Leadership & Oversight

Local Leadership here in the Algarve

We have a team of dedicated people who oversee the running of the church here in Portugal. With two Worship Sites some roles are congregation specific and some oversee the whole body of the church. Our Clergy are both voluntary (non-stipendiary) but we are currently looking to grow into a full time stipendiary Rector. Below you will find some of the key people who currently serve in leadership here in the Algarve.

Rev Mike Clarkson

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Priest
All Saints Almancil

Mike was born the son of an army officer and therefore established a pattern of travel and adventure early. He has first degrees in English and History (University of California) and graduate degrees in Law (Loyola University) and Theology (Oxford). After spending fifteen years as an International Lawyer and Corporate Executive in an International Engineering and Construction Company, Mike trained in England for the ministry (Wycliffe Hall.) He has helped establish four church plants (two from HTB in London). He and Linda have been married since 1969 and they have two sons and five grandchildren all living in the UK. They have lived in Turkey, the Netherlands, Oman, the UK, South Africa, the US and now in Portugal. Linda is an internationally competitive triathlete and both enjoy a variety of sports, reading, friendships and exploration. Mike and Linda retired in 2016 and are thoroughly enjoying their new adventure in the Algarve.

Fr Paul Luckman

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Priest
All Saints Lagoa

Paul has been a member of All Saints since its inception. He trained at St John’s and the London Bible College. He was ordained and Priested at Lagoa where he has served from the beginning of the Lagoa ‘parish’. He and his wife Madeline have a great interest in the healing ministry and a monthly healing service is held at the end of each month with the anointing of Holy Oil. He is a firm believer in the sacraments, and Holy Communion is served every Sunday. He has been resident in Portugal since 1973 and is the publisher of a national English language newspaper. He has four children and four grandchildren ranging in age from one year up to 19 years old. Paul is supported by two licensed Readers, Kurt and Maurice.

Jenny Wills

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Chair
All Saints Church Council

A former teacher living in Devon and teaching in Cornwall, Jenny retired to the Algarve with her husband Steve in 2003. She has a son and daughter-in-law and two lovely grandchildren that she would like to see more of but she is grateful for communication technology to enable them to spend time together across the miles. Jenny leads a full and rewarding life here painting, singing, making music and enjoying this beautiful country. She was a founder member of All Saints and over the years being part of the All Saints family has brought much joy, many friendships and challenges and an opportunity to grow in her faith. “It is important to me to be able to share this with others,” she says, “and I am excited to be part of our latest commitment to introduce people to the Alpha Adventure which is a great move for reaching out to others in the Algarve.”

Sue Moore

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Treasurer
All Saints Church Council

Sue is Married to Terry, they have three children Matthew, Aaron and Rebekah and three grandchildren plus several step-grandchildren. Terry and Sue have had a varied church life over the years, and although they are both Anglicans by tradition, they have worshipped in churches of several different denominations, following God’s leading. They thank God for the privilege of the gift of music and the ability to share it. Moving to Portugal was another great privilege and an adventure that they are glad God is allowing them to have. Terry and Sue have met many lovely people here, mainly through church, and really enjoy being so actively involved.

Ann Stubbings

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Church Secretary
All Saints Church Council
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Ann is our secretary and also the Worship Leader for our Almancil congregation and Choir Mistress. In her pre-Algarve working life she worked as a secretary in the legal and catering worlds. Ann currently works within the tourism industry and is looking forward to retiring and doing more within the church.

Janet Martin

Warden
Almancil

Bob Chesters

Warden
Lagoa

Rt Rev Andy Lines

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Missionary Bishop for GAFCON UK and Europe

Andy is married to Mandy and they have three adult children. Andy, following his conversion as a teenager at summer camps, served in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment from 1979 – 88. While serving in the Army, Andy was seconded to Operation Raleigh and led a team of 28 young people in bridge building, water improvement and medical work in remote jungle settlements in north-eastern Peru, helping Christian refugees from the civil war. On leaving the Army, Andy and Mandy studied at All Nations Christian College. After six months’ language learning in Spain, they went to Paraguay in 1991 under the auspices of the South American Mission Society where he became the director of the Diocesan Bible Institute in Asunción (CALEB), co-ordinating and teaching Bible courses for the church’s lay and ordained leaders. He and Mandy were also involved in teaching on biblical marriage principles. He taught the Bible at a bilingual Anglican school for pupils, staff and parents. He was ordained whilst pastoring the English-speaking congregation of St. Andrew’s, Asunción. They left Paraguay in late 1999. Andy took over as General Secretary of the mission society Crosslinks (formerly BCMS) in October 2000 (changed to Mission Director/CEO in 2008). From 2003 Crosslinks was involved in supporting Anglican churches in England that were, for good reasons, unable to work within the Church of England. He left Crosslinks in September 2018. Andy enjoys military history, Spanish-speaking, cycling, rugby, second-hand bookshops, and amateur dramatics. Andy and Mandy live in South West London. In June 2017 Andy was consecrated GAFCON Missionary Bishop for Europe to provide oversight for Anglican churches outside the formal Anglican structures in the Anglican Network in Europe. In July 2020 he was asked to provide oversight for the congregations of All Saints Algarve on behalf of the Eglise Anglicane du Rwanda (EAR).

The Most Rev Dr Laurent Mbanda

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Archbishop of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda

Laurent Mbanda was enthroned as the fourth Archbishop and Primate of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda on 10 June 2018. He was born in Rwanda but spent a large part of his childhood in Burundi. He graduated at the Kenya Highlands Bible College before returning to Burundi, where he was ordained an Anglican priest. He moved to the United States in 1984, where he completed course work for an MA in Missiology at the Fuller Seminary's School of World Missions, in Pasadena, an MA in Christian Education at Denver Seminary and a PhD at Trinity International University, in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been a long-time supporter of GAFCON, since he attended their first meeting in Jerusalem, in June 2008 and now holds the position of Vice Chairman of GAFCON. Archbishop Mbanda has continued to maintain the support and episcopal oversight of All Saints and appointed Bishop Andy Lines as his episcopal delegate in July 2020.