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Services

The church and grounds are open from 09.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. daily. Many people come simply to sit and enjoy the beauty of the church and gardens or to light a candle and to offer a prayer.

Please note that as from the 7th March 2021 the 11am Sunday church service, which was temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, will restart.


Read Father Michael's letter about the re-start of services

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Regular services are as follows:

  • Wednesday 10.30 am - Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel.
    The service follows the Common Worship Order and is followed by coffee in the parish rooms.
  • Thursday - From 2pm Bible Study (changeable)
  • Sunday 08.00 a.m. - Holy Communion
  • 11.00 am - Holy Communion (Sung)
    People who are regular communicants in their own churches are invited to receive the sacrament with us or to come forward for a blessing.

For details of special services please view our Special Services page.

Our Sunday morning Parish Communion is the main service of the week and is attended by the largest congregation, so we pull out the stops - literally! This is the one service of the week where our resident organist, Dr Melvin Bird, performs his wonders - we are extremely fortunate to have a man of his skill and dedication on the Island.

On Sunday morning we have a stall offering books to read, preserves, cards for almost all occasions, items made from Madeiran wood made by one of our members and many other items. This is not the norm to have outside a church, but on a holiday island it works! After the service we have a reception where we invite you to sample one of the specialities of the island: a glass of Madeira wine or simply to have a cup of coffee/tea and a chat. We make a small charge for the reception.

Our congregation is directly proportional to the number of English-speaking tourists visiting Madeira at any one time, and these visitors are cyclical: our numbers start at 70 - 80 during June, July and August, pick up during autumn and early spring and peak at Easter. We realise that we are extremely fortunate to have congregations of our size - 70 is a bad week! - and are particularly pleased to record that our numbers have remained steady over the last few years.