Torre del Mar Presbyterian Church was planted in 1987 by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in partnership with, and at the invitation of, the Spanish Evangelical Church, to help cater for the spiritual needs of both English and Spanish residents of the area. The congregation sits comfortably within the evangelical tradition and seeks to give a witness to the Reformed faith by word and deed within the Torre del Mar / Malaga area.
Situated in the Province of Málaga and approx 30 km east of the city, the church has, since its establishment, 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 church in Ireland and elsewhere, who operated at the invitation of the Spanish Evangelical Church. However, in mid 2017 the Spanish church decided to bring the partnership to an end, releasing the congregation from the denomination.
Since then, the congregation has decided to remain together, and offer a place for worship and fellowship for local English speaking residents and those who come to stay from the UK/Ireland and on occasion, further afield.
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.
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, but we still seek to be Jesus-centred and welcoming to any and all who come to us from whatever background. With less of a traditional style, we have still retained a clear focus, looking at what the Bible means and asking the questions that come to mind as we interact with the text while others work around us. 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. If you are around, we’d love you to join us, share with us, and be part of this young and newly-defined venture of worship and mission.