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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Registered Charity Number: 1175538

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

'... And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch'

Acts 11:26

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20th Anniversary at St Aidan’s, Manchester


On Sunday 23rd October 2016 the parish of St Aidan, Manchester celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the consecration of its temple at the hand of the former bishop of thrice blessed memory, His Grace, Gabriel (Saliby) (on 20th October 1996),

Pictured with Fr Gregory cutting the cake are (left to right): Dwynwen East (who originally spotted the church for sale), Elizabeth Wilson (the widow of Michael Wilson who with a friend, David, built the iconostasis, Reader Benedict Broomhead and Subdeacon Peter Bateman – all founder members of the parish.

Archdiocesan Conference 2017 – TWO ROOMS LEFT!


This will take place from the afternoon of Monday 29th May 2017 (arrivals from 3pm) to Wednesday lunchtime 31st May 2017 (departures at 2pm) at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire (DE55 1AU).  We are delighted that Sayedna Silouan will be present.


The Theme of the Conference will be “Ordering Divine Worship.”  We shall explore most (if not all!) the services of the Church and how they should offered in the parishes.  Although the talks will be prepared by the clergy, these will be blessed by Sayedna Silouan so that we can be sure that in future we are following the tradition of Antioch in these matters.

Although you might think that subject matter would be only of interest to clergy, servers and chanters, this is very far from being the case.  The talks will have something for everybody and, indeed, everyone is welcome!

Demand for spaces is likely to be high so please act now.  There are reduced rates for children, a £10 discount for early bookers and a bursary for those who may need a little financial help.


Archdiocesan Calendar (English) 2017

calendar-fc028If you would like to order a copy or copies of our Archdiocesan Calendar (English only) 2017, please contact Fr Gregory on:-


The parishes have an initial supply so if you fit that category, please contact your parish priest first.

The Calendar contains 12 beautiful pictures of Sayedna’s visits to parishes from the time of his arrival in the Archdiocese together with saints days and fasting information.