Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul
Giving, a reminder

We wish to remind you that the Chapalincy continues to have running and maintenance costs during the interregnum, in spite of our churches being closed for services at the moment. At present, our monthly income from various sources is significantly lower than usual. We would like to encourage those who normally give by envelope or by other means to please consider making a contribution by bank transfer. Thank you.
Notice from the Acting Chair of the Lisbon Chaplaincy Council

Sunday Services
As many of you will be aware, Roman Catholic churches in Portugal are resuming services as of 31st May. For many reasons our reality is radically different. In particular, we have no permanent Chaplain and, with continued travel restrictions, we are unable to bring out a locum Chaplain for the time being. There is the additional difficulty that there are stringent regulations both locally and in the Church of England with regard to hygiene and social distancing that we are not currently in a position to put in place. 

For the time being, therefore, Rev. Ian Eglin will continue to transmit a Sunday morning service each week at 9h30, assisted by Caroline, his wife. We are extremely grateful to them both. 

We will continue to monitor the situation carefully both locally and within the Archdeaconry. The Church Council will assess the possibilities, regulations and risks once again in mid-June. 

Appointment of a Chaplain
The procedure for appointing a Chaplain is always long and slow, and even in normal times would take at least a year. The critical point is always when the advertisement announcing the vacancy is first published. It is appearing for the first time as of today (Friday 29th May) in The Church Times and the current vacancies page of the Diocesan Website. The respective links are: ; .

If you know of anyone who would be interested in applying, please inform them.

David Cranmer
29th May 2020
There will be a LIVE-STREAMED SERVICE as from 09:25 am on Sunday 31st May. It will include a children's activity after the first hymn. Click on the "Video Library" link.
Click on the link to stream the live-streamed service or a recorded video from the library. (URL)
Click on the link for the Order of Service, hymns and readings for the live-streamed service. (PDF)
Click on the link to open the Tutorial about how to stream the videos in the library. (PDF)
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Notice to parents:
This Sunday we are going to be working with artwork (see below for link to PDF). Please print it but not give it to the children until I've spoken about it on Sunday - so they have a sense of surprise when I say what they are doing. Otherwise they'll have done it before the service! Thanks, Caroline.

  to view and print the artwork.
Compline Service (live-streamed)
Next Wednesday, June 3rd, there will be a
Compline service at 8.30 pm live-streamed
by Fr Ian and Caroline from their home in Devon.

 for Order of Service. (PDF)

 Note the time of 8.30 pm.  

A Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, come

Come, Holy Spirit, come
Into our hearts and lives,
Let us feel your freshness,
Let us see your power,
and feel your presence.

Come, Holy Spirit, come
as you came to the disciples
at that time of Pentecost.
In power and might,
totally revealing yourself.


Come, Holy Spirit, come
give us your fruits
Love, joy, peace, patience.
We need these Lord to show ourselves
As followers of you.

Come, Holy Spirit, come
And give us your gifts
so that we may do your work Lord.
To know your will for us
and spread your Good News.

Come, Holy Spirit, come
Into my life today and every day,
So that we may know God,
And our Saviour Jesus Christ,
And be a witness for him.

Caroline Eglin
Readings for Next Sunday

7th June, Trinity Sunday

Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31               Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13.11-13              Matthew 28.16-20

No.10 |29 MAY 2020
The new weekly set of reflections sent to us by the Church Times.

 to read the article (PDF).
St. George’s Home Group
Children's Activity
Artwork from last Sunday's activity contributed by Theodoros and Andrea.
Message from Fr Ian


Locum Chaplain: The Rev'd Ian Eglin
Telephone: 932 101 805
Honorary Assistant Clergy:
The Rev’d Frances A. Le Blanc
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