Grant Regulations


Rules and regulations regarding the financial aid for school materials for the 2014/2015 school year for students registered on the Padrón in infant, primary and secondary public education centres in Adeje.

Requirements of the applicants
School material grants must be sought under the following conditions.
• The applicant is resident and registered on the residential register (padrón) for at least six months prior to the date of the application.
• The applicant is studying in a public infants, primary or secondary education centre in Adeje or in a neighbouring institute for educational reasons, or in a regional government educational resident centre.
• The family income level following the application of the formula, as outlined further on in this document, in the family unit where the applicant lives is no higher than €400.
• The applicant accepts the regulations outlined in the official documentation for this grant.
• The falsification and/or omission of data in any of the relevant documents required will mean the immediate rejection of the application/grant and could mean further legal action.
• The presentation of the application implies the granting of authorisation to the Adeje council to obtain any relevant data regarding the employment/tax returns of any adult member of the family unit to determine the family income.

Date and place of application
To apply for the grant applications must be presented on the following dates (according to which education centre the student is or will be attending) between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Fridays and on Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm, at the Adeje department of education which is on the lower ground floor of the Adeje Cultural Centre:

• April 28 -. May 2: IES Adeje I and El Galeón and neighbouring centres.
• May 5- 9: Los Olivos School
• May 12 to 16: Fañabé and Armeñime Schools.
• May 19 to 23: Tijoco and Las Torres Schools.
• 26 to 29 May: Adeje Casco School

Necessary documentation
Applicants must present the following documentation:
1. The completed application form which can be downloaded from the council webpage, or obtained from the department of education.
2. Original and photocopy of your DNI/NIE/Residency Certificate/passport of the applicant (mother, father or tutor).
3. Original and photocopy of your DNI/NIE/Residency Certificate/passport of the student(s)
4. A presentation showing monthly income of the family unit which should be detailed in the following manner.
◦ Most recent nomina/wage slip for those employed
◦ Self employed – the most recent tax return which shows the net economic income of the individual/company
◦ Unemployed persons need an official document showing their status from the Canarian Employment Service
◦ Unemployed persons with no benefits, a document from the Canarian Employment Service stating this.
◦ Pensioner: certificate or document showing the amount receive.
◦ Pension with cost of living adjustments – documents showing amount received

5. A statement showing monthly mortgage payments or in the case of rented accommodation a rental contract, signed and stamped by the owner.
6. A particular bank form, called the Modelo Alto a terceros, which you can get from the webpage or the department and which you will need to take to the bank to have stamped and signed, showing your bank account number.
7. Authorisation, where relevant, giving the department of education clearance to acquire data from the department of social welfare for validation purposes.
8. Any other documents which may be deemed necessary to guarantee you are meeting the requirements.


The details will be confirmed with each education centre. All the forms must be filled in correctly with the course and centre in which the students will be registered for the 2014/2015 academic year.
In the case of multiple applicant for brothers and sisters one application will be sufficient.
Where a family is unable to provide certain documentation outlining their economic situation, their cases will be examined in conjunction with the education centre concerned and the social services department of this council.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure they have all the relevant documentation when they present their application. If the application doesn’t meet the requirements or more data is required it will be listed in the bulletin board in the department and you will have a maximum period of 10 days to present the missing data otherwise your petition may not continue to be considered. If possible this list may also be published in the council’s webpage,

Instruction, validation and concessions
The procedures will be carried out by administrative personnel from the departments of education and artistic heritage of the Adeje council Once the applications have all been received a commission will be constituted to validate and adjudicate the applications. The commission will use approved criteria to establish a list of those who they deem to be eligible, those ineligible and those who have been left out and the reasons for that exclusion. That list will be posted on the department’s bulletin board and in the council webpage. Applicants will have ten days to present any missing documentation if required. If you have a fundamental disagreement with the decision of the commission and feel your rights have been undermined you have the option to seek further redress including taking the matter to the courts.

