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


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.

July 2017 we received reports that stones had been delivered for the foundations of the new church which we have helped to fund.

July 2018 – please see here for our latest update and see below for a few of the photos taken of the progress made with building works.