Welcome to the Anglican Chaplaincy on Lanzarote!
Please read Marilyn Forder’s Archdeaconry Synod 2022 report in your own time.
God, we pray that the panic in the streets of Ukraine will give way to the sound of children playing, and the sound of sirens will give way to songs of hope. We pray that the world community will unite and cause the Russian army to retreat. We pray for no more violence or bloodshed and we pray that diplomacy will be the path to peace. Hear our prayers, God, Hear the prayers of the mothers and fathers, the prayers of the children longing for safety. God, our Shelter, bring peace. Let it rain down from the heavens like a mighty storm. Let it wash away all hatred and bloodshed. Peace, God. Please, God. Amen.
Our Suffragan Bishop David Hamid has been with us this weekend for our Service on February 20 in Puerto del Carmen at 12.30pm with Confirmation of Lesley Barber, Sunny Schwarz and Dawn Rutherford from our sister church on Tenerife and Bishop David also gave PTO as Reader to Peter Lockyer. He then celebrated our Eucharist in Playa Blanca at 5.00pm.
The PdC service was live-streamed on our youtube channel.
A warm welcome to all our new and old visitors from all over the world!
Welcome to our website! Great to see that you are interested in what we have to offer, and we can assure you there is plenty to explore. Whether you are new to it all, be it the island, the church or because you recently discovered your faith – or whether you have been a Christian all your life but looking for a place for worship, fellowship and exchange with like-minded folks, come and meet us. We are a friendly, welcoming team looking forward to meeting you.
On our website we have put together a lot of information which we think you might find helpful, but please get in touch if there is anything missing.
If you are planning your wedding and looking for a blessing or renewal of vows in the unique surroundings of this beautiful sunny island, or want a ceremony of Baptism in one of our services, we would be thrilled to be part of your special day.
Please be assured that you can get in touch with us whenever you need.
For funerals and cremation services, please do not hesitate to ring us or call in at Chaplaincy House in Tias.
We hold regular Sunday services of Holy Communion in two locations on Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. We have no church buildings of our own and are so lucky to have a close relationship with our Roman-Catholic hosts and are most grateful for the hospitality of the Parishes of Tías and Yaiza for allowing us use of their premises. We would love to see you there, whether you are on holidays or a new or long-term resident. Just come along any Sunday and join our worship.
If you can’t make it in person you can be part of our “Church Without Walls” – it doesn’t matter where you are, we can still worship together. All our online services are available at all times so you can invite God into your lives and living rooms any time you need Him.
It is our main goal to not leave anybody behind and to work together towards a new and revived church.
We have recently completed the purchase of our new Chaplaincy Centre which allows us to offer a range of activities for everyone, residents and visitors alike. Why not try something new, meet new people and join in the fun!
The Anglican Chaplaincy of St. Laurence in Lanzarote is a part of the Diocese in Europe of the Church of England.
We have to meet all the running costs of the Chaplaincy from our own funds, including all worship material and equipment, prints, Chaplain’s stipend and all that we offer freely to each and everyone. Therefore, we are dependent on giving by our members and visitors to maintain our ministry on the island. All donations are gratefully received.
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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2021
We ended the old year with an Open Church by candlelight –
one of the “new small steps” to fulfil our vision of becoming an open, accessible and friendly church for everybody.
ALL SAINTS DAY – MEMORIAL SERVICE
We celebrated a wonderful Memorial Service on All Saints’ Day in Puerto del Carmen. This service was supported by the management of Memora Funeral services who expressed a special wish to support the English-speaking population who had lost loved ones.
The violinist Pablo Mesa played during the mass.
Thank you for trusting us to pray on your behalf for your loved ones. Please watch the service in your own time.
LEARN ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT THE CHAPLAINCY CENTRE
– Craft Classes
– Spanish Conversation Classes
– Cake & Chat
– Daily Fitness Walks
For more info, dates and pictures, click here.
CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP LEADER
On Monday, September 28th 2020, we received the authorization from our Archdeacon David Waller for our Council member Sunny Schwarz to carry out the duties of a Congregational Worship Leader: Leading Morning and Evening Prayer and Services that comply with the Common Worship Provisions of a Service of the Word.