Evaluation of applications
The commission established to process the applications will be made up of personnel from the council. During the evaluation period they may contact applicants if more documentation is required. They will use the following formula to calculate the family income level:
• Monthly incomes of all those living in the family home minus monthly costs (-70% mortgage or -100% rent), divided by the number of all those living in the family home, which, to qualify, should come to an amount less than €400.
Those living in the family unit are those whose names appear on the Padrón as living at the same address. This would also include the partner of a parent of a child applying for the grant and their children if they have any. In the case of separated or divorced parents, the income of the parent not in the family home is not taken into consideration. If the application is on behalf of a child in a foster home the income of those in the foster home will be used for the calculations.
Qualification points
(The points that are used to evaluate the application)
Family income below the benchmark 4 points
Unemployment 3 points
Family is using social intervention, special needs, suffering domestic violence or other risk situations 2 points
Time registered as resident in Adeje 1 point

In the case of over subscription the following criteria will be used to list applicants
1. Lowest level of income
2. Unemployment
3. Family is using social intervention, special needs, suffering domestic violence or other risk situations
4. Family with large number of children
5. Time registered as resident in Adeje

These criteria will only be used if there are more applicants than grants available.

Duties of those in receipt of the grant
Those who receive the grant must agree to present receipts for the material purchased within three months of the money being transferred to their account.
They must also inform the council of any change of situation, or any other grants or assistance newly received from other public or private bodies or any other alteration in their circumstances.

(This document is a short translation of the rules and regulations covering the Adeje School Materials grants 2014 and has no legal standing, and is intended only as a guide.)

School Material Grants

recursos escolares (1)Applications for grants for school materials for 2014/2015

The main objective is to help those families most in need to educate their children

Adeje council through the department of education under councillor Andrés Pérez Ramos is now accepting applications for grants for school materials for next year. The grant application process, for families of children in infants, primary and secondary public schools, lasts until May 29th.

The councillor said, “with this grant system we are working to meet an important social need which has become greater in recent years in the borough, and help families in buying basic materials as they prepare for the start of the next school year. We are working to help families most in need and move towards equality of opportunities in ensuring that no student is without school materials due to the economic circumstances of their family”.

Last year grants assisted 433 Adeje families with 709 individuals benefiting.

Among the requirements which must be met are the presentation of the completed form which can be found on the council website, in the education section. You must also bring along the original and a photocopy of your DNI, NIE or residency certificate or passport and that of the student concerned. You must also bring the documentation required to indicate monthly family income, among other papers, including a stamped completed form from your bank confirming your bank account number, as outlined in the regulations which you will also find in the council webpage.

To apply for the grant applications must be presented on the following dates (according to which education centre the student is or will be attending) between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Fridays and on Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm, at the Adeje department of education which is on the lower ground floor of the Adeje Cultural Centre:

o April 28 -. May 2: IES Adeje I and El Galeón and neighbouring centres.
o May 5- 9: Los Olivos School
o May 12 to 16: Fañabé and Armeñime Schools.
o May 19 to 23: Tijoco and Las Torres Schools.
o 26 to 29 May: Adeje Casco Schoolrecursos escolares (3)

Pages and Petals in Adeje


“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” Oscar Wilde

This year’s Adeje Book Fair got off to a great start this morning, with a fun-filled visit by the children from local schools who visited the stalls, and were treated to a theatrical story-telling too.
The fair, which this year has added flower stalls to the offer, is in the Las Torres School of Music and Dance car park, and runs all day today and tomorrow. Books for all ages and tastes are on offer, many at reduced prices, and during the fair there will also be a number of special events, readings and signings by authors, performances by dance and music groups, poetry recitals, and lots more.
The full agenda for the two days is as follows.

