Easter extravaganza at the English Church in Benidorm

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THE ENGLISH Church in Benidorm enjoyed a very busy weekend over Easter.

On Good Friday, the church held a communion service in the morning followed by a time of fellowship over tea and coffee.

On Saturday, members rejoiced in an hour-long praise service on the Levante beach near the church. On this occassion one of the congregation brought along ‘Jimmy‘ and his friends, and entertained some children and their parents with his puppets.

On the morning of Easter Sunday, some members joined the ‘Pinkstergemeente’, a Dutch congregation for the annual Sunrise Service at the cross overlooking Benidorm. Amongst the English Church congregation was a lady who lives in Alaska who has been visiting Benidorm for a few months.

After a traditional English breakfast, it was time for the morning service at 9.45am where the resurrection of Christ from the dead was enthusiastically remembered.

This was followed by a joint service at 4.00pm with the Skandinaviska Turistkyrkan (Scandinavian Tourist Church) with whom the English Church share the building. Pastor Lennart Larsson, a Norwegian living in Sweden  wowed the congregation as he sang a variety of beautiful gospel songs whilst the local English Church Pastor Alan Robertson was the preacher.

In true English Church fashion, members rounded off the day with a fellowship meal at one of the many Chinese restaurants in Benidorm before each one went their seperate ways, having enjoyed a very full and satisfying weekend encouraging each one in his or her faith in the Lord Jesus.

The offering taken on this occasion will be included in a donation about to be sent to the Barnabas Fund who are involved in assisting persecuted Christians in many countries around the world but mainly in Africa and the Middle East.

The English Church in Benidorm is a non-denominational, evangelical, and international fellowship just off the Levante Beach. Each week a warm welcome awaits everyone at the regular meetings which are held on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. There is also a coffeee morning each Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.00pm.

For further information please contact Alan Robertson (Resident Pastor) – telephone 966 804 215  / mobile 677 738 103

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