to Bishop David's blog. Here you can find news, information, articles and pictures about the Church of England Diocese in Europe. We have over 300 congregations or worship centres serving Anglican and (mostly) English-speaking people in Europe, Morocco, Turkey, Russia and some central Asian countries.

For official diocesan information please click the diocesan logo on the right.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Canary Island Government restores British Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Fr Peter Ford
The Revd Peter Ford OGS, the Priest-in-Charge of Gran Canaria, has written with the news that the Canary Island Government has spent €91,000 to restoration of the historic British Cemetery in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The cemetery dates back to 1835 and predates our Church building. It is considered to be an important historic site on the island, bearing witness to the importance of Las Palmas as a busy port on the shipping lanes between the UK and Africa.

Holy Trinity Church itself was not founded until 1887. It was originally a parish in the Diocese of Sierra Leone, but we are very happy that it is now a vital part of the Diocese in Europe!

The website of Holy Trinity is here.

No comments:

Post a comment