Friday April 25th Las Torres School of Music car park
5pm. Activate Workshops
6pm. Sopa de Cuentas Tragaluz Puppets
7pm. Presentation: El Judio que quiso ser ario, by Enrique Reyes
Presentation: Humo en el cielo, by Manuel Jiménez Delgado
8.30pm. Soloists performance, from EMMA, the Adeje Municipal School of Music
Saturday April 26 Las Torres School of Music car park
10.30am. Los comillos del dragón. Activate
12 noon. CantaCuentos. Güicho
4pm. Activate workshops
5pm. Los libros revoltosos, Garabatos K puppets
6pm. Performance, Municipal Rhythmic Gymnastic school
7pm. Presentation La Esencia de la Misión by Fco. José Álvarez Socas
Presentation: Los privilegiados del azar by Carlos Alberto Felipe Martell
8.30pm. III Recital Verso Compartido (Shared Verse)

Book signings:
Enrique Reyes, Manuel Jiménez Delgado, Fco. José Álvarez Socas, Carlos Alberto Felipe Martell, Airam Pérez Barrios.

Participating bookshops.
Todo Hobby La Clave, Nymeria Comics, Ifara Libros, Librería El Candil, Canarian Centre of Popular Culture, Moragalibros Facsimiles, Librería Tabernáculo, Librería Dragobah, Librería de Mujeres.


Cable Robbery

Cartel robocable_INGLESCable worth over €100,000 robbed in Adeje in 15 days

The Adeje council has published details of a series of robberies in the last two weeks in the borough that has seen, according to the department of works and services, over €100,000 worth of cable stolen – an average of €6,600 per day. The councillor for the department, Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, has asked people to be vigilant and help as, he says, “these thefts are difficult to police. We are asking neighbours and residents who see any suspicious activity by people near or at street installations to please phone the local police on 922 74 72 06 or the emergency number 112. Anyone who is officially authorised to handle this cable and open street boxes etc will be wearing distinctive red uniforms with a council logo, so if you see anyone not wearing this uniform behaving suspiciously, please do call the numbers above”:

The affected zones are spread across the borough, particularly in Fañabé, Callao Salvaje, Tijoco, La Hoya, Los Olivos, Las Torres, Armeñime and El Galeón. “This is a borough-wide problem, and in some cases cable has been stolen twice from the same location. We will obviously step up the police presence in zones that are considered vulnerable, but we need your help”, said the councillor. He said this kind of theft had direct repercussions on council budgets and replacing the missing cable would require monies to be found from other council projects. “If it continues it will cause serious budgeting which is why we are asking for everyone to be so vigilant”.

Delgado Díaz added that these kind of crimes were also potentially dangerous to passers-by and children along affected pavements as it could increase the risk of injury as in many cases, “the cable that has been stolen is the ‘earth’ cable which protects from electrocution”.

Over 10,000 in Adeje for La Pasión

The event was broadcast live nationally on TV España

According to organisers over 10.000 people attended the XIX edition of the live representation of La Pasión today, April 18th on the Calle Grande in Adeje.  The event was also broadcast live  in the Canaries and nationally on TV España.  Over 300 people took part in the event, the majority of them residents of  Adeje, who played the parts of the many who followed Jesus of Nazareth during the last days of his life.  The staging of La Pasión was overseen, as always, by the Adeje department of culture.
Nayra Medina Bethencourt, councillor for culture, said “Adeje’s La Pasión is a very important part of the borough’s cultural agenda. The people of Adeje experience closely the life and death of Jesus Christ and from the council’s point of view we work to make the event better each year”.
She continued, “For the first time this year La Pasión was broadcast live nationally and we are very pleased at the results.” The councillor said “all of the efforts, the work, meetings, rehearsals, preparations, music, etc. is only possible because of the involvement of the people of the borough and the team here in the council who have been preparing this event for a long time, to ensure that La Pasion is a truly marvellous event.

For the second year in a row the final scene, the crucifixion, took place in the Plaza España, with an amazing natural backdrop showing the borough’s natural riches, among them the Roque del Conde and the Barranco del Infierno.  Other moment of note included changes in the script for Pontius Pilate and Claudia.

This theatrical work began at 12 moon with the entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.  The town was recreated on the Calle Grande with a market typical of the epoch, with food, animals – goats, horses, falcons, snakes, doves…. The crowd also joined in the chorus of Hosanna at the entrance of Jesus, played by José Antonio López, who has played the part for a number of years.

