Community Church of Madrid

an interdenominational international English-speaking Christian church in Madrid

Welcome to the Community Church of Madrid!

We are an English-speaking, international, ecumenical congregation of Christians, with a theology rooted in the gift of Christ’s love, poured out for all people, without exclusion. Together, walking on the heels of Jesus, we seek to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.

The Community Church of Madrid is a “church without walls” which has been serving our city in Jesus’ name since 1971. Please join us each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. and become a part of our family of faith.


The Pastors

The Community Church of Madrid (CCM)

The Community Church of Madrid was founded in 1971 by Rev. Thomas Goslin, our first pastor, at the request of a group of English-speaking residents of Madrid. In 2021, CCM celebrated 50 years since opening its doors as a “church without walls.” As such, from the very beginning, CCM chose to be a congregation based on three principles: to be a church not owning a physical space or building, to be a church that supports the benevolence of our ecumenical partners, and to be a church that welcomes multiple perspectives through the practice and encouragement of dialogue after our Sunday sermons.

Today our congregation includes people of many countries, backgrounds, and experiences – the United States of America, England, Spain, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Ecuador, Mexico, Hungary, and Guatemala, to name a few. We come from many branches of Christianity – Reformed, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Baptist, among others – and we also embrace seekers in our midst. We are affiliated with the Presbytery of Madrid-Extremadura of the Iglesia Evangélica Española and members of the Association of International Churches of Europe and the Middle East (AICEME).

We are an inclusive, affirming congregation, and welcome any person independently of his or her race, sexual orientation, national origin, or creed, who wants to learn more about the way that Jesus teaches us in the Bible and who is willing to live and love and care for our sisters and brothers in this challenging journey on earth and towards eternity.  

Miriam Troutman, Church Council Chair

Our Pastors

Rev. Melanie Mitchell

Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Iglesia Evangélica Española

Professor of Theology at Saint Louis University—Madrid Campus

Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia
Master of Divinity

Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain
Licenciatura en teología dogmática y fundamental

Rev. Ramiro Arroyo

Ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ecuador

Catholic University of Ecuador
Law Studies

Ibarra Major Seminary of Ecuador
Studies in Philosophy and Theology

Catholic University of Ecuador
Sociology and Political Science

Catholic Technical University of Loja, Ecuador
Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Sciences
Specialization in Human and Religious Sciences

Reina Valera Seminary, Texas U.S.A.
Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
Diploma in Christian Counseling