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 one Worship Site, some roles are congregation specific and some oversee the whole body of the church. Below you will find some of the key people who currently serve in leadership here in the Algarve.

Jenny Wills

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Chair
Christ The King

A former teacher living in Devon and teaching in Cornwall, Jenny retired to the Algarve with her husband Steve in 2003. They have a son and daughter-in-law and two lovely grandchildren and are 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 what God has in store for us in the future as ‘Christ the King’ reaching out to others in the Algarve.”

Sue Moore

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Treasurer
Christ The King
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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
Christ The King
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Ann is our secretary and also the Worship Leader and Choir Mistress. In her working life she worked as a secretary in the legal and catering worlds and latterly within the tourism industry. She is looking forward to retiring and doing more within the church.

Janet Martin

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Church Warden
Christ The King

Janet, a former teacher, is married to David and now lives permanently on the Algarve after visiting for extended periods over the past 20 years. They have two children, a son and daughter, the latter an Anglican Priest in the diocese of Guildford. There are five much loved grandchildren ranging in ages from 21 to 9 years of age. Following David around Europe Janet has always eagerly sort out and found an English speaking church which has become the foundation for their many friendships. Always eager to take an active part in Church life, she has found herself singing in choirs, teaching Sunday School, making tapestry kneelers and as Church Warden partly responsible for buying a new Church building!

Rt Rev Andy Lines

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Missionary Bishop for GAFCON UK and Europe - ANiE

“My principal desire is to see Christ glorified. That is done through people coming to know him through the scriptures, and that requires local churches where he is faithfully proclaimed, and those require godly pastor-teachers to lead them and to teach them. I see my role as enabling people to be in that position.”

Bishop Andy was ordained in Paraguay where he led a pioneering work of encouraging training clergy and lay ministers. From 2000-2018 he served as Mission Director of Crosslinks, a Church of England society enabling mission initiatives in many parts of the world. 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 of which ACE is one of the convocations. 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). 

Now in 2022 as our church becomes a member of ACE churches Bishop Andy continues to be our Bishop.

He is married to Mandy and they have three adult children.



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Christ The King is a member of ACE and, we are happy to say, still under the Episcopal oversight of Bishop Andy Lines. We are very pleased to receive support from others in this new convocation, to work to further the spread of the Gospel in Europe.
 

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Work began in July 2020 by the ANiE Implementation drafting group who developed the Constitution and Canons following the Resolutions made by the Gafcon Primates Council appointing the Rt Rev Andy Lines as the bishop of the Anglican Network in Europe, encompassing the Convocations of the Anglican Convocation in Europe (ACE) and the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE).