The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia



The 2017 season will run from Easter Day, Sunday 16th April to Sunday 1st October.  There will be a sung Eucharist at 10.30 in English every Sunday during the season.  

We are delighted that once again Fr. Roger Williams will be our locum chaplain for the 2017 season, accompanied by his wife, Enid.  Fr. Roger and Enid are old friends of the Church as Fr. Roger was our locum chaplain in 2016. From September 2017 the Rev'd Edward Hanson will be chaplain and they can both be contacted on the same number +39 03444 2165.

WELCOME TO LAKE COMO, the most beautiful of the Italian lakes, and to the Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia, one of Lago di Como's most beautiful churches.  We have offered worship and fellowship to English-speaking visitors and residents since the 1880s, although the present church was designed by Italian architect Giorgio Brentano and built in 1891.

Who are we?

We are part of the Anglican Church, belonging to the Diocese in Europe and we welcome all visitors of the Christian faith to our services of Holy Communion.  These are held every Sunday at 10.30 am from the beginning of May to the end of September.  There are occasional services outside of the summer season which will be announced on the Services page.

The church is run by a small group of residents and visiting priests, with the support of the Chaplain of All Saints, Milan. In addition to the weekly services, which attract visitors and holiday home owners from many countries, it hosts regular concerts,detailed on the Concerts and Music page.

The Church is also a popular choice among those seeking to have a wedding blessing service, renewal of marriage vows or baptisms - please visit our Wedding Blessings page for details on how you can celebrate your special day in the beautiful surroundings of our Church on the shores of the most beautiful of the Italian Lakes.


On the 28th of May we have our Annual General Meeting at 2pm in the Church and there are some important decisions and consideration to be given to a number of areas i.e. Reviewing the finance for 2016 and 2017, Maintenance works around and in the Church, The 125th Anniversary Appeal, Church Drainage findings, Volunteers needed for the Year, Church Roll, Future Issues, Relocated Members and any business arising. I do hope you can be there. Archdeacon Vickie Sims from Milan and our Auditor Roger King will be making a special effort to be with us for the meeting.

After the Service those who are staying for the Meeting at 2pm that we go to Belle Isole Restaurant for lunch from approximately 12.30 to 1.30pm. This Restaurant is just 100 metres from the Church going towards Tremezzo. If this is suitable could you let Roger know in order to book a sizeable table for us all?

Also - On the 28th of May we will also be Celebrating our Patronal Festival of the Ascension. On this occasion we are looking forward to welcoming an Adult Mixed Choir from Boston USA. They will be leading us in the Hymns, singing an Anthem and singing various other parts of the Service.