We are a community united by two main factors. One is, of course, the Christian faith and the other is familiarity with the English language. Many of our members, but not all, are Anglicans (Episcopalians in USA and Scotland). We are part of the Church of England’s Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe (http://europe.anglican.org). We are also the English-speaking parish of the Old Catholic Church of the Czech Republic. In 1932 the Convocation of Canterbury established ‘intercommunion’ between the Church of England and the Old Catholic Church. A covenant was signed in September 2000 between the Bishop in Europe and the Bishop of the Old Catholic Church in the Czech Republic (www.starokatolici.cz) by which they (and their successors after them) share oversight of the Anglican Church in Prague.
The Prague Chaplaincy of St Clement’s is also supported financially and prayerfully by the Intercontinental Church Society (ICS) (www.ics-uk.org) . Without them the work would not be possible in its present form. The Chaplaincy’s aim must be to move towards financial independence whilst remaining part of the ICS family.
Our members come from many countries including Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Kenya, Nigeria, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, USA, and Wales. They are here as accountants, actors, consultants, diplomats, entrepreneurs, housewives, lawyers, lecturers, managers of companies, students, teachers and translators. Each Sunday, even in the depths of winter, we are delighted to welcome tourists and those who are in Prague for international conferences.