Service Times and Office Opening
11:00 every Sunday – Palma – Sung Eucharist
12:30 every Wednesday – Palma – Said Eucharist
10:00 every Sunday - Puerto Pollensa - Sung Eucharist
12:30 every Thursday - Puerto Pollensa – Said Eucharist
11:30 every first and third Thursday of the Month - Cala d'Or – Sung Eucharist
Should I visit ?
Many people find that they want to come to a service in Mallorca but are not sure what to expect! Some feel embarrassed that they don´t know much about Christianity or the Church, or they may think they don´t believe enough to be part of a faith community.
Our invitation to you is to come and join us and to see what you make of us! You may be surprised to find others like yourself…
What to expect
You will first be welcomed by our congregation, given a hymn book, a news-sheet and a service booklet and invited to sit anywhere in the main part of the church. The service is a called a "Holy Communion" or “Eucharist”. This comes from a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving”. At the heart of our worship is our giving thanks to God but we also acknowledge our own frailty and fragility, our need of God and each other.
The service is in three parts. First, we gather and ask that God will open our hearts and allow us to see something of his beauty and freshness, to see who we really are, to acknowledge where we have gone wrong and to be forgiven and strengthened for the future.
Secondly, we listen to readings from the Bible: from the Old Testament (the Jewish scriptures), the New Testament (early Christian letters and texts) and from the Gospels (the early accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus). Because the Gospel is the heartbeat of our community, it is read from the middle of the congregation, surrounded by us all. It is the pulse that gives the body of the Church its life. After the Gospel has been read, a talk (sermon) is given that explores what we have heard and tries to enrich our reflection. Sermons are important because we believe that God gave us brains and so we must think, ask questions and not be afraid of exploration. We also believe that God gave us hearts and that we need “de-frosting” in order that our lives and love may be enlarged for the sake of the world and people God loves.
Lastly, after giving voice to our faith, praying for those in need and sharing peace with each other (turning to our neighbour and saying “Peace be with you”), we remember the night in which Jesus gathered with his friends, gave them bread and wine and asked them to remember him in this way. Because Jesus Christ is for us the window onto the nature and reality of God, our remembrance is more than just nostalgia it literally re-members us together as a Christian family, recalls us to the heart of reality. We believe that Christ is present in the bread and wine (we don´t fully understand how) and that our communion with him leads us into deeper communion with one another. For this reason, we are quickly sent into the world after receiving the bread and wine, so that we might bring Christ´s priorities and peace to our own networks and communities. The last words we hear are “go in peace to love and serve the Lord”.
During the service we sing hymns (for which we stand) and music is played both before and after the service.
Refreshments are served in church after the service and everyone is invited to stay and to meet their fellow worshippers.
St Andrew's Church, Puerto Pollensa - 10:00 every Sunday
St Andrew's Church, Puerto Pollensa - 12:30 every Thursday
Santa Maria del Mar, Cala d'Or - 11:30 every first and third Thursday of the Month
Time & Location
Our service times can be seen above or on our calendar page. You can see maps of our three churches on their own pages however here is a small version of our Palma Church and our Pollenca Church.