Earlier this Summer Rev’d Mike and Linda Clarkson, the Priest and his wife of All Saints Anglican Church Algarve, stepped aboard a Plane en-route for a long overdue extended visit to their family on the West Coast of America.
Long before they left however, Rev’d Mike and Warden Janet Martin were working hard to provide the All Saints Zoom Congregation with Guest Preachers for the Summer. These Guest Preachers joined the regular Sunday Services from all over the Globe to either Minister Live on the Zoom platform or for those in far flung places like the USA or New Zealand to record a Sermon especially for All Saints. This group of highly respected Anglican Ministers are affectionately known as “Friends from the Ends of The Earth” and All Saints has greatly enjoyed meeting them and listening to their word as the weeks of Summer unfolded.
On two Sundays in the month All Saints was joined in a live link by Melissa Jones in North Carolina.
Melissa led the Congregation in a Service of Traditional Morning Prayer as the dawn broke behind her at her home in the USA.
Later on in the month they were be joined by Canon Andrew Wingfield Digby. Canon Andrew has the unusual distinction of playing first class cricket and working as vicar of a Church of England Parish. He has a solid reputation as someone who teaches the Bible in an entertaining way and All Saints were treated to a lively and thoughtful Sermon about being made new in Christ.
Canon Andrew was followed by The Rev’d Bruce Goodwin as the guest Preacher. Rev’d Bruce is Parish Priest at a family Friendly Church in Bristol which is currently promoting a soon to be starting Alpha Course. The Alpha Course is something dear to the hearts of All Saints Anglican Church Algarve, something they have been working with for over 18 months.
Finally in September All Saints will be joined in person by Ian Bentley who has recently completed an interregnum appointment in the Cotswolds. Ian has spent time previously in the Algarve and he and his wife Ruth have very graciously agreed to Minister to All Saints for 6 weeks from September 12th.
These guest Preachers, together with the home grown talent of Lay Reader Terry Moore and graduate of the Lay Preacher training course, Colin Packer, have ensured and continue to ensure that All Saints Anglican Church have had a a lively, innovative and spirit led Summer in the Algarve.
All of these Church Services and the individual Sermons are available for viewing now on the web site www.allsaintsalgarve.church or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details .
All Saints Anglican Church Algarve services are currently live, interactive and on line and can be viewed from the comfort and safety of your own home.
About All Saints Anglican Church Algarve
All Saints Anglican Church Algarve is an Anglican Church (part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion) providing contemporary and relevant worship with strong Biblical teaching for the 21st Century.
Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds and nationalities who wish to join us on our faith journey of following Jesus Christ.
We are one Church with currently two worship opportunities.
One live and in person at 11am on Sunday Morning the Convent in Lagoa in a safe socialy distanced environment
The other live, interactive and on line, providing a virtual worship service at 10.30am on Sunday Morning
For more information and details on location and service times please contact:
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