West: Nossa Senhora da Luz at Praia da Luz
Worship in this church is by courtesy of an arrangement with the Catholic Bishop of Faro. This picturesque church is just 200m from the beach on the Avenida dos Pescadores.
Map co-ordinates 37° 5' 8.16N (37.085600), 8° 43' 49.62W (-8.730450)
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Central: Igreja da Misericórdia de Boliqueime
From the N125, locate the roundabout west of the complex roundabout at Fonte de Boliqueime, and take the N270 north towards the centre of the village. Passing a small hotel on your right, take the next left (Rua do Cabo), and after 150m take a sharp right up Rua da Misericordia. The chapel is on your right after 100m, just before the main entrance to the cemetery (on your left).
Map Coordinates: 37deg 07’55.05N (37.1319583°) and 8deg 09’37.79W (-08.1604972°)
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East: St. Luke’s at Palhagueira, near Santa Barbara de Nexe
St. Luke's Church is located in the grounds of the Monte da Palhagueira retirement village. (See link here)
It is located conveniently close to Loulé , Sao Bras de Alportel and Faro. The Village Hall is used for fellowship and refreshments after the Sunday service. The Church stands in an elevated position, in a rural setting , and offers a magnificent vista through its main doors making it especially popular for wedding blessings.
From the North (East or West): Take the N270 Loulé to São Brás de Alportel road. From Loulé, shortly after the Heliport on the left, take the right turn to Gorjões /Santa Barbara. Pass through Gorjões and on entering Palhagueira take the left turn up the hill and the church is on the right. From São Brás de Alportel, take the left turn to Gorjões and continue as above*.
From the South, drive approximately 2km north out of Santa Barbara de Nexe through Aldeia. Go past the road to Bordeira on the right and take the next right turn up the hill, (St. Luke's sign on the corner). The church is on the right.
Map Coordinates: 37deg 07'36.25N (37.126736N) and 7deg 57'’06.82W (-7.951894)
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