Expat groups and clubs in Portugal - Part II

Expat groups and clubs in Portugal - Part II

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There are many excellent opportunities to get in involved in expat groups in Portugal. Part Two of our guide lists Activists, Addiction Support Groups, Charities, Churches, Educational Institutions/Schools, Retirement Homes, and Homes for the Disabl


Amnesty International

Address: Av Infante Santo, 42, 2e, 1350-179 Lisbon

Tel: (+351) 21 386 1664/ +351 21 386 1652

Fax: (+351) 21 386 1782 

Email: aiportugal@amnistia-internacional.pt

Website: www.amnistia-internacional.pt/

Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally recognized human rights.



Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: (+351) 21 716 2969

Email: info@aaportugal.org

Website: www.aaportugal.org

AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.



Riding for the Disabled

Address: Casal S. Bras, Rua de Sto. Antonio, Areia 2750-066 Cascais

Tel: (+351) 96 2337 668

Fax: (+351) 21 484 4082

Riding for the Disabled, Cascais, operates seven times each week and cares for some seventy physically or mentally handicapped children and young adults. The association is charitable, and relies solely upon donations and from the subscriptions of the membership.


The British Charitable Fund

Contact the British Community Council for more information:

Email: info@bcclisbon.org

Website: www.bcclisbon.org/

Established in 1827.  Provides financial assistance to British citizens in proven need and resident in the Lisbon consular district which includes the islands of Madeira and Aτores, the Algarve, Alentejo and as far north as Guarda.  Totally dependent upon charitable donations.

The Royal British Legion, Portugal Branch

Address: Rua Pedro Nunes, 24, 10A, 2780-142 Oeiras

Tel: (+351) 96 468 6183 / 91 330 4828

Website: www.portugal.legionbranches.net

Dedicated to caring for men and women who have served in the British Armed Forces and their dependents. Membership of the Royal British Legion is open to all serving and ex serving members of the British Armed Forces, their families, dependents, and to anyone who shares in the Legion's aims.


The Women's Royal Voluntary Service

Email: wrvsportugal@gmail.com

The WRVS exists to care for people in need.  The WRVS in Lisbon is the only overseas branch of the organisation and relies entirely on locally generated funding.  It has a membership of over a 100, all working on a voluntary basis. Help includes visiting elderly, shopping, knitting, collecting and distributing clothes and fundraising events for local charities.  Volunteers are always welcome.


Trash & Treasure

Address: Praca do Junqueiro 5-B, Junqueiro,?2775-597 Carcavelos, Cascais

Tel: (+351) 21 457 3419

A charity shop in Praca do Junqueiro, Carcavelos (behind the Hotel Praia Mar) since 1973.  Items are accepted on a "commission sale" (30 % of the selling price goes to charitable causes) and donations are always welcomed.



Irish Dominican Fathers (Roman Catholic)

Address: St. Mary's Parish Centre, Rua do Murtal 368, 2765-541 Sao Pedro do Estoril

Contact: Father Gus Champion

Tel: (+351) 21 467 3771

Fax: (+351) 21 466 4659

Website: www.irishdominicansinportugal.com 

English-language Masses are celebrated every Sunday at their three Mass Centres in the Greater Lisbon area.


St. Andrew's Church of Scotland

Address: Rua Arriaga 13, Lisbon

Tel: (351) 218 043 410

Website: www.standrewslisbon.com

Main service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday (Sunday School and creche facilities available).


The Anglican Chaplaincy of St. George

Address: Rua Sao Jorge 6 (Estrela), 1250-235 Lisbon

Tel: (+351) 21 468 3570

Website: www.lisbonanglicans.org

St. George's Church Lisbon. Main service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday (enter from British Cemetery, gate opposite Jardim da Estrela).


The Anglican Chaplaincy of St. Paul

Address: Av. dos Bombeiros Voluntarios, 2765-202 Estoril

Tel: (+351) 21 468 3570

Fax: (+351) 21 469 2303

Website: www.lisbonanglicans.org

St. Paul's Church Estoril. Main service at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday (behind Hotel Paris).


The Salvation Army

Address: Exercito da Salvacao, Rua Dr. Silva Teles, 16, 1050-080 Lisbon

Contacts: Lt. Colonels Gordon & Susan Daly?

