DigameXtra No. 2291 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, June 18th, 2022

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Trapiche Market: Open from 09:30 hrs -13:30 hrs every Tuesday.
The market is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga, follow the directions to Trapiche airport.
It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too! NOW also good quality second hand stalls.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls & other items; lights & ornaments for the home & garden; hand-painted. Andalucian tiles & ceramics; handmade cards & embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork & photography; fresh fruit & veg, micro-greens; pot plants, large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
Have a chair massage with Alex, view houses in your area and discuss selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
Please view our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there.
Are you a beautician, hair-dresser, nail specialist or offer a similar service?
Do you have unique or unusual items for sale?
If you do and are interested in a place at Trapiche market every Tuesday please contact Anita.
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164
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VIII Festival 2022- Academia de Baile (Dance): Sat 18June 8pm
Presents their new show titled “Ana Belen”
Teatro del Carmen, Velez Malaga. €5 entry  FB 

 

Summer Musical BBQ Charity fund raiser: On 8th July, from 7pm at Duquesa Golf Club, Manilva. This year the choir perform in aid of the Botika Centro Cognitivo in Casares, a charitable organization dedicated to the health education in the community and social health care for the elderly.
Live performances from talented musicians Danny Vaughn & Sami James and the Love to Sing Choir plus a delicious BBQ, salads and a free welcome drink.
Limited tickets available – 25€ per head
See ticket outlets on poster. Tel 660 566 847 

 

Almayate Fair 2022: 1, 2 and 3 July. 

 

Events for Teatro de Nerja: 17-26 June:
*Sat & Sunday, June 18 & 19*
-1pm Theater on the Balcon de Europa
-8pm Theater in Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja
*Monday June 20, 9pm, Sopia! Truca Circus
More events on poster.  FB 

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Car Clean Malaga: Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
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We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
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Malagalingo Spanish School: Do you have any teenagers who want to improve their Spanish & make some new friends?
SPANISH Summer Course for TEENS
Playful approach. Nice native teachers. Small groups. On outdoor terrace.
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa.
malagalingo@gmail.com
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo
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Cafe Bij Fleur has opened in the space where Yfke’s Bar used to be: Dutch theme. Large terrace with both shaded and sunny areas. Healthy home cooking with veggie and vegan options. Dutch snacks. Big screen TV. Very close to the Monday Market. 
Open 7 days a week, 12:00 – 00:00. Tell them DigameXtra sent you.
Costa Del Oro 5 Blq 8, Torrox Costa. +34 711 01 49 77  FB

 

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Getting ready for a summer party or wedding? The Super Lip Balm will keep your lips well moisturized for hours, leaving your skin a healthy and natural glow.
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We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
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At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Miele gas hob in good, clean working order. Electric ignition. 4 burners. 58 cms wide. 52 cms deep.
-Bosch extractor fan in good, clean order. 60 cms wide
Euro 25 each.
Paul, Torrox campo. 618234367.

 

For Sale: High Performance UK Lenovo Ideapad 310 laptop. Refurbished & upgraded by DoctorLaptop. Windows 10 Pro v21H2, fresh install, 12Gb RAM (high speed, brand new), 480Gb SSD (high performance, brand new), Intel i3 6006U @ 2GHz processor. Display 15.6″ True HD 1920×1080 + HDMI & VGA ports, Ethernet, 2.4/5 dual band wifi, 2x USB2, 1x USB3, SD Multi-Card Reader, headphone port, 4Hr battery. Includes MS Office Suite Pro Plus 2019. New on Amazon is over €800 without MS Office included. Price €500, no offers. 30 day cash back guaranty. Photo:Lenovo.com
Naythan, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects.
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News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID

Covid Spain- Coronavirus incidence in the over-60s rises to 612 and Health reports 243 deaths since Tuesday: 17June22 15:00
In hospitals, as of this Friday there are 6,788 people admitted, which translates into an occupation of 5.51%. In ICUs, there are 340 COVID-19 patients. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-incidence-of-coronavirus-in-people-over-60-years-of-age-rises-to-612-points-and-health-has-reported-243-deaths-since-tuesday/

 

