Lanzarote Christian fellowship is an English speaking church in Lanzarote and here Peter Maddison tells his story: “My love for Lanzarote started on our first holiday in 1979 and we finally bought a property in Puerto Del Carmen in 1996. However, my involvement with the English speaking Churches on the island did not start until after we had moved to Tias in 2000 when my father came for his first holiday here on his 95th birthday and wanted to visit a local Church . There we met Alan and Barbara who were running a Church in a basement at the back of The Deiland Shopping Centre. Alan was a great inspiration to me and a very good friend until, sadly, he passed away . That Church moved to Costa Teguise, about 9 years ago, when we did consider finding a place to worship in Tias, but, in the end, decided to settle at The Hotel Barcelo in Costa Teguise.
“In the back of my mind, I always had the sense that there was a very real need for an inter-denominational Church in Tias itself. What I had always hoped for
became possible recently after Adrian Hallett, a retired Anglican clergyman, who moved to live in Lanzarote in 2014, became available to help set up and lead weekly church services. The timing was absolutely right for my ‘dream’ to become a reality and the church met for the first time, on Palm Sunday, 20th March 2016.
“This inter-denominational church is known as ‘Lanzarote Christian Fellowship’ and is led by Adrian. It is a church open to everyone and, if you decide to pay us a visit, you will be assured of a very warm welcome!
We hold our services every Sunday at 11 am . We are starting from very humble beginnings and currently meet together in one large room. It’s a long way from purchasing of a plot of land in Tias to build a Church, which we seriously considered about 10 years ago . That is still a possibility in the longer term, but, for now, my dream is that, God willing, we will have a flourishing Christian community not only here in Tias, but also in Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto Del Carmen, all working together to provide places of worship within easy reach of everyone living on the island. A very different scene from my first visit to Lanzarote in 1979!”
“The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.” D. L. Moody.