A welcome to St. George’s…

A welcome…

We are delighted to welcome you to the website of St. George’s Anglican Episcopal Church, Madrid.  Although it is now in a period of interregnum,  its strong international, multicultural and missionary community continues to seek to grow together in love for God and neighbour.  If you are in Madrid, the parishioners, some newly arrived and others with decades of experience of living in this lovely city, would be delighted to meet you. 

Each Sunday the congregation joins with the Church throughout the world in prayer and prays for our Church and community as well as its concerns for the world.  Each service is usually a Eucharist but has a different feel to it in order to help us in our journey into the mystery of God:

08.30am  – Holy Communion (Traditional language).  Spoken words in the morning stillness.

10.00am  – Family Eucharist.  We begin in Church with the whole family of the Church gathering  together.  We are one body and all are of equal value, but we explore our faith in ways that are appropriate to age and Christian experience, so we then move to different spaces.

11.30am – Sung Eucharist.  Ordered worship, following the seasons of the Church’s year, where music plays an important part. 

Our last appointed full-time priest, Father Paul Ormrod, gave us this strong and uplifting farewell message when he left at the end of December, 2018:

Jill and I enjoyed our time at St. George’s Madrid enormously and now the time has come to say good bye. We both have a strong sense that God has called us to our new ministry at St. John’s Montreux in Switzerland, but there is no doubt that we shall miss everyone at St. George’s. We shall certainly continue to remember you all in our prayers.

The life of the Church depends not merely on the Chaplain but on all of you, together, offering prayer, commitment, and service to Christ in whatever ways we can day by day so that the Jesus Way may be offered to all. I know that our congregation is faithful and prayerful and I know that, however long the Vacancy, you will be served by our Church Wardens, Anne and Rebecca, as they in turn will be supported by you.

But what I really want to ask of you is this: will you double and redouble your efforts to invite others to join us? It is very tempting for a congregation in a Vacancy to turn a bit inwards, to worry about “keeping things going” and to forget that our primary ministry is twofold: both committed worship and committed outreach so that others may know they are loved by God, that others may know Jesus died for them. Will you do that?