The Holy Trinity Church and Rome
Where Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Calle de Rafael Ramírez meets Calle de Brasil, you’ll see two opposites. But they’re not good vs evil, for both do a lot of work for charidee. On one corner, there’s Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesús. This colegio concertado, State-funded private school, couldn’t be closer to Rome – other than if it had a Vatican City postcode.
Holier than thou: Holy Trinity Church
On the other, the Holy Trinity Church’s an Anglican place of worship and a Diocese of Europe member. Erstwhile chaplain Peter Ford titled his blogs News from Paradise. In tribute to Gran Canaria’s rustic location rather than Belinda Carlisle’s claim that Heaven’s a place on Earth. One would imagine.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Garden City
Meet the Ciudad Jardin, a city suburb built by British expats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And it’s still some corner of a foreign field that’s forever England – despite the majority of GC’s British community now residing in the south. Indeed, it’s not only the Brits who have left with La Crisis resulting in quite a few properties being left to their own devices. Abandon hope all ye who enter here?
Life lessons at the Holy Trinity Church
It was at one Holy Trinity Church summer fete that I lucked upon the best way to prepare cucumber sandwiches. Overhearing two people who were so posh they spoke with an orchard of plums in their mouths rather than just the one fruit,the secret, I found, is to slice the cucumber with a mandolin and then wring with a tea towel to rid of any excess moisture. Now, tell me my kids are learning that sort of vital info at their fancy-pants school opposite. I think not.