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Community directory & English language religious services

African Folklore Choir. Join the African Choir, learn and sing songs in African languages, perform in high-level concerts. Free to join. Thu & Sun at 5pm at Lónyay u 16. Call Catherine or Fred: 217-5614, 06/30 272-8403, 06/30 907-1497 or email: afrikaazsiaforum@hotmail.com

A capella women’s singing group. The Sirens (www.thesirens.fw.hu) perform music in English ranging from boogie woogie and jazz to classic and current pop tunes. Min 1 year commitment to the group. AUDITIONS NOW! Contact Sharon at 06-30-595-4071, sseknode@yahoo.com.

Al-Anon – For family & friends of alcoholics. Meetings in English. Call 06/1 312-7753 or 06/30 648-5909 for time & place.

Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings in English on Tue & Fri at 6.30pm, Sun at 6pm. Pest, Dist VII, Kertész utca 28. Call 06/30 576-0977

All Nations Lions Club. The Budapest All Nations Lions Club meets every first Tuesday of the month from 7pm at the NH Hotel Budapest. Contact Armin Krug at armin.krug@hu.pwc.com. Information: www.anlcb.hu

Art Instruction. Free trial class for newcomers at Szív Studios. Contact: Paula at 06/30 904-6043.�For full course descriptions, see www.szivstudios.com.

The Bardroom. Regular social and entertainment event featuring English-language poetry and music from locals and special guests. Contact David Hill on lyriker@hotmail.com

Buda Talk–The Budapest Virtual Community. The only English-based forum about Budapest. A chance to discuss anything with anyone about Budapest and Hungary, in social life, politics, sports, culture, music, travel & tourism, and much more. Enjoy your stay! www.budatalk.com

Budapest Accueil. A non-profit organization of French-speaking people in Hungary. Our aim is to welcome French speakers in Budapest, and to help them to get organized and settled here. Info: French Institute, Dist I, Fô utca 17. Tue 10am-2pm. Details at www.budapest-accueil.org or email budapestaccueil@hotmail.com

Budapest Wine Society. For details of tastings and prices see www.bortarsasag.hu

British Women’s Association. An opportunity to meet with other British women in an informal and friendly environment. Meets last Friday of the month in the British Embassy, 10am to noon. For more info contact Clary Greenhalgh (Chair) on 06/20 289-9848 or Lynn Andrews (Membership) on 06/20 676-1923, or e-mail to BWAhungary@hotmail.com

Budapest Young Professionals. English-speaking social club with members who are young at heart. Info & registration at BYP@BudapestResources.com or www.BudapestResources.com/node/88

Bridge players wanted. For friendly duplicate bridge at Remiz Restaurant (card room) on Thu. Women only. Contact Katherine 06/20 473-7546 or Magda 06/70 246-8547.

Club of Friendship Hungary-France. If you speak French, English,�Spanish or German and are looking for friends in France for correspondence, hobby or holiday exchange, if you wish to meet French people and guide them around your city during your free time, please write to: Amitié Sans Frontières, Club of Friendship Hungary-France, BP 2074, 68059, Mulhouse Cedex, France or ass.asf@evhr.net

Cricket. Hungarian Cricket League: Always looking for cricketers, novices, locals and foreigners see: www.hungary4cricket.com

Dutch Club Hungary. The Dutch Club Hungary invites anybody interested in meeting other Dutch speakers to join out monthly social event. We meet every first Fri of the month, 8 pm at Amstel River Café, Párizsi utca 6, Pest, District V. Tot ziens! www.nlclubhongarije.com

EVERTONIANS! Join the official Everton Supporters Club Eastern Europe (ESCEE). Email Scott at: escee@nextra.hu or SMS 06/70 214-0261. www.escee.freeweb.hu

English-Hungarian Library. English and Hungarian language Christian Library. Open: Tue 11am-2pm; Wed 4pm-8pm; Fri 4pm-8pm; Sat 11am-5pm. Buda, District XI, Szent Gellért tér 3. 1st fl 1. Director: Phyllis G Anderson, Tel: 365-2483. Email: BudapestLibrary@cs.com

Party of European Socialists Hungarian Network. Open to all supporters of Socialist and Social Democratic parties throughout the EU. We arrange meetings and speakers and provide a forum for networking and discussion. Email celabour@gmail.com or Tel 06/20 541-3754

Free guided tours at The Museum of Fine Arts. Guided walks in English of the highlights of museum (El Greco, Goya, Monet, Brueghel, Toulouse-Lautrec). Tue-Fri at 11am and 2pm, Sat at 11am. Meet your guide in the lobby of the Museum (Pest, Dist XIV, Hôsök tere). No reservation required. By volunteers of the Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Football/soccer club. Established Budapest expat football/soccer club is seeking competitive players for the coming season to participate in league matches. Matches take place on Sat or Sun with a training session held on Thu evenings. Contact 06/70 541-5406, budfootball@gmail.com or www.budapestceltic.com for more details.