Following the entrance the focus shifted to The Last Supper in the plaza Cruz del Llano, followed by a meeting of Jesus with Mary Magdalene, played by Ainhoa Aguilar, a student in the municipal School of Music and Dance (EMMA) and a recent contestant on Spain’s version of The Voice.  The music served to build the emotion of the scenes, and was composed for the representation by the school of music.

The scene in the Garden of Gethsemane saw Jerusalem asleep and the kiss from Judas, who subsequently takes his own life wracked with guilt, betraying Our Lord.  La Pasión then took the action to the Pontius Pilate and Claudia (played by Raúl de Castro Soriano, a student in the Adeje Municipal Theatre School, Teatro UPA and María Herrera Bethencourt, a student at the EMMA), and to the palace of Herod and Herodias (played by professional actor Nacho Almenar Vera and the Teatro UPA student Esther Mendoza) on stages that have been upgraded for this year’s presentation.
On Jesus’ return to Pontius Pilate the audience also had a chance to see the meeting between Jesus and St John (Agoney Hernández, EMMA) and the  song expressing the suffering of Christ and the unconditional love of the apostle for his Lord.

Tears among participants and spectators were in evidence as Jesus was whipped and beaten and began the walk to Calvary, with the slope of the Calle Grande in Adeje towards the Plaza España lending to the realistic imagery presented.

Wearing his crown of thorns, the audience saw a bloodied Jesus Christ, in pain, falling and suffering on his way to be crucified.  His mother, the Virgin Mary, played by Ana Oneida Borges, Adeje resident, accompanied him and offered words of comfort. On his way he, as was written, meets Verónica who cleans his face with a cloth.

Jesus continued on his cross-bearing way, visibly weakening, falling three times in all, until he arrives to the Plaza.  The solemnity of the crucifixion was observed by the thousands present, with Jesus crying out “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” as the nails were driven into his hands. And finally, “into your hands I commend my spirit”, and with his death the Virgin Mary gave a heartfelt emotive speech on the passing of her only son.

Once the representation was over the procession took place with the Fallen Christ brought to the Church of Santa Ursula Martír.  This statue is from the 20th century, and was acquired by the Hermandad del Santisimo.

As well as the change in the direction of the overall staging, towards the Plaza España, a number of other changes were included this year, most notably the home of Pontius Pilate and Claudia with an improved stage, new props and fresh dialogue.  The participation of the EMMA has also been vital, with original songs and compositions incorporating some traditional Canarian musical themes and instruments – the timple, cháracas, the drum, airs and dances add to creating the atmosphere of the era.   Dance students from EMMA also joined the cast for the first time as Herod’s dancers, and on this stage there were also a renovations and new costumes.

The addition of new stalls in the busy Jerusalem market place added to the atmosphere, selling fruit, vegetables, ceramics, shoes, seeds, craftwork, incenses and precious stones, fish, dried fruit, cheeses, bread and preserves, and a coral for the animals – all you would expect in a living functioning market of the time.

During the busy event there were no incidents reported to the special security detail in place for the duration of La Pasión.  Organisers expressed their delight at the success of this year’s representation and congratulated all those who took part not forgetting those who work tireless backstage as well, on an event that has achieved a huge cultural standing in Adeje, inviting them all to return to take part in 2015.


Gold Medal Cheese

ADEJE-quesería Montesdeoca

The Montesdeoca Dairy wins gold at Pinolere

Recently the cheese producers in Tenerife met during the III Pinolere Fair in the Parque Etnográfico de Pinolere in La Orotava, and this year Adeje cheese maker Montesdeoca won gold with their one year cured mature cheese. It was named best Tenerife cheese 2014. 

Daniel Montesdeoca said this “is an important award for us as it is the result of hard work and effort. We have always given priority to producing cheeses of high quality which people will select and enjoy for their flavour and texture”. He added that he was delighted that their cheeses were appreciated by so many people and promised that they would continue to work to improve the product and ensure that the island’s cheeses were known both here and outside Tenerife.
The Adeje councillor for Agriculture Esther Rivero Vargas explained that the “Pinolere fair is the perfect setting for displaying all of the island’s natural produce and of course promoting the cheese making industry and culture which has been recognised with this award”.

