All Saints latest news
Our neighbouring island of La Palma has a small but vibrant Christian congregation.
They meet every week in one of two churches kindly lent by the Roman Catholic priest for their use – at San Martin de Porres and at Nuestra Señora de Bonanza – the Old Church in El Paso. For the past few years, they have functioned as an independent church, but as of a few weeks ago they are now once again under the umbrella of All Saints.
I have in any case enjoyed visiting La Palma once a month to take a Holy Communion service on Sunday afternoons (there is no resident priest there), and I am delighted that future clergy here will officially be taking responsibility for the Anglicans on that island.
In fact the La Palma group has done a fantastic job in looking after themselves and welcoming tourists as well as residents and swallows. But it’s never easy going it alone, however successfully, particularly when you are separated from other Christian groups by a significant stretch of water. So hopefully there will be more opportunities to meet up and encourage one another in the months and years to come.
We at All Saints were encouraged ourselves recently by a visit from one of our bishops, The Rt Revd David Hamid, together with Geoff Johnstone, our Archdeacon. They liked our plans for the future ministry of the church, contained in a new five-year plan, and while they had some further changes of their own to suggest, the overall outcome was very positive.
At this time of year many of our regular worshippers have returned to the UK for the summer months (although recent weather reports suggest that they might be regretting it). However it’s great to welcome summer holidaymakers in their place. If you are thinking about joining us the location to look for is Carretera Taoro.
Our services: Holy Communion on Sundays at 9.30 am and 11.00 am (German service at 5.00 pm) and on Wednesdays at 10.00 am. Taizé worship (alternate Thursdays at 5.30 pm) will resume in September.
Chaplain: The Revd Dr Paula Clifford
Tel: 922 38 40 38; Email: email@example.com
Our last Car Boot Sale until October was held on the 1st June, as usual at All Saints’ Church in the Taoro Park, Puerto de la Cruz.
Once again our team excelled themselves by raising even more money for our charities – thanks to all those who supply us with saleable items, and our team of helpers who work so hard collecting them and spending many hours transporting them to the ‘Boots’, not forgetting returning unsold items to our ‘store’.
If you have any unwanted household items or clothing etc. in good condition please call Cheryl or Brian on 922 333 277 and they will arrange to collect them.
If you would like to become a member of the Friends Of Tenerife (annual subscription 15 euros) and therefore help our local charities who desperately need our assistance, please contact Jean on 922 38 48 09, or Maureen on 922 34 19 79.
Our forthcoming events are :
On Tuesday 2nd July – a half day coach trip to Icod, with lunch at the Restaurant Tian Li, afterwards calling at Garachico for one hour’s free time. The coach will leave the Botanical Gardens in La Paz at 12.30 p.m. The inclusive price is 17 euros to members.
On Tuesday 23rd July a lunch has been arranged at the Bodequita Algarrobo in La Paz at the usual time of 1.00 for 1.30 p.m.. The price 18 euros for members.
On Tuesday 6th August there will be another coach trip to Iceland in the south of the Island – only 10 euros. Two hours free time . As usual the coach will leave the Botanical Gardens at 11.30 (please be early!).
On Tuesday 20th August there will be a lunch at the Restaurant Magnolia in La Paz – 1.00 for 1.30 p.m., 16.50 euros to members.
There will be a Buffet lunch at the very popular Hotel Masaru, also in La Paz 1.00 for 1.30 p.m. 16.50 euros to members.
So, plenty of dates for your diaries ! Don’t forget, all the money we raise goes to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
To book any of these events, or for more information, please contact Jean or Maureen.