Welcome to the Templo Ecuménico website
The Templo Ecuménico El Salvador (The Saviour’s Ecumenical Temple) is a Church belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Canarias. It was built in 1971 by the architect Manuel de la Peña Suárez. It has stained-glass windows designed by Giraldo and the iron cluster sculptures was made by José Abad.
The Templo Ecuménico was a fruit of the reception of the Vatican II Council in Canarias. This church is called «Ecumenical» because its purpose is to promote the unity among Christians as Jesus asked for in his prayer: «… that all may be one, Father, just as You are in me and I am in You» (John 17:21). For that reason beside Roman Catholic worship, it is used specially from October to April, by other Christians denominations (Lutherans, Evangelicals, Anglicans…) for their own services since we do have one and the same Lord, Jesus Christ, and we do believe in the same God Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Templo Ecuménico also offers to visitors and holidaymakers a quite place for prayer and worship. Mass, especially Sunday Mass, is celebrated in different languages, mainly Spanish and English, but sometimes also Italian, German or Polish. At the entrance of the church you will find sheets with the text of the Mass in different languages, so you can follow the Eucharist.
Here is our Mass Schedule:
Daily Mass (Monday to Friday)
From October to April: 6.30 pm
From May to September: 8.00 pm
Vigil (Saturdays): 8.00 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am
6.00 pm (from October to April)
8.00 pm (from May to September)
We look forward to welcoming you to the Templo Ecuménico
when you visit Gran Canaria.
Come to celebrate the faith with us
Beside the Templo Ecuménico, there is the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Augustine, at the Shopping Centre San Agustín. This is the Mass Schedule for Sundays there:
Vigil (Saturday) 5.30 pm (from October to April)
9.15 pm (from May to September)
Sunday: 11.00 am