Cel­e­brate 70 years of royal mar­riage

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Clubs And Charities -

By Michael El­liott for the Angli­can Chap­laincy of St Peter & St Paul, Tor­re­vieja IT is a re­mark­able achieve­ment for any cou­ple to reach 70 years of mar­riage, but when it is a sov­er­eign and her spouse the achieve­ment pro­vides a shin­ing ex­am­ple to all of us of the en­dur­ing com­mit­ment made dur­ing the Sacra­ment of Holy Mat­ri­mony.

Rep­re­sent­ing a large ex­pat com­mu­nity in Spain, the Angli­can Chap­laincy (cov­er­ing the south Costa Blanca, east Costa Cál­ida and Calas­parra) is pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity for all those who would like to join us in cel­e­brat­ing this re­mark­able achieve­ment and, at the same time cel­e­brate their own mar­riage.

On Mon­day, Novem­ber 20 we will hold a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion of the Holy Eucharist (Mass, Holy Com­mu­nion) to give thanks to Almighty God for the 70th wed­ding an­niver­sary of Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth II and His Royal High­ness the Duke of Ed­in­burgh at our church in Los Bal­cones (near Tor­re­vieja hos­pi­tal), at 15.00.

Fa­ther Richard Seabrook SSC, Chap­lain, said: “I rep­re­sent one of the big­gest ex­pat com­mu­ni­ties any­where in the world and this spe­cial oc­ca­sion is im­por­tant to all of us. Mar­riage is not just a le­gal union be­tween a man and a woman but a Holy Sacra­ment or­dained by God. As such it is im­por­tant that the Church cel­e­brates this union. When our own monarch and her spouse reach 70 years of Holy Mat­ri­mony, our church wants to be at the heart of the world­wide cel­e­bra­tions for this im­por­tant day.”

The Holy Eucharist will be fol­lowed by a royal af­ter­noon tea where we will be serv­ing typ­i­cal English fare, in­clud­ing cu­cum­ber sand­wiches, sausage rolls, cake and, of course, tea!

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to join us in our ser­vice and for tea. If you would like di­rec­tions to this church or in­for­ma­tion about any of our other churches visit our web­site: www.c-of-e-tor­re­vieja.com or our Face­book page: www.face­book.com/ an­gli­can­tor­re­vieja.

To speak to Fa­ther Richard call 96 684 01 36 or 693 932 438 or e-mail: fr­ras@c-of-e-tor­re­vieja.com.

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