Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul



Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people maybe jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good .Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

Prayer For India

A prayer for India amid their devastating outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, for all those suffering, those worried about loved ones and those who are on the frontline providing care, leadership and support.  May God be with the scared, the sick and the dying, and may the global community come together at this time of need to protect every precious life.



Sunday 2nd May

9.30 am - St Paul's
11.30 am - St George's

In Person Services continue at St George's and St Paul's. Safety measures such as 2m spacing, the taking of temperatures and the use of masks will remain in place for several weeks.  Booking to attend services in person is still required for the time being, since space will be limited. 

To book a place please send an email before 8 pm on the Saturday before the service you wish to attend stating :
i ) Your name
ii) The name of any additional people in your group.
iii) Your email and 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.

To book:
St George's -  please contact Jajay Ogbe at 
St Paul's - please contact  Barbara Gray at

NB  It is important that if you are attending a service in person, you are fully aware of the Covid Procedures. Please read these carefully:

St George's
St Paul's
Post Brexit Information for UK Citizens Living in Portugal

The International Organisation for Migration is offering a free, online workshop on Wednesday, 5th May at 6 pm to give advice regarding residential status, post-Brexit, to British citizens living in Portugal. 

Booking is mandatory and required by Monday, 3rd May.For the registration form, please 

For more information on the International Organisation for Immigration, please 


Sunday 2nd May
9.30 am    -  Eucharist Fifth Sunday of Easter
10.45 am  -  Sunday Club (Please see below).

Join us in Zoom at 9.30 am for our Eucharist service.  Please email Beth  for the passcode or a one click link by email or by Whatsapp
932 101 1085.You will automatically be muted when you arrive in the zoom room, so you are welcome to log in any time from 9.15 until 10.30 am. After the service there will be an opportunity to chat with others if you would like to. 
You can also watch the service on Facebook live or at a later time via the   link.
A pre-recorded service is available on YouTube in case of transmission difficulties.  To view it please click here:  
The resources for each Service, where applicable, can be found in the RESOURCES section below.
You can also find other videos on Youtube, such as Evening Prayer, which will be uploaded there after they have been recorded on Facebook.     


10.45 am  -  Sunday Club   

Lorna and Gui will lead Sunday Club, beginning together, but breaking into groups for younger and older children.  This will continue every first Sunday of the month.  For details of the ZOOM room, please get in touch with Revd Iain


Online Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning Prayer -  Morning Prayer will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week, at 9 am via Zoom. Please note that there will be no Morning Prayer on Thursday this week. If you would like to see what the service is like before joining us, look at the recorded service on our YouTube channel. For log in details, please contact Beth on her email address

Evening Prayer - is live-streamed to Facebook on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.00 pm.  Service sheets, if required, are available in the Resource section.

Resources for online services this week.

Sunday 2nd May 9.30 am 
Eucharist Fifth Sunday of Easter 

Morning Prayer in Easter

Evening Prayer - No Service sheet required.

The Big Picture...Net Zero Carbon Footprint by 2050!

But we have to start somewhere...
So let's keep up the Eco Challenge, a step at a time:

Use glass jars and containers to store and freeze (be careful not to overfill and avoid dramatic changes in temperature to prevent the glass from cracking)

If you wish to find out more, please visit –
Church Spirit Get-Together - 19th May


The next Church Spirit Get-together will be on Wednesday 19th May at 6.30 pm. David Cranmer will be talking on Anglican Music-the Beginnings.

Annual General Meeting -  22nd May

This year’s Annual General Meeting will once again be online. The date is Saturday 22nd May at 3pm.  Further details to follow.

Surplus Furniture and Kitchen Utensils Needed

A member of our congregation is moving to an unfurnished flat and would be grateful for help with supplying certain items, if you have some you no longer need: Wardrobe, chest of drawers, dining table (suitable for eating meals but also as a work table), chairs (ideally 4), a rubbish bin, a broom, a dustpan, a mop & bucket, any kind of glasses (water, wine...), a large salad bowl or mixing bowl, a cutting board, wooden spoons, any size kitchen knives, any size pan(s), any kind of kitchen "stuff" (grater, ladle, tongs, pot holders, oven mitts et al).  Do get in touch with the chaplain if you could offer items. Thank you.
IRS 2020 - a reminder to direct 0.5%

Financial Support

Your financial support makes a huge difference to us.  If you would like further information on how to support the work of the chaplaincy, then please get in touch with our treasurer, Asha Martins

Readings for the 9th May
Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Acts 10.44-48
1 John 5.1-6


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Telephone: 932 101 805
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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 Iain Bendrey 
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The Rev'd David Hawthorn
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