The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia



We are pleased to announce that the Church Of the Ascension, Cadenabbia, opened on Easter Sunday 2022, and will have Holy Communion services on Sundays  at 10.30a.m. until our last for this season on October 2nd.

We are delighted that Margaret Marquardt is our locum priest for the season. She joined our retreat in 2018 and so will be familiar to a few of our congregation already. 

If you would like to contact Margaret please use:

Out of 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 usually held every Sunday at 10.30 am from the Easter Day to the end of October, although this year services are more limited (please see above).  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 our visiting Chaplain, 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 occasional 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.

Members of the congregation, their families and friends work hard to keep the church in good condition and to raise funds. If you would like to help please contact us.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please report them to