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia drops 18 hospitalized and adds 18 deaths: {Translation, summary} 17/06/2022 13:40
– Andalusia has registered a total of 2,924 new cases of coronavirus since Tuesday – 470 fewer than those counted three days ago – of which 1,406 have occurred in people over 60, bringing the total number of infections in Andalusia since the start of the pandemic to 1,528,013. The number of deaths has risen to 18, compared to 33 in the last report.
– This was stated by the Regional Ministry of Health and Families in the Covid-9 communiqué released on Friday, which also indicated that Andalusia has registered 18 fewer hospital admissions than last Tuesday, when 498 were recorded, while the number of admissions to intensive care units has fallen by three to 22.
– By provinces, Seville is the one with the most hospitalised patients with a total of 111, of which seven are in ICU; followed by Malaga with 102, three in ICU; Cadiz with 68, four in ICU; Granada with 61 hospitalised, one in ICU; Cordoba with 52, two in ICU; Jaen with 46, five in ICU; Huelva with 21, none in ICU; and Almeria with 19, and none in intensive care units.
– Regarding the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, this continues to fall to 255.6 points per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 17 points less than three days ago, when it stood at 272.6 points. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

 

Covid Malaga- The number of hospitalized by Covid in Malaga rises, which once again exceeds one hundred:
{Translation} 17 June, 2022 14:22
– The number of Covid patients hospitalised in the province of Malaga has risen again. If on 10 June, for the first time since December 2021, it fell below one hundred, this Friday it has increased again and, currently, there are 102 admitted for or with SARS-CoV2, of which three are in the Intensive Care Units (ICU).
– The number of Covid patients who have died continues to increase and since Tuesday, the last day on which data were available, there have been six more; bringing the pandemic total to 2,476, according to information provided by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government in accordance with the new surveillance strategy approved by the National Public Health Commission.
– In addition, since last Tuesday there have been 43 new hospitalized patients, 14,434 in total, of which 1,152 (+0) have been in ICUs since the start of the pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/hospitalizados-Covid-Malaga-centenar_0_1693631729.html

 

Fourth Covid jab will NOT be offered to the whole population, clarifies Spain’s Ministry of Health: In a statement correcting a comment made by Health minister Carolina Darias in a TV interview on Thursday (and reported in yesterday’s DigameXtra), the Ministry now says the booster jab is only intended for the over-80s and people who are vulnerable.
Amós García Rojas, president of the Spanish Vaccinology Association, said he thought there must have been some confusion when the Minister made her comment. “I’m sure she was referring to the fact that there will be vaccines available for everyone who needs one, not that everyone is going to have one,” he said. “I think there was some confusion or what she said was misinterpreted”. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/fourth-covid-vaccine-jab-spain-20220617091536-nt.html

MONKEYPOX

Andalusia goes from 25 to 42 cases of monkeypox in three days: {Translation} 17/06/2022 13:14
– Andalusia has 42 confirmed cases of monkeypox, up from 25 last Tuesday, according to data from the Regional Ministry of Health and Families.
– By provinces, these 42 confirmed cases are distributed 5 in Seville, 2 in Cadiz, 24 in Malaga, 8 in Granada and 3 in Jaen.
– In addition, there are 15 cases under investigation, of which 9 are probable and 6 are suspected; and another 55 cases have been ruled out. Of the 15 cases under investigation 14 are in the province of Malaga and 1 in Cadiz. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1057580/andalucia-pasa-de-25-a-42-casos-de-viruela-del-mono-en-tres-dias/

SPAIN

The price of electricity finally falls for the beneficiaries of the gas cap and is reduced by 20.4% this Saturday:
– The price of electricity for customers covered by the regulated rate of the regulated price for small consumers (PVPC) will finally be cheaper this Saturday, a day of less demand and in the final stretch of the heat wave. This is the first fall after the entry into force last Tuesday of the Iberian solution, of which this group of users are the main beneficiaries.
– With the gas price on the rise again, PVPC customers are going to pay this Saturday (a day with less electricity consumption due to lower industrial activity) 212.02 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) for energy, which represents a decrease of 20.4% compared to Friday, according to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-electricity-finally-falls-for-the-beneficiaries-of-the-gas-cap-and-is-reduced-by-20-4-this-saturday/ 

 

Spanish fuel station association warns motorists could pay more than three euros a litre at pumps this summer: Fuel prices are continuing to rise in Spain. Both 95-octane and diesel are now over two euros a litre in many places.
If the price does reach three euros a litre, filling a 55-litre tank will cost 165 euros,“ and that means that for a vehicle which uses 7 litres per 100 kilometres, travelling 20,000 kilometres a year is going to cost about 4,200 euros, or 350 euros a month,” Rabadán, president of the Spanish Confederation of Service Station Businesses (CEEES), said.
Meanwhile, the OCU consumers organisation says the discount of 20 céntimos per litre of fuel is not having the desired effect of keeping prices down, and that more drastic measures are needed, such as a temporary cancellation of taxes. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/fuel-price-warning-spain-20220617101536-nt.html

