Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul
From the Chaplain

I love weddings: the joy and exuberance of the day, being together with family or friends, enjoying good food and wine.  Jesus seemed to like weddings too, his first miracle was at a wedding and he used the wedding feast many times in his teaching.  It reminds us, among other things, that the kingdom of God is meant to be fun!

Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore You,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and to enjoy You,
for Christ’s sake.

(St Ambrose of Milan)

Sunday 7th August - Trinity 8

St Paul's        -   9.30 am  -   Eucharist  (in person and Livestreamed)         
                                              To view the Service Sheet, please 

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St George's  -   11.30 am  -  Eucharist 
 Do use the Church of England Facebook post as an alternative if need be 
Sunday Club 

There is no Sunday Club during August, but we look forward to returning in September.  In the meantime, there will be activity sheets for older children and 'Busy Bags' for younger ones to use at their seats.  If you can’t see these when you come into church, please ask a sidesperson for them. 

Church Diary beginning 6th August

Women's Bible Study
Our monthly online Women’s Bible Study is this coming Wednesday at 6.30pm.  We will begin looking at the letter to the Philippians.

 for the link for the study.

Meeting ID: 864 5681 3901

Passcode: 613230
Holy Communion with Prayers for Wholeness and Healing

Thursday at 11am there will be a quiet communion service at St Paul’s, with an opportunity for prayers and anointing for wholeness and healing.  For those who struggle with an early start on a Sunday, this is the service for you; or if you would appreciate some moments of stillness mid-week; and the opportunity to ask for prayer.
Drinks at Hotel Baia

Join us at the Hotel Baia for a summer drink on the terrace on Thursday 11th Aug between 6.30 and 8pm.  You will need to book for this social, since we need to give the hotel correct numbers. Please email
Give Away Sunday: Back-To-School Project

On Sunday 28th August will  be a Give-Away Sunday where we will take a special collection to be given this time to the Lisbon Project which works with refugees.  This particular project is to provide the 90 children supported by this project with full Back-To-School kits with everything they need to start the new academic year.

 for further information.
Men’s Lisbon group - 'Socialise, Share, Pray'
Michael Yarwood invites you to join a group where you can meet up each month and share a meal together in one of the many amazing restaurants in Lisbon. It will be an opportunity to get to know each other, share whatever is on your hearts, and share prayer needs.
If you are interested, please message Michael Yarwood on 968817212. He will then set up a WhatsApp group so that you can keep connected and start to plan your first meet in September!

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
Chaplain's Open House - Saturday 3rd September - 2.00 - 8.00 pm

We are hosting a get-together at Chaplaincy House on the afternoon/early evening of the 3rd September.  Please drop in any time between 2.00 and 8.00 pm to catch up with old friends and see people from the other side of the Chaplaincy.  Children and young people welcome. It would be helpful to know if you are coming, so please email . Thank you!
Church Spirit - date for your diary

The next Church Spirit evening with be held on Wednesday 17th August at 6.30 pm. This time we are getting away from talks and it will be an evening of “Poetry reading and quiz questions”. It promises to be fun, and we hope to see you there.
Readings for Sunday 14th August, Trinity 9

Jeremiah 23.23-29

Psalm 82
Hebrews 11.29-12.2
Luke 12.49-56

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Chaplain: The Rev'd Canon Beth Bendrey
Telephone: 932 101 805
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Assistant Chaplain : The Rev'd Iain Bendrey 
Telephone : 911 979 007
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Church House landline number 211 306 293

Additional Clergy with permission to officiate:
The Rev’d Frances A. Le Blanc
The Rev'd Paula Rennie
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The Rev'd David Hawthorn
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Congregational Worship Leaders:
Joao De Castro Soares
Pamela Patten

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