Churches and Services

Service Times

This table below provides an overview of Eucharistic services available. Go to the web page for the church you wish to visit for directions, contact details and further general information.

Sunday Wednesday Thursday
Albir 09:45
Alfaz del Pi 11:00
Calpe 10:30
Denia 11:45
El Campello 12:00
Gandia 12:00
Javea 09:45 (09:30 July, Aug and until Sept 11) 10:30
La Fustera 12:00

Whether you are already a resident or a second home owner, a holiday-maker or are about to move to the Costa Blanca, we will be delighted to welcome you at any of our eight churches.

We are served by the full-time Chaplains and a licensed Reader, ably assisted by a number of retired priests who spend part of the year here. This gives both clergy and people a degree of variety not normally experienced in the UK . We have active committees of lay people in each church, as well as a strong co-ordinating Chaplaincy Council.

Whilst we are an Anglican chaplaincy, rooted in the tradition of the Church of England, there are many who worship with us, regularly or occasionally, who have come from different traditions. All are welcome.

If you would like to become more involved, there are plenty of opportunities, both within our worship and in our social life. These events give us all the chance to meet new friends, and to get to know each other better.

Making these connections is invaluable to those embarking on the daunting experience of moving abroad; and you will find us a useful source of information about reliable plumbers, good restaurants, other community groups, and the niceties of Spanish taxation! Above all, we want you to feel at home.

Albir: NORWEGIAN SEAFARERS

albirAbout the church:

The move from Benidorm from the start of 2013 was prompted by the needs of the existing members as well as the need for new members.

We are a small but friendly crowd, and a combination of all-year residents and seasonal, regular visitors, throughout the year, but mainly in the winter months. All too rarely there are appearances  from those on short holidays. With Albir and Alfaz del Pi amomg the nearby towns with significant British communities, we have decided to move the church nearer to the people.

On Sundays we meet at 09.45 in Albir, courtesy of the Norwegian Lutherans. This is a light and airy church centre, with easy parking outside, and no steps to manage for access.

Address :

Calle de Marte, 8
03581 Albir, Playa Alfaz del Pi, Alicante
 38.569344, -0.070296 (38º56’982″N 0.07º01l79″W)

Directions:

Follow the main street through Albir centre, and turn right immediately after Consum. Continue up the hill and take the second turning right, past the front of the Hotel Rober Palas. The next turning to the left is c/ Mart, and the church is on the right, opposite open ground.

Contact

Pastoral Lead Chaplain
tel. 616 23 74 06

email: revrayandrews@aol.com

Facebook page –

https://www.facebook.com/churchofenglandalbir/

Alfaz del Pi: FORUM MARE NOSTRUM

About the church:

The Forum, as it is known, is an international residential community in Alfaz del Pi. Amongst its residents are a number of existing members of our Albir (formerly Benidorm) church. We have held carol services and other events here in recent years; and we are delighted to have been offered a room to continue our weekly weekday worship.

This will be at 11.00 on Thursdays, and is a celebration of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) in a simple spoken service. If, in due course, those attending wish to sing, that may well be possible! We are hoping particularly for participation from those who are resident on-site, but others will be more than welcome.

Address:

Forum Mare Nostrum

Cami del Pinxo, 2
03580 l’Alfàs del Pi, Alicante
38.577023, -0.109434

Directions:

About halfway up (or down) the main street through Alfaz (away from the old town) is the cami Les Coves which leads to the Forum. On the left-hand corner facing you if coming up the main street is the bar-restaurant Déja-Vu. Coming down the road, this is on the right where you should turn. Follow this road round and up towards the Forum Mare Nostrum, the site of which will be in front of you as you turn a final left-hand bend. Entrance 150m on your right. Ask at Reception for the room where we meet, which is downstairs below the front lobby.

Contact

Pastoral Lead Chaplain
tel. 616 23 74 06
email: revrayandrews@aol.com

Facebook page –https://www.facebook.com/churchofenglandalbir/

Calpe

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About the church:

Worship is in the Roman Catholic Church of Nuestra Senora de La Merced.
The building is large and modern with an attractive interior, wheelchair access and under floor heating.

