St Simon & St Jude, Angola

Since 2008 we have been twinned with the parish of St Simon & St Jude, Namacunde, Cunene province, southern Angola. This ‘twinning’ was arranged through ALMA, the partnership of the Anglican churches in Angola, London and Mozambique. For more information about ALMA and the history of the Anglican church in Angola, go to www.almalink.org.

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Celebration of Communion in Namacunde

In June 2010 Fr Simon Brandes and Simon Morgan, one of our parishioners, travelled to Namacunde to find out more about St Simon & St Jude (referred to in Namacunde as St Simon & St Judas). The stories and images brought back by them to Chiswick show a wonderfully strong and vibrant worshipping community, with people living their faith daily in circumstances very different to those here in West London. We hope that this visit marks the beginning of a growing friendship between our respective parishes.