About Us

God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory. Amen.

Rev'd John Poole


Marisha Carter


Elizabeth Thomas


Jeane Kelly


We'd Love to Meet You

Priest in charge:
Rev'd John Poole
T: +34 922 74 20 45;
M: +34 629 371 664
E: ejpoole165@gmail.com
Licenced Reader:
Marisha Carter
T: +34 922 85 73 90
E: marishacarter@hotmail.com
Church Warden:
Jean Kelly
E: jjkelly.clam.15@hotmail.com
Council Members:
Tenerife South Church

Marisha Carter (Secretary) +34 922 85 7990

Gwen Furmston (Treasurer) +34 922 74 83 51

Val Sainsbury (Safeguarding Officer)

Elizabeth Thomas

Margaret Rainton

Sue Flather

Synod Representatives: Gwen Furmston and Marisha Carter

For Baptisms, Wedding Blessings, Renewal of Vows, Confirmations and Funerals, please contact Marisha Carter (church secretary for information) at vicar@anglicanchurchtenerife.com

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Our Important Values


As a body of believers, we uphold the centrality and exclusivity of the gospel. We believe that Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate, is the only way of salvation and that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant scripture Word of God.


We are part of the world wide church of God,working together with Christians of other traditions, seeking together to achieve full unity which is our Lord's desire for his church.


Even though our personal time with God on a regular basis is important, it is always part of being church, being community, being members together of a movement that Jesus called into being. The Greek word for church, ecclesia, means just that, people called together.

The Anglican Church of St.Francis uses three worship centres in Tenerife South.


Sunday Services

San Eugenio Church , Playa de las Americas at 10.15am

San Blas Church, Golf de Sur at 12 noon

Espiritu Santo Church, Los Gigantes at 6pm

Thursday Service

Espiritu Santo Church, Los Gigantes at 10.30 am (suspended until further notice)

Contact Rev'd John Poole or Church Secretary Marisha Carter to make arrangements and/or book the date

at vicar@anglicanchurchtenerife.com


The Chaplaincy covers the southern half of the Island of Tenerife, with a loose boundary stretching from Candelaria in the east, to Teno in the west. St.Francis Church also has responsibility for the smaller islands of La Gomera and El Hierro although no work has been started there.


In 1987 the Chaplain in the North started an ‘Outreach’ project concluding with a feasibility study, commissioned by the Bishop to determine the needs of the southern part of the island. The report recommended the formation of a separate Chaplaincy in the south. 


Tenerife has a long Anglican presence in the Island. From when the Anglican Church in Santa Cruz was closed until 1991 the Northern Chaplaincy based in Puerto de la Cruz, was responsible for ministering to all the Anglicans in the island. The Chaplaincy of South Tenerife was recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Justice in May 1991.


Worship had begun in the San Eugenio Church and by May 1997 Espiritu Santo Church in Los Gigantes was opened.



The church at San Blas on the Golf del Sur was started in 2002.

The one absolutely unequivocal statement of the divinity of Jesus in the whole Gospel comes from the mouth of ‘doubting Thomas.’

From the first Easter onwards, Jesus became central to the disciples’ understanding and worship of God.

The Anglican Church of St. Francis uses three worship centers in Tenerife South:

San Eugenio Church in Playa de las Americas on Sundays at 10.15am.

San Blas Church, Golf del Sur: Sundays at 12 noon.

Espiritu Santo Church in Los Gigantes: Sundays at 6pm and Thursdays at 10.30 am.