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Ministry snapshots from Portugal

SU took its first steps in Portugal when Pr. Abel Rodrigues shared the vision of the ministry he had found in the Swiss Bible camps and evangelistic missions, and the desire to fulfil a similar work. In 1949 he organised the first Bible camp at Carrascal marking the beginning of this ministry in Portugal.

  • Over the years, SU Portugal’s work has been diversifying and currently there are three main areas of ministry:
  • Publishing daily Bible reading notes for adults, youth & teenagers and children, thrice a year, for the elderly and Christians from Portuguese-Speaking African countries, published annually, and other inspirational and Christian study literature;
  • Bible Camps held at two biblical centres, one at Quintas do Norte (Ovar) and another at Carrascal (Sintra); and

Sports Ministry which promotes value-based recreational and sporting events (KidsGames, TeenGames and FamilyGames’ activities & Max7, Ubabalo and ReadySetGo resources).
In order to accomplish its mission, SU Portugal relies on a vast family of volunteers and a small staff team. SU Portugal has also been developing joint programs with several Christian ministries, such as Portuguese Bible Society, Child Evangelisation Fellowship Portugal and IFES Portugal.

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Contact Details

Uniāo Biblica Portugal

Head Office
Apartado 167
EC Cova da Piedade
P-2806-802 Almada

Tel: +351 212 744 508

União Biblica – Norte
EC Município
Apartado 4440,
P-4007-001 Porto

Tel: +351 226 180 385

Rua Principal, 7 - Morelinho
P-2710-413 Sintra

Tel: +351 219 242 340

Quintas do Norte
Rua da Capela 50 - Quintas do Norte
P-3870-303 Torreira

Tel: +351 234 838 539

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Chairperson: Samuel Cerqueira

National Leader: Vacant

Regional Director: Manuel Paulo Leite

Administration: Gina Valente

Publishing: Maria Celina Figueiredo

Sports Ministry: Pedro Mateus

Carrascal Campsite: Geraldo Gonçalves

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All about Portugal

  • Population


  • Religion

    Roman Catholic 79.5%, Protestant / Evangelical 2.8%, Other Christian 1.6%, Other (Jehovah’s Witness) 1.5%,
    Non-Christian Religions 0.8%, None 14.2%

  • Population under 15


  • Official language

    Portuguese and Mirandese