In 2008 an evening service started in Lagoa at the Convento de São José, as a need for services further west was recognised. Jackie Nevill and Paul Luckman continued with their studies. Jackie being ordained Deacon in 2007 and Priest in 2008. Both these ordinations took place in Kigali, Rwanda by Archbishop Kolini. Paul was ordained Deacon in 2008 and Priest in 2009 at Lagoa by Bishop Martin Morrison.
Rev Eric & Sue Britt were succeeded, after an interregnum, by Father Joe & Beth Wingo in May 2009 who arrived from Tampa, USA, together with baby Lilly. It was lovely to have a young family in our midst. When Father Joe returned to the USA we were without a priest in charge, but in 2011 Rev Jackie and Fr Paul rose to the challenge and a morning service started in Lagoa and our two congregations were born, in Lagoa and Almancil. We meet together to worship for united services as well as at more informal social events and meetings which help us to keep in touch.
In the absence of a resident priest for Almancil and after several years of being served by many locums at Almancil, who became our friends including Rev John Calvert who was with us for an extended period, Almancil congregation were very pleased in 2018 to welcome Rev Mike Clarkson to take the services at Almancil.
Over the years our Ministry Team has grown: Terry Moore, Kurt Pardon and Maurice Holmes have been admitted as Lay Readers and other lay people have followed a preaching course.
Our friendship with Rwanda continues to grow, with Rev Jackie spending time working there after she retired from All Saints, and other members of our church family having visited on several occasions. Archbishop Kolini was succeeded by Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje and the current Archbishop Laurent Mbanda has continued to support All Saints. Following the death of Bishop John Ellison in 2019, in 2020 Archbishop Laurent Mbanda appointed Bishop Andy Lines, missionary bishop for GAFCON UK and Europe, as his episcopal delegate to All Saints.
The summer of 2020 bought many new challenges with the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, however All Saints embraced technology and started regular online church meetings using Zoom, YouTube and Facebook spearheaded by Colin & Sarah Packer. We even embarked on an Alpha Adventure under the leadership and guidance of Rev Mike & Linda Clarkson and saw 40 people, across 4 groups, regularly join us online for the adventure.