• Farewell from Belém

    The Compass Rose Society visit ended with mass and lunch at St. Mary’s Cathedral. About 80 people attended the service and bid adieu to their new friends. Bishop Philip Poole, president of the Compass Rose Society, was the preacher and talked about the need all of us have to share our lives. There was also [...]

Christ the King in Cidade de Deus

On April 5th, Compass Rose visitors went to the Parish Church of Christ the King, in Cidade de Deus (City of God), Rio de Janeiro. There, they were greeted by local parishioners with a Lenten lunch. Representatives of community projects linked with the church were also there. The group arrived just in time to witness [...]

Devastation and relief in the Cuiabá Valley

The final programmed activity for the Compass Rose group was a visit to one of the several areas affected by heavy rainstorms and mudslides which have killed nearly one thousand people and displaced more than twenty thousand. The unusually strong rain, which meteorologists say occur only once in every 350 years, caused entire slopes to [...]

Manger Project and St. Michael and All Angels’ Mission: new beginnings

After lunch the Compass Rose group was taken up the hill to learn more about Anglican Social Action’s new inititative, Manger Project, which is currently housed in the former Boystown campus in Petropolis. Boystown was originally an orphanage partially supported by the government. Over time government policies changed, and institutions were discouraged from keeping independent [...]

The Anglican School of Araras

This morning, Compass Rose Society members took a one and a half hour bus trip to Araras, a district of the Municipality of Petrópolis, where Anglican Social Action (a non-profit organization attached to the Diocese of Rio de Janeiro) keeps a school and a series of social projects. They were greeted by Mr. Carlos José [...]

Opening Presentation

Here is the opening event of the Compass Rose Society visit to Brazil, with a presentation on the life of the Diocese of Rio de Janeiro by the Rt. Rev. Filadelfo Oliveira. The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole, president of the society, also shared a few words about its purpose and objectives. Tomorrow, Compass Rose members [...]

Life in Communion

On Wednesday, April 6 there will be a diocesan reception at 7.30pm in the Cathedral of the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro at which the Revd. Canon Kenneth Kearon, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion will talk about the life of the Communion today and answer questions. The event will be live streamed. Please share [...]

Full Schedule

Saturday, 02/03 Arrivals will be met at the airport throughout the day by diocesan representatives and taken to the hotel in Copacabana 20:00 – A brief orientation meeting for members of the group who have already arrived Sunday, 03/03 Arrivals will be met at the airport throughout the day by diocesan representatives and taken to [...]

An invitation to the people of Rio de Janeiro

The Compass Rose Society was established in 1997 so that individuals, parishes, dioceses, provinces, and organizations throughout the world could help provide much-needed financial support for the work of the Anglican Communion. At the invitation of our Primate, 20 members of the society are making a one-week visit to Brazil next month. The group arrives [...]


The Compass Rose society will be visiting Brazil from April 4th-10th. The visit will start in Rio de Janeiro, where Compass Rose members will be able to know some of the missionary initiatives of the local diocese. Afterwards, they will fly to Belém do Pará, a large city on the mouth of the Amazon River, [...]