The Montesdeoca dairy makes a variety of different cheeses including smoked, semi-cured, cured, gofio and pepper cheeses and this prize winning mature cured cheese. Members of the public interested in buying the cheeses can do so in the dairy, which is in Tijoco, driving up from Llano de las Flores or at the stand in the Adeje Farmers’ Market every weekend, (8am -2pm, Saturdays and Sundays). Councillor Rivero Vargas said, “the Adeje Farmers’ Market, as well selling as this winning cheese, which is delicious, offers a great selection of locally grown produce”.

Adeje’s Religious Heritage

Many of the statues and images that play a central role in the celebrations in Adeje during Easter Week have a history all of their own, with restoration works ongoing, which underlies their importance role in the borough’s heritage, with works from keynote sculptors such as Juan Abascal, Juan Ventura or Luis Álvarez Duarte.

Juan Abascal Fuentes (1922-2003)
Juan Abascal Fuentes was a sculptor and professor in Seville who studied art in his home town but originally abandoned his artistic studies to take up the law, which he practised until 1952, when he returned to the world of art, particularly sculpture. Among his influences was Jose Luis Vassallo Parodi, from Cadiz, from whom he learnt the art of religious imagery. His work is also reflective of the style of Seville baroque masters such as Martínez Montañés, Pedro Roldán and Francisco de Ocampo while also very dramatic. His works can be seen on Adeje’s streets on Palm Sunday, Easter Tuesday and Good Friday, and are La Dolorosa/The Virgin of the Sorrows and Jesus entering Jerusalem on a Donkey.

Juan Ventura (1954-)
Born in Lora del Rio in Seville, Juan Ventura studied art in the Fine Arts academy there. He learnt the art of sculpture from Francisco Buiza Fernández, considered a master of imagery. He has a number of works that are seen during Easter Week events. They are:
Nuestra Señora de la Piedad/Our Lady of Pity who is carried out on Good Friday by the Adeje Senior Citizens club. This is a large statue of Our Lady weeping with the fallen Christ in her arms.
Jesús Nazareno, who is carried through the streets in Easter Tuesday, carrying the cross and greatly revered by the Adeje faithful and also recognised for its artistic qualities.

Luis Álvarez Duarte (1949-)
Sculptor, painter and restorer. Also from Seville, self-taught in modelling from an early age and later on received training from artists such as Rafael Barbero, Francisco Buiza, and others. His principal works are religious statues in wood and among his best known works are the Virgin Patron Saint of the Cachorro Brotherhood (1973), and the Christ of the Brotherhood of Thirst, Seville. In 2006 he was appointed a member of the Seville Fine Arts Hungarian Royal Academy. He has also worked on important restorations such as Our Lord of Might, Seville, who lost an arm due to vandalism in 2010. In Adeje two of his works are taken out during Easter Week and revered as much for their artistic merit as their religious significance. They are:
El Señor Cautivo/The Captured Christ from cedar wood, larger than life and reminiscent of the Seville baroque period, with dramatic expressions in the face and body. This statue will be taken from the Hermitage of La Ezperanza de La Viña on Easter Monday in the care of the National Police.

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza/Our Lady of Hope
This is a representation of the Virgin Mary of the Sorrows. According to Andalucian tradition the statue’s face is very expressive with glass tear drops, green glass eyes, natural eye-lashes. The statue is also taken out on Easter Monday and on Easter Wednesday accompanied by Our Lord of Humility and Patience from La Postura to the Parish of Santa Úrsula in the town centre and during the procession on Maundy Thursday and carried by the Porteadores de la Virgen.

