Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul
Message from Beth

Advent begins tomorrow, 28th November. It is a season of expectation and preparation: we look forward to celebrating the coming of Christ in his incarnation and pray and work for his coming to be more real in our lives and in the world around us.  We begin the church’s year with these themes, with Jesus coming to walk alongside us, thanks be to God.  May we keep in step with these themes all year!  In the sermon this weekend, I will be setting out some priorities for our journey together.
Almighty God,
as your kingdom dawns,
turn us from the darkness of sin to the
light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you
in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

                                                                          Christmas Fair - Order Collection date Saturday 4th December

Your Last buy items from the catalogue.  We still have available all sorts of home-made goodies including  mincemeat, cookies, gingerbread stars, flapjacks, chocolate cake, brownies, olives, strawberry jam; there are Christmas Cards if you haven’t bought yours yet, plus many different gifts from bags to riding lessons to fragrances.  Take a look at the catalogue and order through or by phoning one of the team on the order form.

The Silent Auction closes at the end of the weekend: there is some hot bidding for the 6 months’ supply of cookies.  Take a look at the catalogue to access special offers on a golf masterclass, a sailing lesson, a dinner for six, a sunset tour and much more.

Saturday 4th December is our Collection Date, 10 am – 12 noon at St Paul’s and 2 – 4 pm at St George’s.  A glass of mulled wine and some Christmas cheer awaits you there together with your orders.
Sunday 28th November - First Sunday in Advent
St Paul's Estoril

St George's Lisbon
9.30 am    -   Holy Communion (in Person and                           Online - Livestream)

11.30 am  -   Holy Communion
If for any reason the livestream fails, there is a pre-recorded service of hymns, readings and prayers available from 9.30 am on YouTube. There is no service sheet for the Youtube service.

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

Sunday 28th November
Eucharist - First Sunday in Advent

Tuesday Morning Prayer
Thursday Morning Prayer
Remembering David Smith

Our thoughts and prayers have been with Suzanne and her family in this last week, following David’s death on 18th November. Mark Crathorne has kindly written this homage  
Bishop’s Advent Appeal

The Bishop’s Advent Appeal is this year going towards the European Climate Disaster Relief, supporting ecumenical Christian agencies working in Germany, Turkey, Greece, Spain and Italy to mitigate the effects of man-made climate change.  To see full information and to support the appeal 
Women's Bible Study - Wednesday 1st December

This month, our Women’s Bible Study is looking at Mary, mother of Jesus. Join us on zoom at 6.30 pm for an hour.  Email the chaplain  if you need the zoom link.  
Drinks at Hotel Baia - Thursday 2nd December

This coming Thursday, 2nd December,  join us inside any time between 7.00 and 9.00 pm at the Hotel Baia, Cascais.  A chance to meet others from the church community. If you plan to come, it would be helpful if you could email Iain on Thank you!
Iain and Beth - Open House, Saturday 11th December
To celebrate our 1st year in the Chaplaincy (yes a whole year!) and also a certain big festival called Christmas, we would like to invite members of St George’s and St Paul’s to Church House on Saturday 11th December.
In order to control numbers in one place and to maintain distancing at the Church House, we are offering time intervals of 90 minutes with a maximum of 10 adults in each interval. The time intervals are as follows.  13:30-15:00; 15:00-16:30; 16:30-18:00; 18:00-19:30; 19:30-21:00.
Please drop Iain an email to  if you would like to come, indicating preferred time slot and number of adults.
We will be offering mulled wine, canapes (well sort of) and Christmas cake. We hope you will be able to join us and that it will provide an opportunity for members from each congregation to mix together.
Readings for Sunday 5th December, Second Sunday in Advent

Malachi 3 : 1 - 4
Luke 1 : 68 - 79 (Benedictus)
Philippians 1 : 3 - 11
Luke 3 : 1 - 6

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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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