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Church Open Days during September
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 - 12:30;
14:00 - 16:00
We have arranged for an expert to give an environmental workshop on 30th September at 16:00 in the Well House. We will focus on what we as individuals can do to improve the grave situation the world faces.
for more information.
In the autumn the film evenings will resume.
This has now started and will meet online at 19:00 on Wednesdays. Please contact
Fr Colin Jones email
| mobile: +351 910 423 704
for details of how to join. You can use this number for WhatsApp.
Sunday 8th October: Harvest Festival
followed by the
Second Sunday Harvest Lunch supporting the Salvation Army Harvest Appeal
Please bring donations of non-perishable foods to the service
Pot Luck Lunch: people bring in plates of food to share.
Monday 30th October 20:30
As a first presentation of their forthcoming concert in the music festival Temporada S Roque in Lisbon, Capella Duriensis will perform an open rehearsal at St James on Monday 30th October at 8.30 pm.
The open rehearsal gives insights into the final steps in preparation for a professional choral concert. All the works will be performed without a break, and corrections will be brief, informative and addressed also to the audience so that everyone can understand the working process.
The programme itself features ancient chants taken from manuscripts in the archives of S Roque church, also motets and a Missa written by celebrated composers of the Portuguese Renaissance, Manuel Cardoso and Filipe de Magalhães. Organ improvisation plays a large role in this programme with fantasias being created around the included Gregorian chants, and we will finish with a hauntingly beautiful work by 20th century Russian composer Galina Grigoryeva, On Leaving.
There will be no charge for entry but a collection for St James will be held. Refreshments will be on sale after the performance. Capella Duriensis have performed at St James before and are wonderful. Please come along.
2nd November Thursday Sung Eucharist for All Souls Day12th November Remembrance Sunday
10:45 Act of Remembrance at War Memorial
11:00 Sung Eucharist
Ponte de Lima
Sung Eucharist at Travessa de Linhares, 56 (yellow House)
The next Eucharist will be celebrated in Gondarem on Saturday 28th October at 15:00
The mobile version of Google Maps doesn't locate this properly, so head for Linhares, near the R Minho and the Spanish border.
Once there try the link again; if that still doesn't work you can try using these two screen shots:
If you are planning to attend, please contact Angus McDougall +351 934 083 103 or email for more information
If you are walking the Caminho to Santiago de Compostela, you may stay in the
A prayer for those who have died from the Coronavirus
Loving and merciful God,
we pray for the souls of all who have died during the Coronavirus pandemic;
for those of all ages, young and old, whose lives have been cut short;
for those who through difficult circumstances died alone;
for those whose death was sudden and with no time to prepare for it.
we hold up these precious lives to you,
giving thanks for the love that has been given and received.
May they be granted peace, now and forever.
If you wish to visit the church or cemetery, please try the caretaker, Cecília Teixeira
Mobile: 917647825 Tel: 226064989; speak in Portuguese.