This is a ‘Frequently Asked Question’ especially at the beginning of a new semester.
What Is It?
The Anglican Church in Fujairah (also called St Nicholas Church) is part of The Dubai and Sharjah with the Northern Emirates, which in turn is part of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.
The church is registered and recognized by the UAE government.
Since the 1970s worship has been held in homes and other venues when services were presided over by the minister of the Holy Trinity Church in Dubai. In more recent times the Fujairah Church has had its own minister/chaplain/pastor.
The current minister is Rev. Peter Chase whose major responsibility involves leading the work of the Flying Angel ship, part of the Mission to Seafarers.
His phone number is: 0504586957.
Services of worship are held on Friday evenings from 5-6pm. Between 20 and 40 people attend and in semester time there are activities with children that run concurrently with the services.
While coming under the umbrella of the Anglican Church, those attending come from many different branches of the Christian church and the services are interdenominational in flavor.
Worship services are held in a building on Fujairah’s main street, Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Street. It is on the right side as you drive from the direction of Dubai. It is opposite the ADCB (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank), which is just before the ADNOC Petrol Station. Half way along the alleyway (between the Puranmal Restaurant on the right hand side and a curtain shop on the left) there are steps and an entrance to the left.
Alternatively if you park behind this building in the car park, approach the alleyway to the left of the Al Maha Supermarket.
Enter the building. Take the stairs or lift (elevator) to the First Floor. As you come out of the lift turn left (away from the main street) and the apartment is at the end on the right hand side. It is No. 101 and there is a sign saying, ‘Mission to Seafarers: St. Nicholas Chapel’.
Find it on Google Map
Check the location out on Google Maps.
The Dubai and Sharjah with the Northern Emirates website (this appears to be still under construction).
Image: Peter Chase on board one of the oil tankers in Fujairah waters.