STOP PRESS APOLOGIES
SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2020
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS WE HAVE HAD TO CEASE ALL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SERVICES, EVENTS, CHURCH GROUPS AND MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.
Please do join us for one of our
regular services. You will be very welcome.
EVERY SUNDAY – 1100am SUNG EUCHARIST
EVERY WEDNESDAY – 1230pm SAID EUCHARIST
First and Third Tuesday of each Month
SUNG HOLY COMMUNION beginning at 11:30am
EVERY SUNDAY – 1000am SUNG EUCHARIST
EVERY WEDNESDAY – 1230pm SAID EUCHARIST
FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH – 1130am SAID EUCHARIST WITH HYMNS
About Our Chaplaincy
The Anglican Chaplaincy has four congregations based in Palma, Palma Nova, Puerto Pollensa and Cala d’Or. We work within the Diocese in Europe, a part of the Church of England. We serve, through faith, the English Speaking community on Mallorca. We are an inclusive church – our doors are open to all. If you live on Mallorca, are on holiday here or would like to support the work that we do on the Island, please explore our website.
Should I visit ?
Many people find that they want to come to a service in Mallorca but are not sure what to expect! Some feel embarrassed that they don´t know much about Christianity or the Church, or they may think they don´t believe enough to be part of a faith community.
Our invitation to you is to come and join us and to see what you make of us! You may be surprised to find others like yourself…
What to expect
You will first be welcomed by our congregation, given a hymn book, a news-sheet and a service booklet and invited to sit anywhere in the main part of the church. The service is a called a “Holy Communion” or “Eucharist”. This comes from a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving”. At the heart of our worship is our giving thanks to God but we also acknowledge our own frailty and fragility, our need of God and each other.
The service is in three parts. First, we gather and ask that God will open our hearts and allow us to see something of his beauty and freshness, to see who we really are, to acknowledge where we have gone wrong and to be forgiven and strengthened for the future.
Secondly, we listen to readings from the Bible: from the Old Testament (the Jewish scriptures), the New Testament (early Christian letters and texts) and from the Gospels (the early accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus). Because the Gospel is the heartbeat of our community, it is read from the middle of the congregation, surrounded by us all. It is the pulse that gives the body of the Church its life. After the Gospel has been read, a talk (sermon) is given that explores what we have heard and tries to enrich our reflection. Sermons are important because we believe that God gave us brains and so we must think, ask questions and not be afraid of exploration. We also believe that God gave us hearts and that we need “de-frosting” in order that our lives and love may be enlarged for the sake of the world and people God loves.
Lastly, after giving voice to our faith, praying for those in need and sharing peace with each other (turning to our neighbour and saying “Peace be with you”), we remember the night in which Jesus gathered with his friends, gave them bread and wine and asked them to remember him in this way. Because Jesus Christ is for us the window onto the nature and reality of God, our remembrance is more than just nostalgia it literally re-members us together as a Christian family, recalls us to the heart of reality. We believe that Christ is present in the bread and wine (we don´t fully understand how) and that our communion with him leads us into deeper communion with one another. For this reason, we are quickly sent into the world after receiving the bread and wine, so that we might bring Christ´s priorities and peace to our own networks and communities. The last words we hear are “go in peace to love and serve the Lord”.
During the service we sing hymns (for which we stand) and music is played both before and after the service.
Refreshments are served in church after the service and everyone is invited to stay and to meet their fellow worshippers.
Answers To Common Questions:
When you come to Church please wear whatever you are comfortable in! There are no rules or regulations and a typical congregation will include all age groups.
Children are encouraged to join the Sunday School (please ask a sidesperson when you first come into the church) but children are also welcome to stay in church for the service.
The Chaplain is, in effect, the parish priest of whichever church you are visiting on Mallorca.
We welcome Prayer Requests. Please contact the Chaplain (see above) to let him know your request. We bring all these requests before God at the main Sunday service.
Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught. For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Father – God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God’s beloved child. Son -God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection hold the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death. Holy Spirit – God is alive, loving and active, comforting and challenging and inspiring faith, justice and truth. God sustains the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world – changed lives and a transformed society. At the heart of our faith is the belief in the God who transforms. God loves us just the way we are and God loves us so much he doesn´t want us to stay like that.
Joining Our Church
Please talk with the Chaplain and then place your name on the Electoral Roll of the church by completing an application form that he will give you.
For Events And News About Our Church please see our News page.