Christianity is one of the foundations of Split, and its many churches can witness how faith was important in city’s history. However, what to do if you are religious, but not Catholic? Or not a Christian? Where to worship? Here is the brief guide, in alphabetic order.
One of the rare non-Catholic Christian denominations that managed to build their own faith center, on a very good and accessible location. Every Saturday there is a Bible studying at 10 am, and sermon on 11.15. Plus, every Wednesday at 6 pm, they have meetings of Bible Friends Club.
Thanks to activities by pastor Dražen Radman, this small church community is very well present in local community. They have sermons every Sunday at 10 am, and prayer meetings on Wednesdays at 8 pm. For English speakers translation during sermon is provided.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Split
Officially, it’s based in Split, but its site is actually in Šibenik. However, they have activities in Split. Since web site is in Croatian only, maybe it’s the best to contact them to check, e-mail address is [email protected].
Another small religious community, with a praying site, you can find it here. For more info on activities, phone them on + 385 (0)21 569 766.
Another big and important community in Split, and city’s history and social life. Unfortunately, there is no mosque in Split, but to all faithfull a praying site, or mesjid, is available in the city’s center. Beside all religious services, there you can also learn about where to buy, or where to eat by hallal principles. In Split, only Turkish restaurant Istah has this certificate.
Jews left incredibly important mark in Split history, and some of the most important city landmarks are connected with their community, like 16th century synagogue, old Jewish cemetery, or Morpurgo bookstore, the third oldest in Europe. Unfortunately, Split doesn’t have a rabbi, but it’s possible to worship in the synagogue. Of course, Community’s excellent web site will give you a detailed insight into a role Jews played and still play in Split.
This center is consisted of temple and a bookstore, and offers a place for meditation. Often are different events, like lectures about Buddhism foundations, and principles. As they say on their web site, it’s open to anyone, you don’t need to be a Buddhist to participate in Center’s activities.
Recently, we wrote about unfinished Serbian Orthodox church of Saint Sava, but this community has a small place of worship, right next to this site. There they hold all services like in any Serbian Orthodox church, in spite of spatial problems. Serbs are the biggest ethnic minority in Croatia, and thus their national church plays an important role in their social life.