Parroquia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora

Modern art in the church.

The construction of the churches in the colonization villages is determined according to their inhabitants. Up to 50 inhabitants the school is used as a chapel. A chapel with sacristy is projected from 50 to 100. From 100 to 200, the church, in addition to sacristy, must have parish archives, toilets, priest's house and Catholic Action venues. The same programme is maintained for an older population. The size of the churches was similar, differing in the existence of more or less dependencies. There are no regulations regarding their size according to their inhabitants. In the initial project of El Parador it is projected “a mixed school adaptable for chapel”. This is due to the economic shortage of those years. The present church was built in 1965 according to the project of Francisco Langle.

The main nave is 23 meters high and has a choir that surrounds the central space of that ship. A simple and austere church, is discarded from the unnecessary and freed from the superfluous. A high degree of serenity and balance is achieved with very few materials. Its walls are white, originally these walls were stalled. The light penetrates gently through its stained glass windows, located at the top, in the choir. It creates an environment suitable for prayer and recollection with a certain paradigm with the Gothic temples with a tamed light. The floor is terrazzo and the flat roof.

A feature is its bell tower that stands out over the houses and buildings. It is a landmark in the landscape and a sign of El Parador's own identity. It is finished by a metallic body.

As for sculptural works, we find a magnificent size of Christ of José Luis de Peña. This size is no longer in the church. It was hung from the ceiling to the height of the presbytery using steel cables. It was given to the church of Our Lady of Carmen in La Gangosa. There have also been changes in the Virgin and Angels that have been replaced by other images. The Christ went from hanging up to the presbytery to standing on the wall of the main altar and was replaced by another size. It has been replaced by the Christ of Good Death, which is the titular image of the brotherhood of the Blessed Christ of Good Death and Our Lady of the Amargura who produces in Holy Week. Image of the Blessed Christ of Good Death: made of cedar wood by imager D. Jesus Curquejo Murillo. This image received the blessing on 19/02/1995.

The church has undergone substantial change within it. The image of the Christ, the Virgin and the Angels have been replaced by other images. These new images are polychrome. The image of the Virgin has been replaced by a Marian image of the Assumption.

The pattern, San Isidro Labrador original, has been replaced by a polychrome image of San Isidro Labrador. Image carved in wood and polychrome.

The bottom of the presbytery has been applauded with natural stone following the bottoms of the soil.

Also in the Church we can find the first image of Saint Isidro Labrador, the image of Our Lady of the Amargura. Work of the Sevillian imager D. Juan Manuel Miñarro López. His clothes were made by Juan Antonio Curquejo Morales. The crown was made in the workshops of Sons of D. Juan Fernández Gómez. Image blessed by His Excellency. And Rvdmo. Mr. Bishop of Almeria Dr. D. Rosendo Álvarez Gascón on 28/11/1994.

The image of San Juan Evangelista, carved in polychrome cedar wood work of the sculptor and imager gaditano D. Luis González Rey. He received the blessing on 4/04/1998.

These sacred images reside and receive worship in the Parish Church of the Assumption.