Gay info. www.budapest.gayguide.net

Group for home schooling mothers. Meets one Tue evening a month. There is no cost, we meet to encourage each other and share ideas. Contact Kasia Beck at 06/23 415-245. Email DBMJRG@gmail.com

Hungary for Obama. American and multi-national group supporting Barack Obama for US president. Regular meetings, music festival and other fun events planned. Sign up and meeting announcements at: www.hungaryforobama.org or call +36/1 354-1200 for more info.

Indian community. Discussion forum created to provide a platform for the Indian community in Hungary to network and share its cultural heritage: http://groups.yahoo. com/group/IndiansinHungary/ Further info: surana_s@yahoo.com, Tel: 06/70 330-0017.

Ivy + Club. Meeting monthly for drinks and networking. If you went to one of the Ivy universities (Stanford, Berkeley count, too) contact Peter Szeremi at szeremi@stanfordalumni.org to get on the mailing list.

International Women’s Club of Budapest. For further info please email: office@iwc.org.hu or check our website for current events: www.iwc.org.hu

North American Women’s Association. NAWA meeting: North American Women’s Assotiation’s first general meeting will be held at the Franciscan House, JAN 30. Theme: Aspire, Endure, Persevere by Hungarian climber Anita Ugyan. For further information, please check our website at www.nawabudapest.com or contact newcomers@nawabudapest.com.

The Oxford Cambridge Network. An informal society that meets for drinks every few weeks, often with a guest speaker. Meetings are open to all former students at Oxford or Cambridge, plus their partners. Contact David Hill at lyriker@hotmail.com

Overeaters Anonymous. Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you eat when you are not hungry? Do you binge uncontrollably? Is your weight affecting the way you live you life? All welcome. NO dues. NO fees. NO weigh-ins. NO diets. For info call 06/30 571-6872. www.oa.org

Personal and spiritual growth. If you are interested in personal growth on all levels: body, mind, soul, spirit, and you like dancing, singing, arts, check www.dancingsoul.net. An oasis for personal and spiritual growth and self-expression. Email: contact@dancingsoul.net

Professional Women’s Association. The PWA is open to women of all nationalities involved in business, trade or arts, providing a forum for networking, socializing, and professional development. For more info about our goals and activities, visit www.pwa.hu or write us at pwa@pwa.hu

Rugby. Budapest Exiles Rugby Football Club (established 1991). Hungary’s first and only premier division expat rugby team. Training every Wed 7-9pm. Contact Dan on +36/20 982-5988 or Arnaud 06/30 989-0920

Rugby. Budapest Rugby Watching & Beer Drinking Fans. Meet regularly to, surprisingly, watch rugby and drink beer! Join us at CHAMPS Sports Bar, Pest, Dist VII, Dohány u 20. Contact Alan Rees +36/30 992-2256, email: reesalan@talk21.com

Running, Walking, Socializing. Budapest Hash House Harriers meets every Sun 11:30am at Batthány tér. All ages and nationalities welcome. Please see bph3.blogspot.com for more info.

Scouting movement. The Scouting movement is present in Hungary for boys and girls of all ages. For more information contact one of the people below: Cub Scouting (7-10 years): contact Rowena Saura, Recruitment, tregram@yahoo.com, tel 392-5014; Boy Scouting (11-17 years): Bret Anderson, Scoutmaster Troop 939 on 06/30 213-7858, email: anderson.b@nk.aisb.hu; Girl Scouting (5-17 years old): Meg Macy on 06/30 221-2768, email: megmacy@hotmail.com.

Soccer. Buda Juniors International Football Club. English language club for children from four to 16. Tue-Thu-Sat. For more info call 06/70 702-2350 or email info@budajuniors.hu, www.budajuniors.hu

Swedish Women’s Educational Association. A global non-profit organization for Swedish speaking women who live abroad. We gather to preserve our Swedish language, background and culture. SWEA is both a meeting point and a safety net, making life abroad easier, providing support when arriving in a new place or returning home. Contact: Karin Schulz at budapest@swea.org

Toastmasters. The Budapest Toastmasters Club meets on Tue morning and Mon evening on an alternating weekly basis. A public-speaking club which provides a positive learning environment for members to develop communication and leadership skills. For more info and meeting times/locations visit www.toastmasters.hu

Weekend yoga lectures. Free weekend lecture & discussion on Sats by Indian experts on Kaya Kalp Yoga, Ayurveda, Yoga therapy, weight management, corporate efficiency, Vedic Astrology & Architecture, kundalini meditation. Info: Rishikesh foundation, Tel: 06/20 433-5335, srivijayanand@gmail.com, www.srivijayanand.com

The Viking Club. Every first Thu of the month from 7pm, at the Kaledonia Scottish bar and restaurant, Pest, Dist VI, Mozsár u 9 (near Jókai tér). For further info, contact: Jan Mosether, +36/30 249-5666, www.vikingclub.hu, jmosether@axelero.hu.


