This lovely pink building is one of a handful of Protestant churches in Venice, the Chiesa Evangelica Alemanna or Evangelical Lutheran church.
Located in campo SS. Apostoli in Cannaregio, it was built in 1713 for the Scuola dell’ Angelo Custode (confraternity of the Guardian Angel), one of many charitable institutions that existed in the Venetian Republic. After Napoleon’s conquest, the scuola was suppressed, and the building was bought by Protestant German merchants who had been kicked out of their huge Grand Canal building (Fontego dei Tedeschi, which is now the Venice post office).
This marble Archangel Raphael and Tobias over the entrance is by Heinrich Meyring, best known for his work on the crazy façade of the church of San Moise.
The Germans brought some art to their new church including Sebastiano Ricci's Madonna in Glory with an Archangel which is over the high altar of the little chapel.
This place was always locked up tight but I finally found it open this past December with a little Christmas craft market going on inside. I was checking out the bulletin board for opening hours and/or service times, and I saw on the calendar that The Joy Singers use it for their rehearsal space! Very cool.
Church services are on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 10:30 am in the winter, and 5 pm in the summer (March-November, but not in July/August).