There is a large car park opposite and ample space on the church forecourt. Toilet facilities are provided.

A lively Bible Study group  meets fortnightly.

Address:

Parroquia Nuestra Señora De La Merced
Av Jaime I El Conqueridor / Avenida de la Merced 2
03710 Calp, Alicante
38.653097, 0.069102

Directions:

From the N332, exit to Calpe Sur / Norte.

Follow the main road CV746, a dual-carriageway, direction Moraira, past Las Salinas, the inland salt lake,  to a roundabout adjacent to Consum and Mercadona supermarkets.

Take the last exit, and continue past Mercadona for 300m. You will see the church ahead on the right hand side.

From Moraira: Follow the signs to Calpe along the coast road (CV746)  to the Diamante Hotel and the same roundabout as above. Take the first exit right, and continue as above.

Contact:

Pastoral Lead Chaplain
Tel: 965 874 166
Email: marcusronchetti@yahoo.co.uk

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Denia

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About the church:

The Ermita in Las Rotas is a small intimate Chapel with a beautiful courtyard enclosed by cloisters.

Music plays an important part of our worship, especially the singing before the service which is led by a small and enthusiastic singing group.  Coffee and refreshments are served after the service and this provides an opportunity to chat with friends and newcomers.

A lift can always be arranged for those who have difficulty getting to church.  We have a Bible study group who meet every week and anyone wishing to join them would be made most welcome.

Fund raising to support our Chaplaincy plays an important part in our annual activities and these social events are always well supported.

Address:

Carretera Provincial del Barranc del Monyo, 39
Dénia, Alicante
38.828731, 0.139120

Directions:

From the A7, exit at junction 62, adjacent to N332.
Continue towards Denia on the CV7222.
Cross four roundabouts, straight ahead.

The fifth is preceded by a small triangular traffic-island/flower bed.
Cross the roundabout and take the next turning to the left, signed CV730 to Les Rotes & Les Marines.

At the roundabout, take the second exit, and continue to the sea-front, and another roundabout with a concrete sunburst sculpture.
Turn right, along the sea-front and marina area.

Continue on this road for about 4 kms, until it passes very close to the shore.
Soon after this, you will come to a large set of traffic islands with cacti planted, and a sign to the left to Les Rotes CV 7340.
Continue along this narrow road for about 500m, and you will see to the left the white rectangular cloister walls of the Ermita.

On the nearside end of the walls is an archway, through which there is parking.

From Javea:

Take the CV736 mountain road to Denia.
When you arrive back at sea-level, you will come to the cacti-planted traffic island, as above.
Turn right and continue to the Ermita.

Contact

Pastoral Lead Chaplain
tel. 965 734 029
email: marcusronchetti@yahoo.co.uk

El Campello

elcampellophotoAbout the church:

We meet in a chapel in the grounds of Los Salesianos at 12.00 noon every Sunday. Our friendly congregation comes from the area round Alicante, and after the service there is always an opportunity to take a picnic to the beach or to have it in the shady grounds of the church.

Whilst we have a committed local congregation, we always look forward to meeting people on holiday in the area .  After the service there is a time for fellowship and refreshments.

We have a number of social events during the course of the year. Some of these are for fund raising and some just for social time together.

Transport links are good with the tram running along the coast, and we are just a short walk from the Salesdianos station.. Please come and join us, whether you are resident here or on a sunshine break.

Address:

Colegio Salesianos

Carrer Bernat Metge, 3
03560 El Campello, Alicante
38.415378, -0.399217

Directions:

Los Salesianos is just off the sea-front at the northern end of Playa Muchavista. It is accessible from the sea-front both from Campello centre, and from San Juan, as well as from the N332 and AP7 & A70 motorways.

From the AP7 motorway:

Southbound, this divides just before Campello and exit 67. The left-hand lanes lead around the back of Alicante: the right-hand lanes (with the airport/aeroplane logo) is the way to follow, through the final toll-booths. Follow signs (next exit) to El Campello and San Juan (left lane where the road divides) which will bring you on to the N332 northbound towards Valencia.

