CHRIST CHURCH VIENNA

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.

You can learn more about our mission on our About page.

"Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever."

—Collect for Christ the King

SUPPORTERS & SPONSORS
Christ Church Vienna, in common with other Anglican/Episcopal Churches abroad, receives no financial support from the United Kingdom. Our Church, which for many foreigners gives a feeling of a “home abroad,” is a place where one can make friends and receive help in adjusting to living in a foreign country. We also try and make a difference in many small ways to those in need in our host country and certain organisations abroad.

In order to run Christ Church and all we do, we have to raise money. More than one third of our income comes from members of our congregation, and the balance comes from our Church Shop and our annual Christmas Bazaar. However, without the support of the following loyal sponsors, the Church, the Shop and the Bazaar would be greatly reduced. We therefore would like to thank the following major contributors:

Ottakringer Brauerei Ottakringer Brauerei
www.ottakringerbrauerei.at

They have, for more than 25 years, donated their products and tables for the Bazaar.

Erik Esbjerg Esbjerg
www.esbjerg.com

Esbjerg has donated the majority of our raffle and tombola prizes at the Bazaar also for more than 25 years. Through Erik Esbjerg, we would like to thank the following: Penhaligon’s London, Geo. F. Trumper, D.R. Harris, Gewista Werbegesellschaft mbH, Norbert Jakob Schmid Verlag, Wien Holding, and Norbeck GmbH.

House of Scotland
House of Scotland
houseofscotland.at

House of Scotland has made significant contributions to the Bazaar raffle each year. Please visit their website for traditional British fashion right here in Vienna!

My Place Self Storage My Place Self Storage
www.myplace.at

My Place Self Storage has lent us facilities that we can no longer manage without, and is thereby helping with all we do. Please visit their website if you are looking for storage space.

Julius Meinl am Graben Julius Meinl am Graben
www.meinlamgraben.at

Meinl am Graben has been a wonderful Bazaar supporter for many years.

TopChem TopChem Chemikalienhandel GmbH / Dr. Ondrova
www.tophchem.at

Dr. Ondrova and TopChem have generously supported the Bazaar.



Staud's Staud's
www.stauds.com

Staud's has generously supported the Bazaar for many years.

Various Publishers Various Publishers

The following publishers have been more than generous in donations and assistance at the book fairs:  Aladdin, Bloomsbury, Brown Watson, Hachette, Lion Hudson, Nosy Crow, and Sterling.

The list of those who support Christ Church in many ways, through goods or time and their talents, is long. Our grateful thanks go to you all.
CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
In accordance with the mission set forth by St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:6-9, Christ Church dedicates a portion (10 percent) of our total income to supporting the particular and material needs of the Church and the city and the world. The charities we have supported include:

Die Gruft

Die Gruft (Vienna)
www.gruft.at

Die Gruft manages centres for the homeless run by Caritas.

VinziRast

VinziRast (Vienna)
www.vinzirast.at

VinziRast provides food and shelter for the homeless and help with reintegration.

's Haferl

‘s Häferl (Vienna)
www.haeferl.net

‘s Häferl is a soup kitchen run by Diakonie in Vienna. A group of volunteers from Christ Church spend one Saturday every two months preparing and serving the midday meal for about 250 people. Christ Church also covers the costs of this meal.

Austrian Bible Society

Austrian Bible Society (Vienna)
www.bibelgesellschaft.at

The Austrian Bible Society promotes the printing and distribution of Bible throughout Austria.

Christian-Jewish Cooperation

Co-ordinating Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation (Vienna)
www.christenundjuden.org

The Co-ordinating Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation provides forums for Christian-Jewish discussion and collaboration in Austria.

Open Doors

Open Doors (Vienna)
www.opendoors.at

Open Doors helps persecuted Christians across the world.

Hemayat

Hemayat (Vienna)
hemayat.org

Hemayat provides interpreter-mediated psychotherapy, psychological consulting, and medical support for survivors of war and torture.

Mobile Hospice

Mobile Hospice (Vienna)
www.cs.or.at

Mobile Hospice is run by CS Hospice Rennweg and provides care to those in need of hospice care.

Diakonie

Diakonie
www.diakonie.at

Christ Church supports Diakonie for the refugee programme in Austria.

Cosmas

Cosmas (Capeverde)
www.cosmas.at

Cosmas is an Austrian charity, founded by doctors at the Wilhelminenspital (President: Dr. Hans Kohlmann). Cosmas provides bilateral assistance in accident surgery (with emphasis on training) from the Wilhelminenspital to the Hospital Agostinho Neto in Praia, Capeverde.
Prédica Fiel

Prédica Fiel (Cuba)
www.predicafiel.org

Prédica Fiel (formerly Equipo Impacto) is an organization dedicated to training clergy and laity in bible teaching. It is administered by Crosslinks (UK).

Diocese in Europe

Diocese in Europe: Ordination Fund (Europe)
www.europe.anglican.org

The Diocese in Europe Ordination Fund covers costs of training ordinands for the Church of England.
Diocese in Europe

Diocese in Europe: Bishop’s Advent Appeal (Europe)
www.european.anglican.org

Each year, Christ Church helps provide assistance to the Bishop's designated initiative.

GIVE TO CHRIST CHURCH
Give to Christ Church
Christ Church Vienna is financially self-supporting. We do not receive any funds from the United Kingdom or Austria, or the Church of England. We seek to tithe our giving to support various charitable organisations. We make a contribution to the Diocese for its work of oversight and administration called Common Fund. There are four main legs to our income: 1) planned and pledged giving, 2) open collections, 3) the annual Bazaar, and 4) the Christ Church Shop. We encourage all members to plan giving, so that the ministry and outreach of our church may grow. If you would like to hear more about planned giving please contact the Treasurer or the Vice-chair of the Church Council.

AUSTRIA/EUROPE
If you would like to make a donation from Austria or other locations in Europe, you can use make a bank transfer or use a credit card through PayPal processing.

For bank transfers:
BANK: Bank Austria
SWIFT/BIC: BKAUATWW
IBAN: AT85 1100 0005 2407 3400
ACCOUNT NAME: Christ Church Support Association

To make a contribution in EUR using a credit card through PayPal processing:

UNITED KINGDOM
You may also support the ministry of Christ Church from the United Kingdom with a bank transfer, sending a cheque to the Diocesan office, or credit card.

For bank transfers:
BANK: Barclays Bank plc
SWIFT/BIC: BUKBGB22
IBAN: GB16 BUKB 2006 1340 3170 39
ACCOUNT NAME: Diocese in Europe Fund
Please note in the transfer that it is a "Transfer for Vienna."


Cheques can be sent to:
Mr. Nick Wraight, Finance Officer Diocese of Europe
14 Tufton Street
London SW1P 3QZ
Please make the cheque payable to “The Diocese in Europe” and note that it is for the Vienna Chaplaincy.

The UK Gift Aid scheme is also available when making donations to Christ Church. It automatically increases the value of your gift to Christ Church at no additional cost to you. Mr. Wraight has all the information you may need and is always willing to assist potential donors to our parish. Email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

To make a contribution in GBP using a credit card through PayPal processing:



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
If you would like, you can send a check directly to Christ Church Vienna at our address in Vienna (Jaurèsgasse 12, A-1030 Vienna) or make a donation in US Dollars using a credit card. However, we are unable to provide donation receipts for direct foreign contributions and, as such, they may not be considered tax-deductible in the United States.

To make a contribution in USD using a credit card through PayPal processing:

Stewardship
How the people of God use their resources matters. Throughout the Scriptures, it is both the privilege and responsibility of the people of God to care for each other, the widow, the orphan, the stranger, and the servants of God, as well as the place of worship (see Leviticus 23:22, Deuteronomy 10:18, Luke 12:33, 1 Timothy 5:3, James 1:27, and dozens of other passages). This is part of the biblical concept of stewardship, an idea that includes caring for the numerous resources God has entrusted to us: time, finances, talent, and even Creation itself. At Christ Church, we trust that our community will not only see the value of ministry together, but will take responsibility for the right ordering of finances for our long term health and vitality as a work of God.

To this end, we share the information on this page in an effort to keep our community informed, to provide resources to help each person think through his or her personal stewardship, to demonstrate financial transparency, and to encourage all to give in appropriate ways to the church.

2021 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
During the Easter season in 2021, we are focusing on stewardship. In particular, we are focusing on the important connection between Christian discipleship and generous stewardship. This focus includes special sermons, Zoom presentation from our treasurer, and other events along the way. As part of this focus, we are asking our members to think through their own giving -- whether you can commit to standing orders, whether it is the right amount or it can increased. It is important for the church member to take responsibility for funding the church, especially in such a difficult season as this pandemic. In order to make your intentions known, we ask you to fill out a stewardship form.
CORE FACTS ABOUT FINANCES AT CHRIST CHURCH
As we consider stewardship at Christ Church in particular, it is helpful to keep in mind some core facts about the church:
With these core facts in mind, our 2020 finances can be considered.
2020 Projected Income

2020 Projected Expenses

Based on the 2019 totals, we have been projecting an income in 2020 of €213.445 and have approved a budget of €229.414. This means we will need to use €15.969 of our reserve funds this year in order to pay for our ministry commitments if we do not raise additional income from the giving of the church members. Given this, we ask the church community to prayerfully consider additional tithes and offerings.

If every regular member of Christ Church gave an additional €10 per month this year, we would more than make up the difference between projected income and expenses.

CHRIST CHURCH FINANCES IN LIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC
This financial situation has been, of course, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our expenses remain fixed while our income from the plate collection and the church shop have dramatically decreased. We remain committed to providing as many services as we can by adapting to living out our community online. We appreciate that this is a difficult time financially for many people, and we also hope that each member of our community would consider their stewardship in light of the challenging circumstances for the church as well. This is a good time for a special gift or increasing regular giving.

GIVE TO CHRIST CHURCH
More information about giving to Christ Church can be found on our giving page. We welcome cash gifts in the offering, standing orders through Bank Austria (see below) or PayPal transfers in Euros, British Pounds, and US Dollars. Currently, the most useful form of income for us to receive is a monthly standing order as it allows us plan more effectively for our budget. But all gifts are welcomed.

BANK: Bank Austria
SWIFT/BIC: BKAUATWW
IBAN: AT85 1100 0005 2407 3400
ACCOUNT NAME: Christ Church Support Association

RESOURCES FOR STEWARDSHIP AT CHRIST CHURCH
In an effort to help the members of Christ Church to think through their personal stewardship, we recommend the following resources: