Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul


Message from Beth

On a week that has seen the US Gymnast Simone Biles withdraw from the Olympics due to mental health concerns, we are invited to think about where we find nourishment and energy for our own lives.  Taking time out for what we need isn’t selfish; after all, we are invited by the scriptures to love our neighbour as we love ourselves, to act towards both neighbour and self in ways that are kind, compassionate and lead to health and well-being.  Well done Simone for saying, ‘This is enough.’


Jesus help me to come to you in the middle of the overwhelm. Remind me of your ever-present help in my times of need. Show me how to rest in You. Reveal to me both the beauty in the work and in the rest. Calm my anxious thoughts and encourage my heart with Your nearness. Instruct me in your ways. Bring productivity and contentment out of the peace and comfort I find. Settle me in Your truth and in Your love.


A prayer from Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith.
Women's Bible Study - This Wednesday 4th August

The next Women's Bible study will be held on Wednesday 4th August at 6.30 pm online. We will be studying Mary Magdalene. Should you wish to join please let Beth know on
Sunday 1st August - Trinity 9
St Paul's, Estoril
St George's Lisbon

Online Service
9.30 am *  (In person)
11.30 am * (In person)     
Available from 9.30 am on Facebook and Youtube
(please see links below)

* bookings required, please see below. The email address for booking at each Church will change from Monday 26th July.


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 as from Monday 26th July please email
St Paul's as from Monday 26th July 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 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 2nd August



9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)
6.00 pm Evening Prayer (Facebook)
9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)
6.30 pm Women's Bible Study (Zoom)
9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)
6.00 pm Evening Prayer (Facebook)
7.00 pm Living in Love and Faith (Zoom - closed group).
9.00 am Morning Prayer (Zoom)

For the Morning Prayer Group Zoom link please contact Beth on
Accessing Online Services.

Click here for links to our media pages:

Resources for each Service, where applicable, can be found in the Resources section below.
Resources for online services this week.

Sunday 1st August at 9.30 am
Eucharist - Trinty 9.

Morning Prayer:
Let’s Meet Up! Thursday 12th August 10.30 am to 12 noon

Many of us have been missing opportunities to relax and talk with each other, now that we have to be careful with covid restrictions, so we are organising some managed open-air gatherings.  The first of these is a Coffee Morning at the Estoril Wellness centre (Hotel PalacioTermas, Rua Particular, 2769-504, Estoril) on Thursday 12th August, from 10.30am – 12 noon.  Their Organic Café is open air, with tables of 4 that have parasols to give shade. Free parking is available at the centre and the price of coffee is reasonable too! No payment needed in advance – just pay separately on the day for what you order.  We have booked 6 tables and need to inform the café of numbers by the previous day. 

If you would like to attend, booking is essential before Tuesday 10th August. You can either book by email to stating clearly that this is for Thursday Coffee or by phoning Beth +351 932 101 805. 

We hope to see you there!   If you enjoy it there, then we can book a regular monthly social. 
Church Spirit - Dates for your diary - 6.30 pm

Wednesday 18th August

Wednesday 15th September

Wednesday 20th October
Beth Bendrey will be speaking on 'Mind Your Language' (hosted by Bruce Dawson)

Mark Crathorne will be giving a talk on 'A walk along the Oeiras coast - four centuries of History' (hosted by Edward Godfrey)

Edward Godfrey will be speaking about 'The History of the British Cemetery' (hosted by Beth Bendrey)

Further details to follow.
Sunday 22nd August - Picnic at St George's

At the Lisbon end of the chaplaincy, there will be an afternoon Picnic in the grounds of St George’s following the service on 22nd August, from 12.30pm
Evening Get-Togethers

For those only available in the evenings, information about drinks at the Terrace Bar of Hotel Baía Cascais will follow soon.
Livestream Equipment – can you help?
We are purchasing a digital mixing desk to enable us to livestream services from St Paul’s. Currently, online services are pre-recorded; the desk would enable online viewers to be part of the main service as it happens and feel more a part of the congregation.  You may remember we used a second-hand analogue mixing desk last summer but we have been unable to successfully stream the sound using this equipment.

Our goal is €1500. So far we have raised over €700.  

Should you wish to contribute to the live-streaming equipment, please click on the blue donorbox above, or do a 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 8th August
Tenth Sunday after Trinity

1 Kings 19 : 4 - 8
Psalm 34 : 1 - 8
Ephesians 4 : 25 - 5 : 2
John 6 : 35, 41 - 51

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