The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia



The 2019 season began with our Easter Day service on April 21st and the last service of the year is 27th October.

We are delighted to once again to welcome Roger and his wife Enid to be chaplain throughout the summer. We look forward to them continuing the sterling leadership Roger has shown and to further progress the implementation of the restoration plan. 

Last season we had our first retreat in October. It was a great success and is to be repeated in 2020. Keep an eye on our retreat page for information about signing up to join us then.

We have regular concerts throughout the season, do have a look at our concerts and music page.

If you would like to contact us during the closed season please email the Venerable Vickie Sims, All Saints Anglican Church, Milan, at

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 Easter Day to the end of October.  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 stunning surroundings of our Church on the shores of the most beautiful of the Italian Lakes.