ANDALUCIA

Andalucía votes in the regional election on Sunday: {DigameXtra} Opinion polls show the Partido Popular (PP), well ahead but short of a majority. This was also the case in the last election, PP was forced to form a coalition. Forming a new coalition, this time with hard-right VOX, is expected to be key to power, as PP’s former partner, Ciudadanos, has lost popularity and is no longer a significant force.
– This could bring on some changes in policy, as PP has been cooperative with the PSOE socialist party and their progressive social programs in recent times. With conservative VOX as the new partner, the huge progressive policies push of the past few years will encounter more resistance.
– While non-Spanish citizens cannot vote on Sunday, the impact on expats of who runs the Andalucían government is certainly felt, especially in the healthcare and schools it provides, as well as social care and environmental services.
Reference: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-votes-regional-20220617103234-ntvo.html

 

The Iberian lynx reaches its historical population record in Andalusia with 522 specimens: {Translation}
– The population of the Iberian lynx in Andalusia has reached a new historical record in 2021 with 522 specimens, a figure that consolidates the community as a reference in the conservation of this species, by concentrating 38.2 % of the total of the Iberian Peninsula (1,635).
– This is reflected in the census published today by staff of the Junta de Andalucía attached to the Iberian Lynx Recovery Plan and members of the CBD-Habitat Foundation, which indicates that the population of this feline has grown by 16 specimens, which is 3.1 % more than in 2020, the regional administration reported in a statement.
– Currently, the 522 registered specimens are distributed over an area of more than 1,600 square kilometres distributed in different areas and population centres.
– Among the data collected in the 2021 census, the increase in the number of cubs stands out, from 157 to 174 individuals, which represents an increase of 10.8%, and the number of breeding females remains the same as last year, 124.
– Andalusia continues to be the region with the highest number of breeding females in the whole Iberian Peninsula, with almost 44.8 % of a total of 277.
– By population, the Andújar-Cardeña-Marmolejo-Montoro area continues to be home to the largest number of lynx, with 200 lynxes counted last year. The Guarrizas Valley, in the province of Jaén, is the area with the second largest population, with 151 individuals, and the Guadalmellato area in Cordoba, which also started in the Life programme for the conservation of the Iberian lynx in 2006-2011, has 44 specimens.
– The subpopulations of Andújar-Cardeña, Guarrizas, Guadalmellato and Campo de Montiel – the latter area within Castilla la Mancha – are considered to function as a metapopulation – Sierra Morena Oriental – given that it has been found that there is fluid genetic exchange between them.
– As for the Doñana-Aljarafe area, it is worth noting the increase in the number of specimens counted, reaching 94 individuals.
– In areas such as Las Minas, Setefilla, Pegalajar and Valdecigüeñas-Río Sotillo, the latter of which shares territory with Extremadura, the lynx has established itself naturally. The census data show an increase in the number of specimens in all of them.
– Finally, the census shows that a total of four specimens were released into the natural Andalusian environment last year – three in the Guarrizas area (Jaén) and one in Las Minas, in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla – and 30 individuals from the captive breeding programme were released on the mainland. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1057514/el-lince-iberico-alcanza-su-record-historico-de-poblacion-en-andalucia-con-522-ejemplares/  & VIDEO LINK 

 

Adif will renew the communications infrastructure in Andalusia: {Translation}
– Adif will renew its communications infrastructure in Andalusia with the aim of offering greater reliability and quality parameters for future network operation and meeting the demand for current and future services. To this end, a contract worth 24,724,963.90 Euro has been put out to tender, which includes actions in the provinces of Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville.
– The aim of this action is to enable the deployment of the multiservice IP network (an Internet protocol used for data communication) adapted to current needs and to make the fibre optic network that Adif has deployed on conventional gauge lines more robust, as part of a telecommunications improvement plan.
– The different works included in this contract, which has a completion period of 23 months, are as follows:
Adaptation of the fibre to carry all services currently on copper cable.
Replacement of deteriorated fibre cables.
Deployment of fibre where there is none and where it is required by different services. Source: Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/adif-renovara-infraestructura-comunicaciones-andalucia-granada-tren/ 

UK

UK approves Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States:
The WikiLeaks founder can still appeal the decision, but if this measure fails, he will be extradited to US, where he is wanted on 18 counts, including a spying charge. Photo:Kirsty Wigglesworth (AP). Full article: https://english.elpais.com/international/2022-06-17/uk-approves-julian-assanges-extradition-to-the-united-states.html 

EUROPE

EU backs Ukraine’s membership bid to ‘live the European dream’: The European Union gave its blessing on Friday for Ukraine and its neighbour Moldova to become candidates to join, reaching out deep into the former Soviet Union for what would be the most dramatic geopolitical shift to result from Russia’s invasion. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/europe-steps-up-support-ukraine-russia-presses-offensive-2022-06-17/

 

