Top Churches in Sharjah to Connect with the Supreme

Churches In Sharjah

The growing number of religious institutions, namely Churches, Gurudwaras and the likes, apart from Mosques, in UAE shows the nation’s progressive outlook and vision. With UAE boasting of a sheer number of immigrants, from various parts of the world, providing them with a chance of freely practicing their religion is laudable. And Sharjah is no exception.

Sharjah, for the past many decades, have welcomed culturally and religiously diverse people with open arms. To those who have made Sharjah their home, the city offers many places to follow their religion peacefully. Today, let us look at the 7 most popular churches the city boasts of where those who practice Christianity can gather for worship.

1. St. Michael’s Catholic Church

 Catholicism is one of the oldest practiced religions. In Sharjah, the St. Michael’s Church has been the most favoured church of Catholics, since 1997. The specialty of this church is that it is a guiding light for believers from all parts of the world. Seven different priests head the church and preach the word of God in different languages. This helps the word of the Almighty to reach every ear and touch every heart. The church also celebrates the Holy Masses in 9 different languages.

Location: 15, Abdullah Bin Anees St-21st St, Al Yarmook, Sharjah.

2. St. Martin’s Anglican Church

No church empowers an individual both spiritually and socially better than St. Martin’s Anglican Church. The church runs different ministries, with each focusing on different groups of people and matters. Another highlight of the St. Martin’s Anglican Church is that it hosts teachings and followers of other Christian denominations. This shows their ability to see and consider all as one. This Anglican church follows the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. In the UAE, the church partakes in the Chaplaincy of Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.

Location: Al Dhahak Bin Harethah St-26th St, Al Yarmook, Sharjah.

Timings: Holy Communion at 11:00 am on Fridays and 07:45 pm on Sundays

3. Grace Evangelical Church

The most popular church among those following Evangelical faith, the Grace Evangelical Church in Sharjah is situated within the premises of St. Martin’s Church. The church had its beginnings when the followers of this faith gathered as a prayer group at the St. Luke’s Hall in St. Martin’s Church. The majority of the parishioners of the Grace Church are foreign workers who hail from various countries. Despite the cultural and linguistic diversity the sermons are delivered in English, which is a language common to all. Briefly, this is a church where no barriers matter. For those who are looking for English churches in Sharjah, Grace Church is the best bet. 

Location: St. Luke’s Hall in St. Martin’s Church in Al Yarmook, Sharjah

Timings: Fridays 09:30 am

4. St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church

It has been over 3 decades since the St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church has been serving the Christian community in Sharjah. This is one of the oldest churches in the city and the parish continues to serve the followers of the faith earnestly. The church is the embodiment of peace, harmony and valuable Christian teachings. After the Holy Mass, the kids are provided with Sunday School lessons that help them understand better about God.

Location: Al Dhahak Bin Harethah St-26th St, Al Yarmook, Sharjah

5. Egyptian Coptic Church

This is a classic church that serves as a place of worship for Coptic Orthodox Christians living in Sharjah. The church is so popular and favoured by the believers as not many Coptic Orthodox Churches in the city. The first ever Holy Mass at the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox was held on February 28, 2003. From then on, this church has been performing regular church service for its parishes.

Location: Behind Ministry of Labour, Yarmook St., Al Yarmook, Sharjah

6. St. Gregorious Orthodox Church

The St. Gregorious Orthodox Church, designed in a French colonial architectural style, is a place of worship and an architectural marvel. The church had its beginning in the 1970s. Today this is one of the popular Orthodox Christian churches in Sharjah comprising mostly of parishioners from Kerala. This church is also engaged actively in lending a helping hand to its community in India. Without any doubt, the parishioners set a good example for many others to follow.

Location: Abdullah Bin Anees St-21st St, Al Yarmook, Sharjah

7. Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church Sharjah

If you want to see a church straight from the streets of Moscow, Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church in Sharjah is one. The Russian Orthodox Church in Sharjah mostly operates on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and also during public holidays. This church has a successful Sunday school for kids.  For those who wants to know more about Russian culture, they can access the cultural and educational center that is open to all worshippers.

Location: Al Dhahak Bin Harethah St-26th St, Al Yarmook, Sharjah

Liturgy Timings: Sundays and Fridays at 10:00 am and Saturdays at 06:00 pm

 

These are 7 of the most popular churches in Sharjah. More than being a place of worship, churches function as places  of social gathering, where you can grow your social circle.