U.S. EmbassyLisbon, PortugalSecurity Message for (U.S.) CitizensOctober 26, 2016 Media is reporting that airport security employees in Portuguese airports are planning a 24-hour strike on Thursday, October 27th. Although no specific times have been indicated, it appears that the strike will begin at 12:01 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. on October27th. Airport authorities in Portugal have advised customers flying out of Portuguese airports on October 27th to arrive “earlier than usual.” In addition, a gathering is planned to take place at the Association of Security Companies (AES) headquarters on Avenida Álvares, in Lisbon at 2:30 p.m. followed by a march to the Assembly of the Republic located at the Palácio de S. Bento at 4:00 p.m. Information about the strike, gathering, and march can be found at: https://www.ana.pt/en/corporate/press/newshttps://www.publico.pt/economia/noticia/ana-alerta-para-possiveis-perturbacoes-nos-aeroportos-na-quintafeira-1748779
Recently, members of International Women in Portugal (IWP) held a coffee morning in support of Associaçâo Portuguesa de Apoio a Mulher com Cancro da Mama. Contributions of €200 was raised and some beautiful scarves were donated for women to wear who are affected by side effects of chemotherapy.Full details about the event can be found here: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/cascais-live/2016/10/20/iwp-charity-coffee-morning/
On October 4, Oeiras International School, held the annual Duke of Edinburgh Award Ceremony, part of an international project, chaired by His Highness, the Duque of Bragança. The main focus of the afternoon was the participants of the Duke of Edinburgh/Prémio Infante D. Henrique project and their journeys through the Silver, Bronze and Gold awards.Read all about it here: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/lisbon-live/2016/10/13/duke-of-edinburgh-award-ceremony/
A Message from the U.S. Embassy Lisbon, PortugalTaxi Protest in Lisbon Monday, October 10 U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs (U.S.) citizens in Portugal that a taxi protest is scheduled to take place in Lisbon on Monday, October 10 beginning at 08:30. Six thousand taxi drivers are expected to conduct a slow march from Parque das Nações to São Bento. We anticipate fewer available taxis and congested traffic. Please allow for additional time to get to your destination and consider using the metro. Below are news sources announcing the protest:https://www.publico.pt/sociedade/noticia/taxistas-acusam-psp-de-querer-partir-manifestacao-aos-bocados-1746518http://diariodigital.sapo.pt/news.asp?id_news=845122 Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. For additional information, please refer to our website A Safe Trip Abroad.
I'm looking to rent an apartment/small house for maybe 1-3 months around Costa da Caprica, Charneca, Almada etc whilst I house hunt. My budget is 500€ per month. If anyone has anything please get intouch. I would also consider anywhere in or around Lisbon/Cascais etc too. I just need a base at the minute
Whether or not you've heard about IWP (International Women in Portugal) We urge you to use the link to read a newly published article. A celebration of their 25th year was recently held. Within the article is a great synopsis of how the organisation was started and what they continue to offer, including numerous activities and their charitable causes.IWP Celebrates 25yrs
Have you been to the Kum Kapi exhibition at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian? There is a new article and photos just published sharing what members of the IWP found interesting while visiting the exhibition. Take a few minutes to enjoy the article and do plan to visit the exhibition yourself! Lisbon Live: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/lisbon-live/2016/09/14/iwp-visit-to-kum-kapi-exhibition/
A great new article has just been published on Lisbon Live sharing details about a very lively visit taken by IWP members and guests to Companhia das Lezírias. Take a few minutes to read the article, by heading over to Lisbon Live here: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/lisbon-live/2016/09/07/iwp-visit-to-companhia-das-lezirias/