Russia announces new gas cuts to Europe as leaders visit Ukraine: While the leaders of Germany, France and Italy toured the devastated areas of Ukraine on Thursday and showed their support for Kyiv, Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom sent a new message to the European Union in response to the sanctions that are crippling Russian industry. The French gas company Engie reported on Thursday that the gas supply it receives from Russia has decreased, a day after Berlin and Rome suffered a similar contraction in the undersea pipeline.
– These three countries are not the only ones affected. The Slovakian gas company SPP revealed on Thursday that Gazprom has cut around 30% of the gas supply it had contracted, while OMV of Austria, a country that defends softer sanctions on Russia, also reported reductions. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2022-06-17/russia-announces-new-gas-cuts-to-europe-as-leaders-visit-ukraine.html

 

EU Citizens Now Need a Visa to Enter Japan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that EU/EEA citizens, as well as citizens of several other countries who do not hold a re-entry permit, need to apply for a visa in order to be able to newly enter Japan, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
– “Currently, all foreign nationals who are recognised to be in special exceptional circumstances, and wish to newly enter Japan, need to apply for a visa except for those with re-entry permit,” the Ministry said, announcing the new rules.
– Previously, Japan had Visa Exemption Agreements with 68 countries and regions, including the EU/EEA countries.
– Additionally, those who wish to stay in Japan for more than 90 days are required to apply for an extension of the period of stay.
– Even though Japan reopened its borders, the country’s tourism agency noted that certain rules continue to apply to incoming travellers. The government said that travellers must wear a face mask at all times. In addition, it was noted that everyone needs to take out private medical insurance that covers expenses related to the Coronavirus infection.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-citizens-now-need-a-visa-to-enter-japan/

SPORTS

Cricket News- England break ODI record with total of 498-4 in Netherlands: England broke their own record for the highest score in a one-day international with a mammoth 498-4 against the Netherlands in Amstelveen.
– In Matthew Mott’s first game as England’s new white-ball coach, Jos Buttler finished unbeaten on 162 from 70 balls as he struck an incredible 14 sixes and seven fours.
– Dawid Malan (125) and Phil Salt (122), with his maiden ODI ton, also both made centuries off 90 and 82 balls respectively as the Netherlands bowlers were smashed to all parts of the ground.
England’s total eclipses the 481-6 they made against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2018, and breaks the List A record of 496-4, scored by Surrey in 2007. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/61839784 

Jos Buttler now holds the record for the three fastest ODI centuries for England

SATURDAY RECIPE

Pickled Quail Eggs: We see these small quail eggs in most supermarkets, but what to do with them? I have had them raw, atop certain varieties of sushi. But I never make sushi at home. And I have seen pics of Scotch quail eggs, but have never actually eaten one. 
But here is something I would make, and enjoy. Pickled quail eggs are tiny delicious treats that are easy to make at home. Pickled eggs CANNOT be safely canned at home. These must be stored in the refrigerator. That said, pickled quail eggs should keep in the refrigerator for several months, if they last that long…
Full recipe with photos of each step: https://practicalselfreliance.com/pickled-quail-eggs/ 

TECH

Big Changes Coming To Fakebook- Changing Its Algorithm To Take On Tiktok- To feed you stories the Algorithm wants you to see (otherwise known as Spam), rather than sourcing stories from pages you follow and have shown genuine interest in:
– Facebook employees were recently given a new directive with sweeping implications: make the app’s home page feed more like TikTok.
– Simply bringing Reels, the company’s short-form video feature, from Instagram into Facebook wasn’t going to cut it. Executives were closely tracking TikTok’s moves and had grown worried that they weren’t doing enough to compete. In conversations with CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year, they decided that Facebook needed to rethink the feed entirely.
– In an internal memo from late April obtained by The Verge, the Meta executive in charge of Facebook, Tom Alison, spelled out the plan: rather than prioritize posts from accounts people follow, Facebook’s main feed will, like TikTok, start heavily recommending posts regardless of where they come from. And years after Messenger and Facebook split up as separate apps, the two will be brought back together, mimicking TikTok’s messaging functionality.
– Here’s how the future Facebook app will work in practice: the main tab will become a mix of Stories and Reels at the top, followed by posts its “discovery engine” recommends from across both Facebook and Instagram. It’ll be a more visual, video-heavy experience with clearer prompts to direct message friends a post. To make messaging even more prominent, Facebook is working on placing a user’s Messenger inbox at the top right of the app, undoing the infamous decision to separate the two apps eight years ago. Full article: https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/15/23168887/facebook-discovery-engine-redesign-tiktok

COVID Info References

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. This is now suspended until September when further information will be advised. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar. Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel. 952 543 334

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