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Old 10-09-2013, 08:25
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From today's (10/09/13) MDB online - Majorca Daily Bulletin

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Anglican Church told to find new place of worship in Port of Pollensa

The Anglican Community in the north of the island were in shock yesterday after the local Catholic Church withdrew permission for them to worship in Puerto Pollensa´s Catholic Church.
The Anglican Chaplain, Revd. David Waller, read out the following statement to the congregation in the Port of Pollensa on Sunday:

“It is with sadness that I have to announce to you that the local Catholic authorities have withdrawn permission for us as an Anglican community to continue to use these church premises to hold our services. We have been given approximately six weeks to find an alternative place of worship. I am awaiting receipt of a letter from the Bishop of Majorca confirming this, but this letter has not yet arrived. It is my hope that this will provide more detail of the reasons behind this decision.

“The Church Council is meeting this week and will discuss the options for alternative venues that are before us as a Church community for the immediate future. These discussions will be shared with the congregation at the earliest opportunity so that we can gain from the wisdom of many living here locally as we face the time ahead, together.
“This is a challenging time for us as a Church. The future may seem uncertain but we are a congregation strong in faith. We may therefore continue to take comfort in the presence of God with each of us, and with us all, as we move forward.
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Yes I had heard talk of this and feel sorry for the people that attended the Anglican services and of course anyone who was planning a wedding/blessing there, hopefully another venue can be found quickly.
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We're supposed to have a blessing in St Andrews next Sept! We have already paid for the Church, does anyone know if we can still have a Catholic ceremony there(we're Catholic anyway but the blessing was arranged through Irene from the Anglican Church)
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Does anyone have the details of St. Dominics chuch in Pollensa Old town??

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We're supposed to have a blessing in St Andrews next Sept! We have already paid for the Church, does anyone know if we can still have a Catholic ceremony there(we're Catholic anyway but the blessing was arranged through Irene from the Anglican Church)
As this has only just been announced i think we will have to wait and see what actually happens but Michelle i would suggest you email Irene as she might have more info .
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It's a great shame if this does come to pass, as seems likely from the announcement above. When walking across 'the square' on a Sunday morning about 9-30 'ish' during holidays it is a great pleasure to hear singing from the Anglican services held during that time (9am 'til 10am). So much so that I have attended a service at the Church during my hol's and it was a most pleasant and enlightening occasion. The congregation seem to be a dedicated bunch of people and I understand that they do much for charity in the PP area. Many people on holiday as well as 'locals' attend the services. Good luck to them in their search for a new venue if this is the way it has to be.
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Does anyone have the details of St. Dominics chuch in Pollensa Old town??

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I think you may mean Santo Domingo, and if so, the details on the Tourist Information link of the forum gives this information;

Pollensa (Pollenca)
C/Santo Domingo (by the cloisters)
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Tel.:+34 971 53 50 77 Fax: +34 971 53 50 77
Summer (May-Oct): Mon-Fri 09:00 to 13:30 14:00 to 16:00
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Winter (Nov-Apr): Mon-Fri 08:00 to 10:30 11:00 to 15:00
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I think you may mean Santo Domingo, and if so, the details on the Tourist Information link of the forum gives this information;

Pollensa (Pollenca)
C/Santo Domingo (by the cloisters)
oit@ajpollenca.net
Tel.:+34 971 53 50 77 Fax: +34 971 53 50 77
Summer (May-Oct): Mon-Fri 09:00 to 13:30 14:00 to 16:00
Sat Closed Sun 10:00 to 13:00
Winter (Nov-Apr): Mon-Fri 08:00 to 10:30 11:00 to 15:00
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Bella this info is for the Tourist Information Office, the only info i can find on this website is for the PP church in the square.
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I think you may mean Santo Domingo, and if so, the details on the Tourist Information link of the forum gives this information;

Pollensa (Pollenca)
C/Santo Domingo (by the cloisters)
oit@ajpollenca.net
Tel.:+34 971 53 50 77 Fax: +34 971 53 50 77
Summer (May-Oct): Mon-Fri 09:00 to 13:30 14:00 to 16:00
Sat Closed Sun 10:00 to 13:00
Winter (Nov-Apr): Mon-Fri 08:00 to 10:30 11:00 to 15:00
Sat & Sun Closed
Open all year.
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I have found this in the yellow pages, where the only Pollensa Town church listed is :- Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Angeles tel. 971 530 067.
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Thank you Sparky, I had already enquired about this church after we found out we couldn't have our blessing in the Calvari Chapel at the top of the 365 steps due to refurbishments, there is no agreement to hold Anglican ceremonies in the church in pollensa(I wonder about Catholic blessings though?)
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Irene has emailed back, she said that I shouldn't worry and she is sure that all weddings/blessings for next year will be fine. She has also passed my email onto the Anglican Reverend David Waller in Palma so hopefully he can shed some light.
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Mickey, if you don't get through to the Tourist Board number, you could try this one. Its really difficult to find any info directly from the church itself, but getting through to the sites that deal with them should be able to point you in the right direction for the info you need.



Museu de Pollensa
The convent of Sant Domingo houses one of the best Gothic art collections in Mallorca.
⦁ Address : Carrer Guillem Cifre de Colonya s/n, 07460, Pollensa
⦁ Telephone : (0034) 971 531 166
⦁ Web : ⦁ Benvinguts a Pollença
Open Tuesday to Saturday
(Sundays in Summer)
Summer Opening times - 1st July - 30th Sept 10.30 - 13.30
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Summer Opening times - 1st July - 30th Sept
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Winter Opening times - 1st Oct - 30th June 10.30 - 13.00
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Michelle that's good news, lets hope all goes according to plan for you .
As for a Catholic blessing, i suppose it would be fine as you are Catholic but i wonder what language the service would be in, does anyone know if the local priest speaks English? .
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I don't think he speaks English but not 100% sure. The Anglicans are still hopeful of resolving the problem. So as said earlier might be best to wait and see.
For anyone interested there will be a Songs of Praise on the Beach at Tamarells this Sunday.
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