Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul


Message from Beth

Salt preserves and fends off decay. Salt heals and soothes, it has medicinal value. Salt brings flavour and enhances other flavours. And salt only works when it’s out of the saltshaker.


Lord, you placed me in the world to be its salt.  I was afraid of committing myself, I did not want to hear what ‘they’ might say, and my salt dissolved as if in water.  Forgive me, Jesus.
The British Cemetery Open Today, 25th September 10.30 am to 2.00 pm

Maria Eduarda and Alex McGeoch are kindly hosting the open morning for the cemetery. If you wish to go along, the cemetery will be open today, between 10.30 am and 2.00 pm. The church will also be open for those who wish to visit.

                                           'Wrong Wrong'                            

St George's church will be hosting a number of mini concerts, today, 25th September, between 5.00 pm and 10 pm, including a short oboe recital at 6.30 pm, given by Andrew Swinnerton, There will also be some sculptures and  talks. For further information, please go to Facebook and look for 'Nariz Entupido, Community Organisation'. Entrance is free. This event has been funded by a number of organisations including the Gulbenkian Foundation.
Harvest Thanksgiving
Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be held
this Sunday the 3rd October. We will be collecting non-perishable food items at both churches. Those collected from St Paul’s will be given to the Maj-Lis Foundation and those collected from St George’s will be given to Centro Sagrada Família, Algés.
There will be children’s activities at both churches.


Sunday 26th September - Trinity 17
St Paul's, Estoril. 

St George's, Lisbon

Online Service
9.30 am *   -  Holy Communion (In person)

11.30 am * -  Holy Communion (In person) 
Available from 9.30 am on Facebook and YouTube
(please see links below)

This Sunday's 9.30 am service at St Paul's will be taken by Revd Paula Rennie and the 11.30 am service at St George's by Revd Fran LeBlanc.

* bookings required, please see below.

To book a place at the in-person services (which is necessary due to limited space, seating arrangements and Covid tracing), please send an email before 8 pm on the Saturday before the service you wish to attend.

St George's please email
St Paul's please email

In the email please state :
i) Your name
ii) The name of any additional people in your group.
iii) Your mobile number.

We need this information to help with seating arrangements. The contact details are confidential and only to be shared in the event of the need for Covid tracing.

For your safety 2 m spacing, the taking of temperatures and the use of masks remain in place.

Full details of our Covid Procedures can be found here. Please read these carefully:
St George's
St Paul's
Church Diary week beginning 27th September


9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)
6.00 pm Evening Prayer (Facebook)
9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)
6.00 pm Evening Prayer (Facebook)
9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)
8.00 pm Charitable Giving Council Group meeting (Zoom)
Accessing Online Services.

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Resources for each Service, where applicable, can be found in the Resources section below.

We are now making some of the sermons and prayers available in podcasts. Find us under Lisbon Anglicans on Spotify.
Resources for online services this week.

Sunday 26th September at 9.30 am
Eucharist - Trinity 17

Tuesday Morning Prayer
Wednesday Morning Prayer
Thursday Morning Prayer
Friday Morning Prayer
Helping Afghani Christians

Under Sharia Law, male converts to Christianity can face death and women, life imprisonment.  The Barnabus Fund has a long history of supporting persecuted Christians from many countries and is making an Emergency Appeal for funds and for prayer. Do have a look at their brief video on the following link  Afghanistan Crisis Appeal: Rescue Afghan Christians | Barnabas Fund and help if you can. 
Church Spirit Meeting - Dates for your Diary

The next Church Spirit meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th October at 6.30 pm. Edward Godfrey will be talking on 'The History of the British Cemetery'. Louise Strasenburgh will be talking at the November meeting about  'Portuguese Vignettes'. This will be held on Wednesday 17th November.
Further details to follow.

Livestream  Equipment Appeal

Many thanks for all your contributions to this appeal.  We have now raised 1049.95 euros towards the overall cost, and the promise of additional contributions.  The equipment is on order and we hope the item will be available in the near future. 


There is still time to contribute to the appeal.  You can do so by clicking on the blue donorbox above, or by bank transfer to  IBAN: PT50000702070003444000351. Please, if you do a bank transfer, email the Treasurer, Asha Martins advising her of this.
Thank you so much!
Readings for Sunday 3rd October
Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

Genesis 2 : 18 - 24
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1 : 1 - 4, 2 : 5 - 12
Mark 10 : 2 - 16

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