area to the north side of the main Sanctuary features a cross-shaped baptistery modeled on ancient churches of the early church, and baptisms are administered by different congregations almost weekly.
Feel free to click on the "Congregations" tab at the top of the page to find a worshiping congregation which suits your church tradition and language. It is best to contact the congregation of your choice directly to find out more about them.