Situated in the Province of Málaga and approx 30 km east of the city, the church has, since its establishment in 1987, sought to provide a worshipping venue for the local community.
The congregation has served the English-speaking community in the Torre del Mar area under various ministers from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and elsewhere, who operated at the invitation of a local denomination.
Today, Mission and discipleship remain at the heart of this church fellowship, who now meet each Sunday at 11.00am in Legends Bar (Approx. 250m from the Bus Station) on the C/ Don Cipriano Maldonado for a very informal time together. Building community and seeking to show to those around us what life connected with Jesus can be like is what we strive for, and in this context we welcome all who love Jesus and those who seek him.
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, confused, well-heeled or down-at-heel. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been to church since Christmas 2000.
We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like organised religion (We really don´t like it either) and want time with other English speakers.
We offer welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because family are visiting and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are tattooed, pierced, both or neither.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, have been burnt out by religion or just got lost at the bus station, wanted a coffee, and ended up here by accident!
We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters and you.
Church in the Community – Moving towards the centre
Since 2014 the Torre del Mar congregation has journeyed from the confines of a hotel room, to a more visible shopfront location in the centre of the town, and then in December 2015 it took the latest step into the community by starting to meet every Sunday morning in Legends Bar where it has continued to do so, providing a relaxed, informal, and interactive time to worship and study together.
Being out in the community in this way means that we have had to adapt, and not only has our journey taken us to a more informal location, but we have also had to journey towards what is central about the faith we wish to express.
We have let go of some of the more traditional aspects, seeking to move from spectators to participants in all that we do. We still seek to be Jesus-centred and welcoming to any and all who come to us from whatever background, but if you come along be prepared….
Be prepared for a coffee at the outset, be prepared for a short (15 minute) time of worship, be prepared to ask questions if something is said you don’t understand, be prepared to reflect with those beside you on what is being shared. Be prepared for coffee at the end and a time to be with friends, (and make new ones). Be prepared to feel welcome…and part of our family. You may arrive a stranger, but we desire that when you have to leave, you leave as a welcomed friend.
The format is, therefore, a bit different as we seek to build a small community with open and welcoming links to those living beside us. So, if you are around, and looking somewhere relaxed and informal for worship, we’d love you to join us, share with us, and be part of this young and newly-defined venture of worship and mission.