Tel: (+351) 21 780 2930 Fax: (+351) 21 780 2940

Website: www.exercitodesalvacao.pt

The Salvation Army's stated aims include 'the advancement of the Christian religion, of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole'.



The International Preparatory School

Address: Rua da Lagoa, Bicesse, 2645-344 Alcabideche

Tel: (+351) 21 457 0149

Fax: (+351) 21 457 3501

Website: www.ipsschool.org

The International Preparatory School (IPS) is a private coeducational day school offering English primary education to children from 18 months to 11 years of age. It is located in Carcavelos, half way between Lisbon and Cascais, within easy reach of Carcavelos railway and bus stations. IPS has an average enrolment of 180 children in 10 classes from Playgroup to and including Year 6.


The International School of the Algarve

Address: Apartado 80, 8400-400 Lagoa, Algarve 

Tel: (+351) 28 234 2547 

Fax: (+351) 28 235 3787 

Email: geral@eialgarve.com 

Website: www.internationalschoolofthealgarve.com 


Frank C. Carlucci American International School Lisbon

Address: Rua Antonio Dos Reis, 95, Linho, 2710-301 Sintra 

Tel: (351) 21 923 9800 

Fax: (351) 21 923 9899 

Email: info@caislisbon.com 

Website: www.caislisbon.com


Oeiras International School

Address: Fundicao de Oeiras - Edificio OIS, Rua da Fundicao de Oeiras, 2780-057 Oeiras

Tel: (+351) 211 935 330 or 331

Fax: (+351) 211 952 460

Website: www.oeirasinternationalschool.com

A new IB Diploma authorised International Baccalaureate World School where students will become progressively more responsible for their learning process. 


Queen Elizabeth's School

Address: Rua Filipe Magalheas n. 1, 1700-194 Lisbon 

Tel: (+351) 21 841 0140;

Fax: (+351) 21 841 0149

Email: info@qes.pt

Website: www.qes.pt  

St. Dominic's International School

Address: Rua Maria Brown, Outeiro de Polima, 2789-506 S. Domingos de Rana

Tel: (+351) 21 444 0434

Fax: (+351) 21 444 3072

Website: www.dominics-int.org

Accredited by ECIS - European Council of International Schools, NEASC - New England Association of Schools and Colleges, IBO - International Baccalaureate Organisation, Nom DODD's Cat. A School. Age range 3 to 18 years.


St. James's Primary School

Address: Rua dos Depositos de Agua 339, Cobre, 2750-561 Cascais

Tel: (+351) 21 486 4754/5

Fax: (+351) 21 486 4753

St James's Primary School was created out of the need of expansion of St. George's School which has existed since 1960.  It follows the same guidelines, policies and ethos as St. George's School.  It is a primary school where children between the ages of 6 and 10 are prepared for entry to English, American and Portuguese Schools.


St. Julian's School

Address: Quinta Nova, 2776-601 Carcavelos

Tel: (+351) 21 458 5300

Fax: (+351) 21 458 5312

Website: www.stjulians.com

The school offers an education based on the English National Curriculum to some 1000 girls and boys from the ages of 3 to 18. There are 45 nationalities represented at St. Julian's. The teaching staff are all qualified teachers from Britain, Portugal and four other countries.



The British Retirement Home

Address: Rua Bento Carqueja 43A, Sao Pedro do Estoril, 2765-518 Estoril

Tel: (+351) 21 468 8694

Fax: (+351) 21 467 2906

Website: www.brhportugal.com

The British Retirement Home Association was founded by the British Community in the mid 1980's to create and maintain residential accommodation for elderly people of both British and other nationalities.



The Cheshire Home

Contact: Dra. Maria Vitoria Rego

Address: Lar da Boa Vontade, Av. do Loureiro 251, 2775-599 Carcavelos, Cascais

Tel: (+351) 21 457 2696

Fax: (+351) 21 457 9082

Home for 32 residents, men and women.  The committee are all volunteers and the home has 25 full-time workers including a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a part-time nurse.

Sources: Office of Overseas Schools, Department of State listing of American International Schools, www.state.gov/m/a/os/index.htm; British Community Council, www.bcclisbon.org/members.



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