Cristo de la Misericordia
One of the images that has led the processions during Easter Week since the 18th Century in Adeje is the Cristo de la Misericordia.
The artist is unknown, but the style represents baroque in its purest form. In the past the position of the figure’s arms were adapted for different Easter events, but now the Christ is on the cross, with the face of the statue representing the point of death. The treatment of the skin, the beard, and other aspects of the statue have been noted by experts.
According to Nelson Díaz Frías in his book La Historia de Adeje (The history of Adeje) there is a reference to an alter with a Crucified Christ in an inventory in 1648 and in another written in 1745 a reference to a similar statue.
In the parochial records documents have been found regarding the rules and regulations of the Misericordia Cofradia (brotherhood), founded in March 1661. The documents name the members of the group, the obligations of the group, which included the numbers needed for processions, the election of a steward, the giving of alms, the wearing of a certain tunic, helping those in need, those condemned to death, and recovery of accident victims. While the group doesn’t actually exist today, their representation is continued in the church and has formed part of the Easter Week celebrations in Adeje since the 17th century

Easter Preparations in Adeje



The programme for Easter Week in Adeje, which starts on Friday of the Sorrows (April 11th), is a busy liturgical one with a host of parallel cultural activities organised by the Council. The processions are a chance for the public to appreciate some of the town’s most sacred images, many of them of an excellent standard artistically, and many restored in the last 15 years under the Council’s Heritage and Conservation Training programme.

“Adeje’s Easter Week is a very important part of the borough’s cultural calendar; many of the people who live here take part in acts and events during the celebrations, above all those participating in the live representation of The Passion. There are also group activities that, year after year, see distinct groups, collectives, taking part in liturgical events, among them the ‘Hermandad del Santísimo’, the ‘Porteadores de la Virgen’, the ‘Mujeres Adejeras con la Virgen’ and the municipal band and groups from the borough’s school of dance and music, alongside neighbourhood associations and other groups”, explained the Adeje councillor for culture Nayra Medina Bethencourt.

The councillor continued, “while the council is respecting the needs of many of our Adeje citizens, we, at the same, know that not everyone celebrates this particular festival and we will work to avoid too many changes or hold ups on public streets, traffic diversions, etc. Further, we will also have a special security detail in place made up of the local police and the civil protection brigade throughout the Easter events.”

The most important events during the celebrations take place on Monday April 14, Thursday April 17th and Friday April 18th. On Monday April 14th one of the processions with a high turnout takes place, with the participation of many official bodies such as the local and national police, the civil guard, the civil protection unit and the voluntary fire brigade. This procession goes from the La Viña hermitage in La Postura, with people carrying the impressive images of the Captured Christ and Our Lady of Hope, carved in cedar by one of the most important artists of the day, Álvarez Duarte. “We are extremely grateful for the involvement of the Piedra Redonda residents association as well as the rest of the population who live close by and all those who have been involved in the organisation of this Easter Week event in Adeje”, said the cultural councillor

Maundy Thursday (April 17th) will see the Mandato procession in the Calle Grande take place, which is considered one of the most solemn acts in the Easter schedule, with the presence of all of the local authorities, the mayor, councillors, members of the security forces and representatives of the borough’s associations and other groups. During the procession a representation of the Crucified Christ by the 18th Century Canarian school attributed to Alonso de Raya and the carvings of the Last Supper and the Virgin of Hope will be carried through the main street.

Other solemn events include the Sacred Burial and the Silent procession, which takes place on the 18th of April at 7pm and 11pm respectively, have also many devotees among members of the public. During the first event, the procession is with the sculpture of Our Lady of Pity, in which she carries Jesus in her arms followed by a sculpture of Mary of Magdalene, a Canarian work of art from the 17th Century who will also be accompanied by other religious sculptures in the charge of the Hermandad del Santísimo (a brotherhood) and the procession ends with the Virgin of Sorrows in candle-light
On the morning of that day, Good Friday, thousands of visitors will, as is now tradition, come to Adeje to witness the street theatre representation of The Passion of Jesus Christ, with the participation of hundreds of Adeje residents. This takes place in the Calle Grande, starting at noon. It will also be broadcast live on in the Canary Islands by Televisión Española and nationally by Channel 2 TVE.
A liturgical week
While the events already mentioned are among the most significant to take place during Easter Week, there is a very full agenda every day of the celebrations, with processions, liturgical events, and much more besides. Three different neighbourhoods will host processions on the Friday of Sorrows, specifically Tijoco-La Hoya, Fañabé and the church of Santa Úrsula in Adeje town centre, with a much revered statue of Our Lady of Pity with Jesus in her arms.

