The international church on Lake Como

 The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia

The Church Community

2023 Community Events

29th July Gardening working party

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Our Sunday services are typically attended by about 40 people, many of whom are visiting Lake Como on holiday, although there is a growing number who have holiday homes in the area, together with a handful of local residents.  Most, but by no means all, are British and many return during subsequent visits.  In recent years we have been welcoming more and more worshippers from Germany and Holland, who are looking for family-friendly worship in English.

The gathering after the service over a drink always seems to pass too quickly, with never enough time to catch up with old friends, deepen new acquaintances, exchange views on good restaurants, how to sort out things like internet access and share the delight of this beautiful place.

On Wednesday mornings, during the season, we often have working party sessions from 10 to 12 am, topped and tailed with coffee at the local bar.

If you would like to become more involved, or help out in any way, our small local team would appreciate it enormously.  Opportunities include handing out and collecting books, reading, taking collections, helping with the refreshments, helping with social media, joining in our working parties etc but we are very open to suggestions and offers of talents.  If you would like to find out more or offer to help, please email


The Church of the Ascension is entirely self-funded and receives no financial help from either the Church of England Commissioners or the State in the UK or in Italy. Therefore the church is reliant entirely for its income on the small congregation of those who live in the area and the generosity of visitors and well-wishers.

We very much appreciate donations to the church made during the Sunday collections, which help support both the regular running costs including providing accommodation for the visiting chaplains, and maintenance of the church building.