It is thought to have started in the 4th Century by Greek Christians, but some sources say that this festival goes back as far back as 270 CE – who knows?

But one thing we do know is that here in the Algarve on 1 November, 2020 there will be a mighty celebration in the local All Saints Anglican Church as friends, families, Ministers, and anyone who has been associated with the church and the Congregation are invited to join them for their “Name Day” worship.

A special presentation has been crafted plotting the history and direction of All Saints since the historic Concordat that brought them into being in 2008, Bishop Andy Lines will be preaching and members of the church both new and old will be sharing their story of their journey with All Saints.

Special prayers have been written, special music has been selected and a joyous worship service full of light and hope is promised - via the magic of Zoom

Please join us on 1 November. The Service starts at 10.30am, should run for about an hour and is live and interactive on Zoom – so you can be safe, shielded and comfortable in your own home.”

For details on how to join contact: 934 809 369, or email: