Celebrate 70 years of royal marriage
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: email@example.com.