These pictures are from the visit that Bishop André Soares, Bishop of Angola, made to London in July 2013.
During his visit, he met the Archbishop of Canterbury, he preached at the ALMA Sunday service at St Paul’s Cathedral, and had a number of meetings with ALMA Reps. He also visited Liverpool and Derby.
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Bishop André Soares calls on Archbishop Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace 19 July
Bishop Soares at the ALMA Reps meeting at St Vedast on ALMA Sunday 14 July
Sheenagh Burrell shows Bishop Soares some Taize chants
The Alma Reps meeting
The ALMA Sunday service at St Paul’s Cathedral on 14 July, where Bishop Soares preached
The children from St Stephen’s Canonbury leading us all in the Angolan Creed, with actions at the ALMA Sunday service at St Paul's
The ALMA banner in procession at the ALMA Sunday service
The beautifully coloured banners displayed at the front, that were made by Blair Peach Primary School in Southall
Inspecting the banners after the ALMA Sunday service
At a meeting on 16 July with Incumbents with parish links to Angola, at London Diocesan House
Bishop Soares and Peter Southwood
Bishop Soares was presented with a stole during the ALMA Sunday service. It was made by Ann Flett of St Mary’s Stoke Newington, and shows the outline of St Paul's on one side and a map of Angola on the other, with the letters A L M A in gold, around the neck, at the back when worn.
The back view of the stole
Bishop André Soares with Sheenagh Burrell, Helen Doery, Ven. Christopher Cunliffe (Chair of MANNA), and John Tasker
Bishop André Soares at the London Diocesan Synod on 18 July, with Bishop Richard Chartres
Bishop André Soares at the Anglican Communion Office