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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Revd Nigel Stimpson - Lisbon and Estoril

I don't know how this slipped through the Eurobishop net! But here is an important, if somewhat late, announcement about the Greater Lisbon Chaplaincy.

On May 2nd the Revd Nigel Stimpson was licensed by the Archdeacon of Gibraltar, the Venerable David Sutch, as Chaplain of Greater Lisbon. There are two congregations in the chaplaincy - St George's Lisbon, and St Paul's Estoril. 

Fr Nigel joins a long line of priests serving the English (now better described as the English-speaking) community in Lisbon dating back to the 1650s! He sees the role of the chaplaincy to be a home to all who wish to worship in English, “a friendly, hopeful Christian community,  open to strengthen our unity with other Christian traditions and nationalities”. 

Fr Nigel was supported on this day by Fr Peter Ford from St James's Porto and Fr Bob Bates from the parish of Algarve who are pictured below along with the Archdeacon.

We welcome Fr Nigel to the Diocese and Archdeaconry! The Greater Lisbon Chaplaincy website can be found here.

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