List of Churches and Religions in Ajijic and Chapala
Mexico is predominately a Catholic country. There are Catholic churches in every town here. Social life for the majority of the Mexicans revolves around the Catholic Church and church holidays. There are numerous processions and celebrations based on the Catholic religion.
Surprisingly there are also many other religions here. Since there are so any expats in the lakeside area, there are also other religions and churches. Every church group here has an extended social life besides the services. I have been to yard sales, potlucks, lectures and other celebrations that were put on by various churches here. If you come here and can’t find your church, Guadalajara may have it. It takes less than an hour to get into Guadalajara so that is an easy trip.
List of Churches and Religions Lakeside:
We have compiled a summarized list of several churches and religions practiced in the lakeside area. Although some information is limited, we tried to gather as much information as possible. Including phone numbers, addresses, emails, pastors names and even pictures of the churches location:
Lake Chapala Baptist Church
Ribaris del Pilar
Bob Hendrick, Pastor Telephone: 765-2925
Mid-week 9:30 a.m.
Worship: Sunday 8:30 a.m. English service
Sunday 9:45 a.m. English Bible Study
Sunday 11:00 a.m. English Worship and Spanish Bible Study
Sunday 12:30 Spanish Worship
Little Chapel by the Lake
Little Chapel by the Lake, A.R.
Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec No. 10,
Fracc. Chula Vista, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Pastor: Larry Andrew 01-387 761-0440 or 045 333 176-1540 (cell phone)
Lake Chapala-Ajijic Jewish Congregation
Sta. Margarita #113 Riberas del Pilar
Weekly Sabbath evening, morning services and Torah study
Temple president: Elliott Gould
They have over a hundred members and many nonmembers. Sometimes 200 people show up. They have potlucks, meetings and lectures during the week. Here is also a library. There is no Rabbi at the moment.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Hidalgo #231A Carr. Chapala/Joco. Ribaris del Pilar
Pastor Ross Arnold Telephone 376 766-1238
Norm Pifer at 376-766-0616
Bible Study: Friday 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
San Lucas #19 Riberas del Pilar
Holy Eucharist: Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Church telephone number: 765-3926
Open daily from 9 a.m.-12:00
San Andres Catholic Church
Parroquia and M.Castellanos, Ajijic
English Mass: Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Fr. Alfredo Arrecia
More Churches Lakeside:
Abundant Life Assembly of God
English Service: 10 a.m. Spanish at 12.
Pastor Gene Perrault
Telephone Number: 01 (387) 766-5615 or 766-3173
Center for Spiritual Living Celebration
Based on the teachings of Ernest Holmes
Nicolas Bravo #17. Phone: 766-0920
Rev. Tim Schubert and Rev. June Spencer
Rev. Tim Telephone 766-0930
Meetings: Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. or Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Visioning for life meeting 10:30a.m. – 12. Noon
Seventh Day Adventist
Maderia #12 Rancho del Oro
Meeting: 9:15a.m. – 12:00 noon
Potluck after meeting
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Services in English and Spanish
Meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Riberis del Pilar
Bishop Wyvell (376) 766-1532 or 765-7067
The Mormons have been in Mexico since 1874. There are 12 temples. One is in Guadalajara.
Church of the Holy Spirit
Alvaro Obregon #119 Chapala
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Telephone: (376) 765-4210
Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sta. Margarita #113 Riberas del Pilar (at the Jewish Center)
Call Trudy Crippen at 766-5507 or e-mail: email@example.com
There are over 70 members.
Bilingual charismatic church
Javier Mina #49 Ajijic
Telephone: (376) 766-0795
Prayer meetings: 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m.
By, Evelyn Walker
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