On Saturday April 12th a special Way of the Cross is celebrated with Blessed Christ of the Good Death, from the town cemetery to the church, starting at 10pm. On Palm Sunday (April 13) Armeñime’s procession begins at 10m, with the procession and blessing, followed by the parishes of Santa Úrsula and Tijoco-La Hoya at noon, Fañabé at 12.30pm and from 7pm in Los Olivos the day’s events come to a close with one of the most heartfelt processions of the day, with the Oration Of Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane, from the Las Nieves hermitage.

On Tuesday April 15th an emotional ceremony takes place with the procession of the meeting of Jesus of Nazareth with his Blessed Mother. Another coming together takes place too with two neighbourhoods meeting at the Way of the Cross from Tijoco Bajo to La Hoya.

One of Adeje’s best and most historic sculptures is the focus of the procession on Easter Wednesday. This is the Christ of Humility and Patience, a Canarian work from the 17th Century.

The Easter Vigil begins on Easter Saturday, April 19th, in a number of churches – San José in Los Olivos and in Santa Úrsula church in Adeje town where there will also be a procession and public blessing with the Sacred Sacrament.

On Easter Sunday mass will be held in Armeñime, Adeje town, Callao Salvaje, Fañabé, Tijoco-La Hoya and San Sebastián en La Caleta.

Finally, on Sunday April 13 a 8pm there will be a concert of sacred music in the Convent, entry is free but seating is limited.

All the information can be found in the Adeje webpage, in the ‘culture’ section in Spanish and English and the programme is also available in Spanish in many local outlets.


Friday 11 April. Friday of Sorrows
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje).
18:30. Holy Rosary.
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of Piety.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya)
18:00. Meditation of the Sorrows
18.:30. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows.

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
21:00. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
09:00–13:00. Confession
18:00. Celebration of the Eucharist.
19:00. Concert of sacred music, Convent of San Francisco, Adeje
21:00 Stations of the Cross with Christ of the Good Death, from the town cemetery to the Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
19:00-21:00 Confession

Church of Jesucristo Redentor (Callao Salvaje)
19:00 Celebration of the Eucharist.
Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime)
10:00. Procession of Palms and the Eucharist.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
11:00. Procession of Palms from the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano to the Parish church. On arrival celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya)
11:00. Procession of Palms from the old Hermitage to the Parish church. On arrival celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
12:30. Procession of Palms and the Eucharist.

Church of San Sebastián
18:00.Celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
19:00. Blessing of the Palms and the Eucharist followed by the Procession of Jesus to pray at the Mount of Olives.

20:00 Concert of Sacred Music, Convent of San Francisco, Adeje

MONDAY 14 APRIL. Holy Monday
Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
08:30 Monday – Thursday, communal morning prayer (Lauds)
09:00–13:00. Confessions

Chapel of Ntra. Sra. de la Esperanza (La Viña)
20:00. Celebration of the Eucharist.
21:00. Procession of Jesus Captive and Our Lady of Hope.

TUESDAY 15 APRIL Holy Tuesday
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
18:00-19:30. Confession.
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist and the Reception of the Holy Oils.
19:30. Procession of the meeting of Jesus of Nazareth and the Holy Mother.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
19:00 Celebration of the Eucharist and Reception of the Holy Oils.
20:00–22:00. Confession

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco- la Hoya)
18:00. Stations of the Cross from Tijoco Bajo to La Hoya.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
17:00–18:00. Confession.
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist.
20:00. Procession of Our Lord of Humility and Patience to the Parish of Los Olivos. On arrival, penitential procession ending with the return to the Santa Úrsula Mártir Parish church.

Parish of de San José (Los Olivos)
09:00–13:00. Confession
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist
19:30-21:30. Confession

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco- La Hoya)
16:00. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime)
16:00. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar .

