Portugal

Partner Churches

Portuguese Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Partnership History

  • The Presbyterian Church of Portugal can trace its history back to 1838 when a Scottish missionary and doctor opened a small hospital and school and began to preach the gospel in Funchal, Madeira. The first Presbyterian community in Portugal was founded here in 1845
  • Portugal is experiencing a major economic crisis which has caused poverty, unemployment and emigration and this situation has also affected the Portuguese Evangelical Presbyterian Church (IEPP)
  • The IEPP has two social solidarity foundations doing relevant social work recognised by Portuguese society