In early February, the Ven David Sutch, Archdeacon of Gibraltar (3rd from left in Peruvian stole), licensed the Revd Lars Nowen as Senior Chaplain of St Vincent's Algarve. Fr Lars is in the centre of the above photo.
Fr Lars was born in Sweden, but spent much of his life in British Columbia, Canada. He is accompanied by his wife Claire, who is from Durham.
St Vincent's Parish in the Algarve consists of four congregations in Southern Portugal. Fr Lars joins the Ministry Team of St Vincent's who are also pictured above: Fr John Wilson, locum priest, Fr Bob Bates, Chaplain, and Readers Ekhart Floether, Fiona Mayes, Maureen Kyle and Bob Kelly.
We welcome Fr Lars and Claire to this Diocese in Europe.