What to expect on a Sunday

We hope you will find answers to your main questions below, but if you still have questions, please feel free to Contact us.

How do I find the church?

We worship in two locations on a Sunday, Almancil and Lagoa, and during the week have a number of other meetings throughout the Algarve.  You can find directions and a google map on the Finding Us page.

What are the services like?

We aim to make our worship services accessible and inclusive.

We follow a clear and simple format similar to other Anglican churches worldwide. This may include Communion, prayer, reminders of our beliefs and a talk based on a passage from the Bible. Our musicians lead us in a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary songs of worship and occasionally we have a choir.

There are slight variations in style in each location and from time to time depending on the season and local events. All services welcome guests and those looking for a new church home.

During this time of Covid-19, some of our services are in one of our physical locations and some are virtual on line through the medium of Zoom. These can be accessed by phone, tablet or computer from any location with suitable WiFi access. Please contact the church by phone or email for details of day, time and access code. If you have never attended church in this way, please come and see. We think you will find it fascinating and helpful.

How long will the service last?

The morning services normally last between 60 and 70 minutes.

At the end of the service we normally gather at a local café for refreshments, for those who wish to stay. This would be a great opportunity for you to get to know us better and we'd love to have you join us.

Is there plenty of parking?

There is plenty of parking at both locations.

Is there disabled access to the church?

People with disablities are very welcome, the venue at ASCA in Almancil has a lift from the ground floor and we have a ramp for the venue in Lagoa.

What time do I need to arrive?

The morning service starts at 10:30 in Almancil and 11:00 in Lagoa. To allow yourself time to find your way and get settled we would recommend you arrive between 10 and 15 minutes before the service starts.

What happens when I arrive?

When you arrive you will be welcomed by one of our members.

The layout of the church makes it easy to get around and there are always plenty of people who will be happy to help you find your way. Don't be afraid to ask; it's a great way to meet people.

There are no reserved seats so feel free to sit wherever you feel most comfortable.

Do I need to bring any money?

During the service we take up an offering from our regular congregation towards the ongoing work of the church and our support of mission and Christian compassion.

Please do not feel obliged to contribute if you are visiting.

What should I wear?

When you come and spend some time with us at All Saints, we want you to feel comfortable and at ease.
You will see adults and children wearing everything from jeans and t-shirts to suits and ties so please don't feel you need to "dress up", just come as you are.

Will there be something for my children?

Normally we have Sunday school for the children, but due to Covid19, this is just not possible at this time.

Will there be a translator if I don't speak English?

All our services are conducted in English, however if you don;t have good English please let us know and we can provide someone to help you during the service.