Recent services and events
19th May: Royal Wedding
About 30 people gathered in the Well House in the morning to watch the royal wedding on TV, and then stayed on for lunch afterwards. The event was a splendid success, shown in the photos below.
Woodbridge Choral Society concert Sunday May 13th
April 29th: the Annual General Meeting took place after the morning service, followed by the chaplaincy lunch.
April 22nd: farewell lunch for Robin and Anita; it was also Rosemary's 90th birthday
The organ has been serviced and is now playing much better. Jan Stakenburg came to Porto from the Netherlands and stayed in his caravan with his wife for a week while he worked on repairs.
Choral Eucharist 15th April 2018
The Christmas Bazaar, 19th November 2017
Remembrance Day Service, 12th November 2017
Talk on November 4th
A Talk organized by the Camara do Porto took place in St James on 4th November. The speakers were Architect Luis Bourbon Aguiar Branco, Richard Delaforce and Nick Holland as Chairman.
Luis Bourbon Aguiar Branco (1965, Porto)
Arquitecto (FAUP,1997), foi Consultor da Divisão do Património Cultural da Câmara Municipal do Porto (1997 a 2007) para desenvolver e coordenar o Inventário do Património Arquitectónico do Porto (IPAP) e o respectivo Sistema de Informação (LOCVS), tendo estado envolvido na produção da Carta de Património do PDM do Porto e noutras iniciativas de valorização e salvaguarda dos valores patrimoniais. Investigador de arquitectura e património, está presente em diversas publicações e é autor do "Mapa Medieval do Porto em 1500" (com apoio científico de J. Ferrão Afonso e Manuel Luis Real), e dos livros "lojas do Porto" e "Olhares sobre a Terra-Mãe". Participa regularmente em exposições, conferências e visitas culturais, e escreve actualmente sobre valores histórico-arquitectónicos da cidade do Porto na revista "O Tripeiro".
Organ and Choral Concert Sunday 29th October
The caterers, after preparing the refreshments.
Harvest Festival Service and Lunch
Dedication of a kneeler, given by Mrs Olivia Perrin in memory of her husband, John.
Her daughter-in-law, Ruth Barrett, embroidered it.
Farewell lunch for Rev Ron & Claire Curtis, 17th September 2017
Lunch and Farewell to Canon Mel and Kasia Smith. Mel celebrated 45 years of service as a priest in the Church of England.
Annual General Meeting 23rd April
The AGM was held after the service and followed by lunch in the Well House.
Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017
The cruise ship Marco Polo sailed from Bristol to the Azores and Madeira before docking in Leixões. This was a Christian Cruise, so about 25 people made their way to St James to join the regular congregation in the Easter Eucharist, then continued to the Well House for refreshments afterwards.
February 26th 2017
Terry Weineck celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday. He offered a delicious curry lunch, which he cooked and served with Annie's help. It was also the last Sunday service at St James for our locum priest Fr. Neil Dawson, who has been with us during February. He conducted a memorable service with a wonderful sermon. His last service will be Ash Wednesday, then he leaves us with our prayers and best wishes.