Saint Antony Church – Shobra

Saint Antony Church – Shobra

Saint Antony Church – Shobra

Project details

  • Location: Shobra, Cairo, Egypt
  • Architects: Riyadh Gerges + Seif Nasrallah
  • Contractors: “El-Khawaga” Wanis Mikhail El-Nekhaily.
  • Date Constructed: 1935-1950
  • Area: 850 m²


St. Antony Church where more than 42 monks & sisters came out of it including 9 bishops, in addition to Pope Shenouda III.

Back to the 1935, a 850m2 gross was bought from Garbo’s Jewish Bank by the Coptic Orthodox Association – Chicolany, Shobra. The Egyptian Architect Seif Nasrallah offered the drawings for free for a small temporary church before preparing into the larger ones.

Main Features:


Arabic verses on walls, ceiling paintings filled with the stars, in addition to the yellow glass windows with clerestory lighting.


It’s filled with patterns at the front facade in addition to the cross crenelations on the top.


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