Sister Churches

The Church of the Holy Ghost, Genoa

Please visit their website: for further information.
Also the church has an active and interesting Facebook page which is open to anyone interested.

The Church of the Ascension, Lake Como

The church is located right opposite the Cadenabbia ferry landing station on the Western lakeshore of Lake Como, see Map. The nearest town is Menaggio.

The Sunday service is Holy Communion at 10.30, conducted in English, in May, June, August, September and October.

Afterwards refreshments are served outside on the patio. The congregation is a mix of permanent residents and international visitors.

Services are conducted by locum chaplains from the worldwide Anglican community who will be resident locally.

Wedding Blessings

The Anglican Church in Italy cannot perform legal marriage ceremonies. However, couples are welcome to have their civil marriages blessed in the church. The Church of the Ascension continues to be in great demand for wedding blessings due to its beautiful location, together with excellent accommodation and reception locations in villas and local hotels on the lake. Services for the renewal of marriage vows are also popular, as well as couples having their children baptized.
Enquiries for these are welcomed.
Key Contact: Revd Vickie Sims, or 02 6552258 or 345 5835978


The church has a very active summer concert program either through its own efforts or within the Lake Como Festival, due to its excellent acoustics. (Details of the concert programme for 2013 will be posted shortly).

Key Contact: Musical Director Janet Anderson


The Ascension Church has long been regarded as one of jewels-in-the-crown of the Diocese in Europe and services in English have been held there for well over 100 years. Situated on the western lakeshore, the building is the masterpiece of Giorgio Brentano, a young Italian architect. It was completed and consecrated in 1891 and few leave without hopefully being enchanted by its exquisite interior and charming location. Its position couldn’t be more spectacular, nestling just a few meters from the ferry landing station and directly opposite the picture-postcard villages of Bellagio and Varenna.


The Church of the Ascension is part of the Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta. It has its own Church Council that manages its running and finances.

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