Portuguese congregation celebrated

AROUND 100 people gathered at Park Baptist Church in Great Yarmouth recently to celebrate the third anniversary of the establishment of a Portuguese congregation.

AROUND 100 people gathered at Park Baptist Church in Great Yarmouth recently to celebrate the third anniversary of the establishment of a Portuguese congregation.

Those present included members of the English and Portuguese-speaking congregations at Park, and a contingent from the Portuguese congregation at Dereham Baptist Church. The service was led by Rev Leda Schofield, associate pastor at Park.

A music group from Dereham led the gathering in bilingual worship; Louise and Joe Liddament, members at Park, gave a brief history of the Portuguese congregation; and Pastor George Damasceno from Dereham brought a message reminding everyone the ultimate purpose of church is encourage people to seek God.

Refreshments afterwards including some Portuguese specialties


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The Portuguese congregation was established in 2006 as a means of supporting the many Portuguese speakers in Yarmouth. It has seen many encouragements, including the baptism of four members in 2008.

In June a full time Portuguese speaking pastor, Leda Schofield, was appointed to develop the work, and the congregation has grown in recent months. A cr�che run by members of the English congregation during the Portuguese service

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The Portuguese congregation currently meets every Sunday at 4pm. From January 16 the service time will change to Saturdays at 6.30pm. Portuguese speakers are welcome.

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