When moving abroad, finding an international church is one of the things on our to-do list. And with a population of 1.9 million living in Budapest, you won’t be in short supply of churches. There are so many English-speaking churches in Budapest, but it would be nearly impossible to check them all out.
Here are three international churches we have visited:
1. St. Columba’s Scottish Church
Address: 1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty u. 51.
Phone: (30) 567 6356
Time: Services begin at 11 am. Children’s program available during the school year.
You will find a small international community with a high liturgy style of worship with an emphasis on hymns. This church reminded me of our time when we were part of an Anglican church in Cyprus many years ago.
2. Danube International Church
Address: 1119 Budapest, Etele út 55
Time: Services begin at 10:30 am
This church has a contemporary style worship service (think Hillsong, etc.) mostly filled with an American expat community with plenty of children’s programs (infants to grade 8). Located near a Burger King, you will find several American expats dining here for lunch after church.
3. International Baptist Church of Budapest (IBCB)
Address: 1025 Budapest, Törökvész ut. 48-54
Time: Services begin 10:30 am
The International Baptist Church of Budapest (IBCB) is another international church with a contemporary style of worship but with a diverse international expat population. The church offers children’s bible study/small group programming as well as infant/nursery care. IBCB borrows spaces at the Moricz Zsigmond Gimnázium (highschool) facilities.
4. International Grace Baptist Church
Address: 1125 Budapest Szilagyi Erzsebet fasor 22/A
Time: Services begin 10:30 am
Okay, so I am throwing this one in the mix as well. Although we have not visited this church, we know very kind and hospitable group of people who attend International Grace Baptist Church. This church uses facilities at Greater Grace International School, which is conveniently located across Budagyöngye Shopping Mall, on the Buda side.
Still Need More Information?
U.S. Embassy in Hungary’s List of Churches in Budapest (most up-to-date)
Xpat Loop’s List of Churches in Budapest (less up-to-date)
Korean Churches in Budapest
Remember when I said that we met a Korean at Tokyoplaza? He told us of a Korean church in Budapest. Say what?!!! Church services are in Korean only, so be aware that you may have to develop your Korean language skills. But Korean churches have all the familiar feelings of a Korean church in the States with its after service lunches. Our new Korean friends say that there are four Korean churches in Budapest, but we only found one online:
1. Korean Presbyterian Church
Address: 1117-Budapest, Magyar tudósok krt. 3.
Phone: +36 30/322-2993
Time: Services begin at 11:00 am and in Korean
Yes, this church is not an English-speaking service, but since we’re Korean, it was worth checking out. We attended a few Sundays, and the boys were able to attend a small children’s worship service with a mix of Korean and English.
2. A Korean Church at GGIS
Address: 1125 Budapest Szilagyi Erzsebet fasor 22/A (located at the GGIS building)
We had heard that there is a Korean church that borrows spaces at the Greater Grace International School in Budapest in the afternoons. Unfortunately, I could not find any additional information online.
3. Grace Methodist Church
In the Budapest Times, there was an article about a Korean pastor doing some volunteer work in the community. Although the article does not share additional details about the church location or website, you can read about this pastor’s work in Budapest here:
When I did some research on online, I didn’t find much information about Korean churches in Budapest. If you are looking for more information on these churches, you might have better luck searching on www.naver.com. That’s the Korean search engine website that will provide more information in Korean. As always, if there is new information about a church that I missed, please feel free to share it in the comments section below. I hope it helps you in your journey to finding a church community in Budapest.