Who we are

Nicosia Community Church (NCC) is a Cypriot inter-denominational Protestant church, historically rooted in Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. Our congregation is both international and multicultural with members and attendees from around the world.

We are a Christ and faith-centred community focusing on what we have in common. We recognize that faith is a journey and we are here to aid people as they walk along that path. NCC is committed to presenting the Gospel of Grace in a culturally sensitive and relevant way, while maintaining a link with both the ancient church and today’s church as we meet the needs of people as they live life in the present.

Our Sunday worship service is conducted in English and welcomes Christians from different national and denominational backgrounds. As an evangelical Protestant church, Nicosia Community Church affirms the centrality of the Bible, the message of Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross, and the teachings of the church as formulated in the Nicene Creed.

In our corporate life we follow St. Augustine’s dictum: “In essentials, unity; in non essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”

HISTORY

Nicosia Community Church predates the modern nation of Cyprus. The church was established in 1953 by Americans from the U.S. Consulate, the U.S. Naval Activity Cyprus and teachers from the American Academy. In 1961 the church's name was changed from the American Community Chapel to Nicosia Community Church to reflect the church's growing international character.

In its early years, NCC relied on visiting missionaries and military chaplains to lead Sunday services. In 1967 the church called its first full-time minister, the Rev. Roy Liddel from the Church of Scotland. NCC continued to rely on the Church of Scotland for its ministers until 2009. Following the retirement of its longest serving minister, Alistair Wynne, NCC conducted a worldwide search and called Terry Burns, from the U.S., to serve as its current minister.

Nicosia Community Church has weathered Cyprus' turbulent history and continues to present the Gospel to Nicosia's English-speaking community. Today NCC meets at 20 Gladstone Street, only one kilometer from the Old Walled City and the UN Green Line separating North Cyprus and the Republic.