Igreja Evangélica Presbiteriana de Portugal
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Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Portugal
Rua Tomás de Anunciacao 56, 1.° Dto.
1350-328 Lisboa
Portugal (Europe)
Telephone: +351 213 974 959
Fax: +351 213 956 326
Email: office@jepp.org

Address-No.: 13248 / 6380

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.igreja-presbiteriana.org
Languages of the website: Portuguese

In the 1940s the first efforts toward forming a national church were made among the Presb communities. One of the promoters was Pastor Natanael Emmerich, who had come from Brazil to serve the congr in Lisbon. On May 12, 1947, the statutes for an Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Portugal were adopted, and on October 31,1952, the first synod was held. The church also included the majority of the Congreg churches. The new church enjoyed the strong support of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA. Dr. Michael P. Testa (1912-1981), a missionary sent from the USA, was of great help in solving initial problems. A theological seminary was opened in 1946; it serves all Prot churches. A new situation arose with the Second Vatican Council. In 1966 the church started the Centro Ecumenico Reconciliaçao in Figueira da Foz, a place for encounters and consultations also containing an important social community project.

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Statistic data of church

total: 1350
(conventionally): 27
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 15
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 52
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
22 community councils, 4 regional councils (Presbytery), 1 Synod
Official languages
  • Portuguese
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Partner churches

International assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 01.03.2006
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