St George's Church, Avenida de Pries 1, 29016 Malaga
St George’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in mainland Spain, is located in Malaga’s English Cemetery close to the centre of the city. It is about 300m east of the Malaga bullring, where Paseo de Reding becomes Avenida de Pries.
The church building, originally the cemetery chapel and the dwelling for the caretaker, was built of sandstone in classical style in 1839-40. With its fine Doric columns, this building was converted in 1890-91 to become the present St George’s Church. (For the previous 50 years, even before the appointment of the first permanent chaplain in 1850, services had been held in a room in or adjacent to the British Consulate.) Over the years all the other chaplaincies along the Costa del Sol, from Estepona to Nerja, grew out of St George’s.
We are a vibrant, multi-cultural congregation with members from Britain, the U.S., Nigeria, Canada, Spain and many other countries. We welcome many tourists to our services as Malaga grows in popularity as a tourist and cruise ship destination and our visitors often comment on the warmth of their welcome here.
We are proud of our musical tradition with a Director of Music/organist and our Ahlborn organ. Our small choir regularly sing anthems and the whole congregation sings the liturgy and the psalm.
Holy Communion (occasionally Morning Prayer) is celebrated every Sunday and Wednesday at 11.00 a.m, followed by refreshments after the Sunday service and wine and tapas on the first Sunday of the month.
For further information, please contact the Wardens:
Gloria Hall: 95 190 4291
Annie Houlbrooke: 95 211 0416;
The nearest Public car park to St George's is Parking Cervantes,
next to the Bullring, about 250 metres from the Church. There is
often street parking available in the roads nearer to the Church,
which is free on Sundays.