The Chaplaincy representatives and the Churchwardens are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr Frank Sawyer as Chaplain of the Greater Lisbon Chaplaincy, with effect from 1st October. We expect the Chaplain, his wife and two young daughters, to arrive from Canada, their homeland, during the previous week. The Archdeacon, Fr. Geoff Johnston will be here for his licensing, to take place at St. George's Church, on 2nd October at11 o'clock.Background informationThe Rev’d Dr Frank Sawyer and his wife Ginnelle Elliott, whom he married in 1998, are originally from Canada. Frank and Ginnelle have two daughters, Maggie(10) and Pippa (6). Frank completed his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy (1993) and his Master of Divinity (1997) at Trinity College,University of Toronto. While an undergraduate, he served as a reserve officer of the 56th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. Frank was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada (Deacon 1997, Priest 1998) and served as an assistant curate in Toronto before moving with Ginnelle to the United States to minister in education in California, Georgia, Maryland, and most recently Florida. Frank has served as a chaplain, upper division head, and headmaster in Episcopal schools. He has taught theology, religious studies and philosophy. While in California, he earned a Doctor of Ministry (2004) at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. His studies focused on education, developmental psychology, and issues of faith, ethnicity, culture and gender in learning.Frank and his family enjoy travel and living abroad. In 2014-2015, he took a sabbatical from education and served as the Locum Chaplain of Holy Trinity Church in Corfu, Greece, and they also visited Italy, France and England.Frank also taught English in the Czech Republic during a gap year from his university studies and Ginnelle has lived in Italy and England. These experiences abroad confirmed their sense of God’s call to both ministry and family life abroad, leading Frank to take up the post of Chaplain of Greater Lisbon.While he has spent most of his ministry in education, Frank has been engaged liturgically and pastorally in the parishes associated with the schools where he served. In his parish ministry, Frank has enjoyed teaching many Bible study and Christian formation programmes. He has also led many school and parish charitable efforts from work in soup kitchens to environmental conservation. Frank was most recently the Head of Upper School and Chaplain at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy in Fort Pierce, Florida. This past year Frank stepped in as the Locum of St. Andrew’s Church for nearly three months between the retirement of the Rector and the appointment of the Interim Rector, an experience that further pointed him towards a return to parish ministry. Frank is excited to return to the Diocese in Europe with its unique challenges and opportunities of ministering to English-speaking Christian communities abroad. Frank looks forward to ministering to the Greater Lisbon Chaplaincy and sharing the Gospel with the English-speaking community.
An update about English Catholic Mass services by Fr. Jovito Osalvo.Following the closure of Corpo Santo Church in October 2015, English-language Masses in downtown Lisbon are now held at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Church of N.S. Conceição Velha in Rua da Alfândega, which runs eastward from the top of the Praça do Comércio.This has been made possible by the approval by the Diocese of Lisbon of an English-speaking Community in Central Lisbon, under the leadership of Fr. Jovito Osalvo, a member of the Divine Word Missionaries. Celebrants at this Mass also include African and Portuguese priests, all English speaking and all serving a lively and friendly community which gives a warm welcome to visitors to Lisbon and residents alike.Please visit our What's On calendar of events to stay up to date: https://www.angloinfo.com/lisbon/events/listing/lisbon-english-speaking-catholic-mass-019-11627
Just published is the write up of the British Empire Award presentation to David Thomas, from HM the Queen, held at the British Ambassador’s residence on 27 July. The award is an acknowledgement of the many hours of voluntary work of which David has gifted communities through Safe Communities. The full article with photos may be read here: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/algarve-live/2016/07/29/british-empire-award-presented-to-david-thomas/.
A very interesting article came to our attention and we'd like to share it with our readers. Did you know that The Royal Navy a had tradition of issuing its sailors with a tot of rum twice daily? That tradition changes numerous times over the years until finally it was abolished on 31 July 1970. Photos and a good story make this an interesting read and we hope you'll visit http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/july-31-1970-black-tot-day-for-british-sailors-as-royal-navy-discontinues-daily-rum-ration-11363995197976 to read the full article.
Hello, we are looking at moving to Lisbon for 6 months and want to look at Cascais, Belem and maybe Paco de arcos. Where do you start looking for apartments. We'd need a 3 bedroom place.. Can anyone recommend an estate agent or house forum? Presumably Airbnb will be too expensive for a long period of time?