St George's Church is the only English-speaking Anglican congregation in Lisbon, Portugal. It is at Rua São Jorge 6, north of the Estrela Garden.HistoryIn 1654 a treaty between Oliver Cromwell and John IV of Portugal (signed on his behalf by João Rodrigues de Sá e Menezes, Count of Penaguião) allowed English residents in Portugal to "profess their own Religion in private houses... and that finally a Place be allowed for them to bury their dead". A chaplaincy was established, with services held in the home of the British Envoy. Notable burials in the cemetery include the tomb of the writer Henry Fielding (1707–54).Anglicans in Portugal petitioned for permission to build a church, but until the early 19th century the Portuguese Inquisition prevailed on the monarch not to grant it. A church of St George the Martyr was built in the cemetery in 1882 but burnt down in 1886. The present church was designed by the London-based architects John Medland and Charles Edward Powell and consecrated in 1889. It is a Romanesque Revival building with a narthex, blind arcades and rose window on its west front.The cemetery includes 31 Commonwealth War Graves: five from the First World War and 26 from the Second. 29 are in individual plots; two are in private family vaults. They include members of the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Merchant Navy and British Overseas Airways Corporation.Take a look at our Lisbon trip planner to schedule your visit to St. George Church and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Attended the Anglucan mass, which was conducted in English, in Lusboa Portugal. The architecture was magnificent. You can tour the cemetery which holds the remains of illustrious individuals. Enjoy... more »
It was worth the wait to get in to see the views of the city from the Castle. Lisbon is such a beautiful city and seeing it from above is truly something special. Highly recommend it! more »
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Visiting preferably at the beginning of spring.
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