A SUBSTANTIAL congregation attended the Palm Sunday service at Albir Church of England Church last week.
The service began outside the building with the blessing of palm crosses, which were then distributed amongst the faithful as they walked into church, singing the rousing hymn “All glory laud and honour”.
There was no sermon, but the congregation were treated to a full reading of the Passion Gospel. A most pertinent reminder for everyone of the exact meaning of Easter.
After the service many of the churchgoers stayed behind to enjoy the ‘Social Sunday’ with croissants and jam, or ham and cheese available for the peckish amongst them.
On Good Friday, there will be a service at the church, beginning at 11.00h and another one on Easter Sunday at 9.45am.
Regular weekly services are at 9.45am with a weekday service at the Forum Mare Nostrum every Thursday at 11.00am.
On the second Thursday of each month a healing service is held, whilst the last Thursday monthly is preceded by discussion “Faith, Questions & Doubts” starting 10.00am – 10.50am.
Anyone interested in taking part in church activities of wishing to meet some of the congregation on an informal basis is invited to meet up at the anchor statue on Albir beachfront at 9.30am Saturday April 29, where a two hour ‘skip-athon’ is being held.
The church is situated in the centre of Albir, up the main hill, Camino de la Cantera, (quite near the Consum Supermarket), signposted Rober Palas Hotel. Turn right in front of the hotel and the Church (Norwegian Seaman’s Church) is just inside the next road on the left, Carrer Mart.
Albir is one of eight congregations in the Chaplaincy, from Gandia to El Campello Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplainy (the Church of England in Spain) you can find much more information on the website www.costablanca-anglicanchaplaincy.org