Religious Services in Foreign Languages
Many types of religious services are organized by the expatriate community and services/activities are held in foreign languages (English, French, German, etc.). If there is a significant community for a particular religious group, you can be pretty certain that the members of that community will have formed a group, formal or informal, wherein they can practice their religion together.
The Indonesian constitution recognizes and guarantees religious freedom. The Indonesian government recognizes these six religions for Indonesian citizens: Islam, Christian Protestant, Christian Catholic, Hindu Buddhist, and Confucianism. According to Indonesian law, every citizen has to declare their religion, and this designation is put on a person's official documents, although they have the option to leave that section blank.
If the religion you practice is one of the above, you would be able to join the Indonesian community of followers and worship with them. There may, however, be a language barrier. You may also find differences in the way your religion is practiced within the Indonesian congregation - different from what you are accustomed to in your home country.
If you prefer to practice your religion in your native tongue, you will find that religious services in Indonesia (especially in Jakarta where the expat community is larger) are held in English, Dutch, French, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Tagalog, German, Urdu, Hindi and other languages.
Below is a listing of the various religious services that we have information on. If you have an email contact for a congregation or worship service of expatriates that is not listed below, please share it with us and we will contact the leaders and get complete information from them to post on this website.
Christian Church Services in Jakarta:
Abbalove MarketPlace Ministry Protestant
All Saints Anglican Church Protestant
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - English congregation - Jakarta
Deutschsprachige Katholische Gemeinde (German Speaking Catholic Community)
Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache Protestant (German)
GBI Fatmawati Protestant
GBI Rehobot Ministry Protestant
GSJA International House of Praise (I-HOPE) Protestant
Grace Methodist Church Protestant
Immanuel Church - Protestant (Services in Dutch)
International English Service Protestant
International English Service - IES South - Protestant
Jakarta Community Church Protestant
Jakarta International Baptist Church Protestant
Jakarta International Christian Fellowship Protestant
Simply Jesus Protestant
Wesley Methodist Church Jakarta Protestant
Sisters - expatriate Muslim women's group, Koran reading in English every Thursday 5.30 pm.
These are the larger mosques in Jakarta. To our knowledge, they don't have any English services:
Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Pusat
Masjid Sunda Kelapa, Menteng
Masjid Pondok Indah, Pondok Indah
Masjid AT Taqwa, Jl. Sriwijaya, Kebayoran Baru
Masjid Al Azhar, Jl. Singamangaraja, Kebayoran Baru
Lord Balaji / Srinivasa Perumal
Jl. Pluit Barat Raya No . 46
Tel. (62-021) 661-6617
Gurudwara Guru Nanak
Jl Merpati Raya RT 002/RW 03
Kampung Sawah, Ciputat
Tel. (62-21) 7463-4688
Contact: B. Rahal at (62-21) 739-6561, 0816-953416, 7463-4688
Tergar Meditation Center
Green Mansion Daan Mogot Km. 10
Jl. Boulevard Raya Row 47 No 35
Tel. (62-21) 2902 5314, 0838-06922450
Konghucu Temple - Bahtera Bakti Vihara
(dedicated to Da Bo Gong)
Jl. Pantai Sanur 5 No. 38
Ancol, Jakarta Utara
Last updated June 17, 2021.