Anglican-Episcopal Church – Meets for worship every Sunday at 10:30am at St Margaret’s Church, Pest, District VII, Almássy utca 6. Contact Canon Denis Moss at Tel: 06/23 452-023. Email: st.marg.anglicanch@mail.datanet.hu.

Bible Baptist Church–Independent Baptist church with services on Sundays at 10:00, 11:00 & 17:00 and Thursdays at 18:30. 17th district–502 utca 19. For more information call 258-7286 or visit our website: www.budapestbaptist.com

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Sunday services: Sacrament meeting: 1pm–2.10pm, Sunday school: 2.15pm – 3pm, Relief Society, Priesthood meeting: 3.15 – 4pm. Buda, District XII, Hajnóczy József utca14 (close to Moszkva tér). Mission Office Tel: 488 -0660.

Danube International Church – Budapest District I, Somlói út 51. Sunday worship at 10:30am www.danubechurch.org

International Baptist Church of Budapest – Worship every Sunday from 10:30am, communion every second Sunday of the month. Móricz Zsigmond Gymnasium, Buda, District II, Törökvesz ut 48. Contact pastor Lee Powell on email: lee@leepowell.com www.ibcb.info

International Church of Budapest – English-speaking congregation meets on 10:30am each Sunday at Pest’s District III, Kis Korona utca 7. For information contact Béla or Shirley at 789-4321, www.church.hu or info@church.hu.

Jehovah’s Witnesses – Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Pest, District XIII. Röppentyû utca 55. Bible based presentation & Watchtower study, Saturday 5:30pm, Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting, Wednesday 6:30pm. Everyone Welcome! No collections. Tel: +36/1 401-8021, www.watchtower.org

Jewish High Holy Days Services – For those interested in attending Budapest’s first Jewish High Holy Days Services in English and Hebrew, please check www.szimsalom.hu

Kaposvár International Church – International congregation meets for worship on Sunday mornings at 11am in Kaposvár, at Hotel Kapos–conference room. Communion served the first Sunday of each month. Tel: 06/30 255-5014, ibck@t-email.hu or www.ibc-churches.org

New Covenant Church – International congregation worships every Sunday at 10am(Bible studies between 9:30-10am), Pest, District XIII, Dózsa György út 152. Contact Pastor Lanre Ogundipe on 06/30 624-0599 or 06/30594- 4346, email: wordoflife@axelero.hu

Roman Catholic Mass – in English, Every Sunday, 4pm at Szent Antal Church, District II, Pasaréti tér. Religious education classes and nursery available.

Roman Catholic mass – in English every Saturday at 5pm at the Jézus Szíve templom (Sacred Heart Church), Pest, District VIII, Mária utca 25. Church entrance is from Lôrinc Pap tér. Tel: 318-3479.

St Columba’s Church of Scotland – international congregation meets for English-language Presbyterian worship on Sundays at 11am at 51 Vörösmarty utca, close to Oktogon. For more information contact Rev Otto Pecsuk, associate minister 06/70 294-7635, opecsuk@yahoo.com, or Minister Rev Aaron C Stevens 06/20 317-9592, revastevens@yahoo.co.uk


Emergency numbers
Central emergency number: 112
Hungary has a nationwide emergency number. The service has English-, German- and French-speaking dispatchers.

Police: 107
Ambulance: 104
Fire: 105

English-language police hot line: 438-8080
This 24-hour hot-line was set up specifically to help English-language speakers report crime.

Reporting a crime
If you are pickpocketed, keep in mind that Hungarian police usually speak very little English. If you know someone who speaks Hungarian, get them to call 312-3456 and ask for the pickpocketing department (Zseblopás osztály). Budapest is organized into 23 Districts and you must report the crime to the police station in the district in which you were robbed. Most have an interpreter on hand. If your passport is stolen or lost, you must visit your embassy.


British embassy
Pest, District V, Harmincad utca 6.Tel: 266-2888
Open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm. Closed for British and
Hungarian bank holidays.
(Visa information: www.visainfoservices.com)

Canadian Embassy
Buda, District II, Ganz u 12-14. Tel: 392-3360 emergency
Fax: 392-3390. Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Royal Netherlands Embassy
Buda, District II, Füge utca 5-7. Tel: 336-6300. Fax: 326-5978
Open Mon-Fri, 10am-noon

US Embassy
Pest, District V, Szabadság tér 12. Tel: 475-4400
M2 to Kossuth tér. Open for American citizens from 1- 4pm Mon through Thu, and 9-11am and 1- 4pm on Friday


Austria: 351-6700
Australia: 457-9777
Croatia: 354-1315
Czech Republic: 462-5010 Denmark: 487-9000
Finland 279 2500
France: 374-1100
Germany: 488-3500
India: 325-7743
Ireland: 302-9600
Italy: 460-6200
Pakistan: 355-8210
Poland: 413-8200
Romania: 384-0271
Serbia-Montenegro: 322-9838
Slovakia: 460-9010
Slovenia: 438-5600
South Africa: 392-0999
Sweden 460-6020
Ukraine: 422-4120