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
16:30. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.

Parish of de San José (Los Olivos)
09:00–13:00. Confession
19:00. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
19:00. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Afterwards the Holy Sacrament will be brought to the Altar where it remains and the public may come and adore and pray. Followed by the main Procession.
23:00. Holy hour in front of the Altar.

Calle Grande, Adeje
21:30 h. General rehearsal of Representation of The Passion (The Good Friday Street Theatre).

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
06:30. Stations of the Cross with Christ of the Good Death to the cemetery.
12:00. Representation of The Passion in the Calle Grande, Adeje. Broadcast live on TVE, Televisión Española on La 2 nationally and La 1 in the Canaries.
19:00. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord. Followed by the Procession of the Holy Burial.
23:00. Silent procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
18:00. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya)
16:00.Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord..

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime)
16:00. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord..

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
16:30. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
23:00. Solemn Celebration of the Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
23:00. Solemn Celebration of the Easter Vigil. Followed by a procession and blessing of the Adeje public with the Holy Sacrament. When complete a fraternal breaking of the bread together in the Parish halls.

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor
10:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
11:00. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Parish of de San José (Los Olivos)
11:30. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
12:30. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco-La Hoya)
17:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist.

Church of San Sebastián
18:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist.

Church of Jesucristo Redentor (Callao Salvaje)
19:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

SUNDAY 4 MAY (Third Sunday of Easter)
09:00 h. Blessing of the pilgrims and rogation of Our Lady, Virgin of the Incarnation from the Parish to the San Sebastián Hermitage. Mass on arrival.


Council welcomes Holi dontations


Recently Prakash Udhwani and Margaret and Mike Marshall, all members of the Tenerife Sur Lions Club, visited the Adeje Council offices to hand over two cheques to the Asociación San Jose and the Los Olivos Centre for Special Needs.
The councillor with responsibility for the elderly and people with special needs, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, and social welfare councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo said they were very grateful for the donation and congratulated the work of the association.
The money was raised during the very colourful and fun-filled Holi Mela Hindu event that was held in the Fañabe Plaza. This celebration of Indian culture was also a fund raiser, with the guests invited to pay for a plate of paella and a soft drink.
Prakash Undhwani thanked those who worked to make the event a success, including the Havana Chic Lounge Club, Gourmetland, the Association Hindu Tenerife South and the Tenerife Sur Lions.
Councillor Carmen Rosa said it was wonderful to see the level of involvement by the Lions and the Hindu community, adding “I would like to thank them and congratulate the associations involved for the solidarity they are demonstrating for people who are seriously in need during these difficult times”. She also invited the Lions representatives to visit the two centres to see the excellent work they do and see how their donations are being used .

Once Upon A Time…


170 school children celebrate International Children’s Book Day in Adeje

Yesterday morning, on April 2nd, Adeje celebrated International Children’s Book Day, coinciding with the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson, with 170 school children aged between 3 and 5 from the CEIP Adeje, the infant and primary school in the town centre. Councillors Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz and Andrés Pérez Ramos, prepared a series of activities for the young visitors to the town’s cultural centre aimed at showing the children the joys of reading and the benefits of starting young.

They said, “this is part of the campaign sponsored by the national Spanish Organisation of Children’s Books (OEPLI) as we know that reading is a very important part of education and the responsibility of schools, families and society in general to encourage reading among the young. For that reason the council decided to stage these activities and reflect the high value we place on reading for young children.

“Adeje has a network of public libraries where people can access literature, educational material, videos, music, comics, etc and the only requirement is that the potential reader has a Canarian library card (BICA), which is free”.

The activities began at 10:30 with a visit to the library in the town’s cultural centre which has a good selection of children’s books (and some in English too!). Both the professors and the children enjoyed the visit to the world of literary fantasy and imagination.

This was followed by a puppet show with a performance by people taking part in the Alternative Training Programme ‘ACTÍVATE’, an Adeje’s job creation scheme co-funded by the council, the Canarian Employment Service and the European Social Fund.