At the roundabout take the first exit, signposted to La Font (right) just before the lights.

Then see below ´Continuing Instructions from AP7 & N332 routes´

Approaching southbound on the N332:

Pass through upper Campello on the main road, until you come to the second main junction at traffic lights, with the sign to La Font.
Turn left across main road using the turning lane.

Approaching northbound (from San Juan & Alicante) on the N332, you will pass under the bridge leading to the motorway and Jijona. Move into the right-hand lane ready to turn right at the sign to La Font.

Then see below ´Continuing Instructions from AP7 & N332 routes´- now.

Continuing Intructions from AP7 & N332 routes:

Continue down this residential street until the T junction at the end.
Turn left, and continue to the end where the road ahead opens up into fields.
Cross the junction, continuing straight ahead.

Continue through open ground. This is a one-way road, but you may encounter traffic or bicycles approaching.
At the end, you will see on your left the gates of Los Salesianos.
Turn in, go round central roundabout to your left, and park where you can.

If approaching along the sea-front from Campello centre:

Continue south around the headland and over the bridge until you approach the start of Playa Muchavista, with apartment blocks on your right.
At a set of traffic lights you will see on your right a turning with a No Entry sign (access for Residents & the School only) and the railway bridge.
Turn right here, and continue straight ahead at the top of the hill, where you will see the gates of Los Salesianos.

If approaching along the sea-front from San Juan:

Continue along Playa Muchavista, and through the one-way system where the railway is elevated to your left.
Straight on at the traffic lights, and look for No Entry turning to your left (see previous paragraph) and turn left here.

From the Car Park:

Walk back to the main church to the right and ahead of the entrance gates.
Go through the green gates to the right of the church entrance, or if these are locked, walk through Reception, and walk to the far end of the cloisters.
Turn right at the end, and the door ahead (in the far right-hand corner of the cloisters) leads to the chapel where we meet for worship.

To exit in all directions:

Leave by main gates, and go down the hill ahead to the sea-front.

To return to Campello: Turn left at traffic lights

To return to San Juan: N332 and AP7 turn right, and continue to the next set of lights where you must turn right again.
Drive up the hill, and stay in the right-hand lane.
At the T junction, turn right.
Continue for about 10 metres, until you reach four-way crossroads, and turn left.

Continue until the first turning right, and return to the N332 junction and traffic-lights.
Join the N332: for AP/ turn left using turning lane, and continue to AP7 & A70 slip-road ahead.

Contact

Pastoral Lead Chaplain
tel. 616 23 74 06
email revrayandrews@aol.com

Gandia

gandiaphotoAbout the church:

Like most churches, we try to reach out to the local community. In our case, we give particular support to the Franciscan residence in Palma de Gandia for homeless and chronically ill men. We also collect clothing for CáritasInterparochial, a charity attached to the local Roman Catholic churches, which helps poor and homeless families in Gandia.

We have trained hospital visitors who are happy to visit – by prior request – English-speaking patients in the large State hospital in Gandia. We also have a house group which meets regularly.

If you would like to know more about the church or any of our activities, just ask when you visit us; or make contact as below.

Address:

Carrer Major, 65
46701 Gandia, Valencia
38.965585, -0.180948
BUT Parking at –
Avinguda de Vilallonga, 24
46702 Gandia, Valencia
38.963516, -0.175111

Directions:

The Borja Centre is situated in the centre of Gandia on the banks of the River Serpis.

If walking down the paseo (Passeig de les Germanies) towards the Serpis underground car park:

Continue almost as far as the bridge itself, and on the left you will see a door to the right of the café next to Burger King.
Normally a member of our church will be outside the door to welcome you.

By Car From the South:

From the south and the motorway (J.61) take the N332 north towards Gandia.
At the roundabout 1 km from the city centre leave the N332 and go straight on towards the city centre, signposted for Gandia.
Turn left at the next roundabout, signposted for Almoines and Villalonga.

Take the second right at the next roundabout and cross the River Serpis.
Turn right at the next roundabout, back down towards the Serpis Car Park.

