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Mass in English

For those interested, there is now an Mass in English at the Catholic Church every Saturday evening at 20:00.

Address: Eglise des Sts. Martyrs, Rue El Imam Ali, Guéliz, Marrakech, 40020

Tel: 0524 430585

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I am sure many people will be surprised to find there is a church in Marrakech and even that it is on the same street as a mosque!

I think it is great that both can co-exist without any issues

Edited: 06 October 2013, 01:12
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Weekend Mass Times are

Sunday

10:00 AM

Saturday

6:30 PM

Daily Mass Times

Monday

6:30 PM

Tuesday

6:30 PM

Wednesday

6:30 PM

Thursday

6:30 PM

Friday

6:30 PM

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Just out of interest. What nationality is the preist does anyone know?

It is great to see two religions being practised within the same place with no bother. Goes to show everyone not to beleive everything you see or read.

I used to work in a community centre connected to the main mosque in a town near Manchester and had many great conversations with imam without either of us preaching.

People do not realise how similar Christianity and Islam are in what they preach.

Ive been to a catholic mass in the centre of istanbul with church bells ringing and no bother.

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adrian - although i broadly agree with your opinion, it would not be a good idea to discuss such things with muslims you may meet in morocco. prosthelytizing is illegal in morocco and opinion varies as to what would be interpreted as this.

we were approached twice on the street by a gentleman trying to draw us into a discussion about the similarities/differences between islam and christianity. very interesting, no doubt, but i had to wonder why. we politely made our excuses and left.....

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Just to clarify, there is Mass in English on Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. (2000) the first of which was yesterday evening (5th October). It is celebrated by a Canadian Franciscan (one of several priests in the church) and as yet does not appear on the Diocese of Rabat website. Masses are ordinarily celebrated in French so this extra Mass is a very welcome addition for the English-speaking community, both expats and tourists alike. Of course, however, everyone is welcome!

As Pam says, be very careful about faith discussions as there are many informers in Morocco and it is illegal to proselytise.

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Same God, different prophet. The Arabic word used by Moroccan Christians to describe their God is Allah. Not a surprise when you think it through.

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Do you know about the Christmas service at all please? French or English?

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Hi. As far as I'm aware there is no English Mass at Christmas.

Christmas Eve Mass (with full choir) is at 20:30 but I would advise that you get there a lot earlier if you want to sit as it is jam packed normally. Christmas Day Mass is 10:00

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Thank you for the very useful info. re the RC Church in Marrakech.

I shall be staying at the Es Saadi Hotel, not far south of the Church, in April. Is it safe for a single middle-aged woman to walk there alone (for the Sat. 6.30pm Mass), and back? It looks like a nice area from the map.

Mary