The rear entrance to the car park should now be facing you.
Take your ticket and enter the car park, drive towards the far end and park as near to the pedestrian exit as possible.

You do not need to pay until you are ready to return to your vehicle.
As you walk out of the car park into the square, with the River Serpis behind you, look to your right for a door to the right of the café next to Burger King.
Normally a member of our church will be outside the door to welcome you.

Contact

Reader: Stephen Carden
tel. 962 807 483
email cardenstephen@yahoo.co.uk

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Costa-Blanca-Anglican-Chaplaincy-Gandia-587688424687002/info?tab=overview

Javea

javeaphotoAbout the church:

The Ermita del Popul, between Javea Old Town and the village of Jesus Pobre, was built in the 14th century, but fell into disrepair at the time of the Spanish Civil War. Restoration took place in the early 1970s when expats from the UK began to settle here, and were keen to find a church building in which to hold Anglican services. This became the first Anglican congregation to be established on the Costa Blanca in 1972.

In the restoration extensions, the vestry, side chapel and toilet facilities were added, as well as water and electricity, but the original style was not changed and some of the ancient beams still support the roof.

After Sunday services coffee is served and visitors are encouraged to join us. Once a month there is a Wall Market with the opportunity to buy home-made cakes, preserves and novelties outside the church.

Throughout the year there are a variety of social events including coffee mornings, Bridge lunches, illustrated talks with a light lunch, wine tastings, a garden tea party, a summer fiesta, a cocktail evening and a pre-Christmas morning with sherry and mince pies. During the cooler weather, our own Walking Group ‘The Strollers’ have an organised easy walk followed by lunch at a local restaurant.  There is also a monthly Fellowship Lunch at the Javea Golf Club.

The Roman Catholic Church use the Ermita after us during July & August; and notably on the 1st Sunday after 8th September when there is no Church of England service.

Services: Every Sunday at 9.45am  (9.30am July until September 11th inclusive ). Also Wednesday at 10.30am.

Address:

Carretera de Jesus Pobre, 160
03737 Jávea, Alicante
38.794201, 0.117512

Directions:

From Javea coast:

Follow signs to Alicante & Valencia (CV734)
Near the centre of Old Town, take the CV735 towards Denia.
This is not the CV736 mountain road to Denia, but the road leading also to Jesus Pobre village.
About 4km along this road on the right is the Ermita, next to a right turning and an estate agency, `Casitas Ibericas´.

From the N332 and Gata de Gorgos:

Follow signs to Javea, and at the roundabout-junction of the CV734 and the CV738 (blue and white ceramic arch on roundabout)
Take the CV738 to Jesus Pobre.
Drive through the village until you come to a T junction with the CV735, signs to Denia and Javea.
Turn right towards Javea, and continue for 2.5kms, until you come to a left turning and the estate agency, `Casitas Ibericas´.
Turn here, and the Ermita is on your right.

Contact

Contact person: Pastoral Lead Chaplian
tel. 965 734 029
email jimbooker57@gmail.com

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La Fustera

TeuladaMorairaphotoAbout the church:

Our light and airy, modern church primarily serves the Teulada & Moraira catchment area.

We have a very enthusiastic choir, and our own fellowship room which is used after worship for a glass of wine and a chat, with books to borrow, and handmade cards to buy. There are toilet facilities and a large car park.

Address:

Address:

Avinguda Fustera, 33-39
Benissa, Alicante
38.677900, 0.088650

Directions:

From Calpe: (8km) or Moraira (7km) take the CV746 until the junction with the CV745 to Benissa, and continue for about 500m. The church is on the left-hand side, and identified by a blue and yellow sign – Ermita de San Josep.

From Benissa, at the roundabout adjacent to Consum supermarket on the N332 through the town, take the unmarked, uphill exit (which is the CV745) and continue on this winding road for about 7km, eventually descending to sea level. The church is on the right-hand side, about 500m after the 15km marker post.

Contact

Contact person: Pastoral Lead Chaplain

tel. 965 734 029

email: jimbooker57@gmail.com


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