Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of the British Isles and  Ireland
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[Acts 11:26] 

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St. Helen, Colchester

St. Helen's Shrine

Shrine of St. Helen

How to find us

St Helen's Chapel, St Helen's Lane, Maidenburgh Street, off High Street, Colchester  CO1 1UB 

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Services, Contact and Parish Web Site

Fr. Alexander

Fr. Alexander


Great Vespers: Saturday, 4.30 pm
Matins: Sunday, 9.45 am or (alternate Sundays):-
Hours: 10.15 am
Divine Liturgy: Sunday, 10.30 am

Fr. Alexander Haig
01206 530530
07947 047201

Parish Web Site


(Mission to Colchester)

St. James Anglican Church, Beatrice Road
CO15 1DA

Divine Liturgy: 3rd Saturday, 10.00 am

A hymn to St Helen of Colchester

"Native of our land, according to our fathers, Colchester's Daughter,
after quiet retirement, and at the pinnacle of earthly fame,
fair Mother Helen, venerable and most pious Empress,
in the cause of our holy Faith thou didst hasten to Jerusalem,
and gloriously finding, as treasure buried, the life-giving Cross of our Saviour,
didst raise it high among the rulers of this world:
Now, Holy Equal to the Apostles,
with the most Christian Emperor Great Constantine, thy son,
flower of Britain, citizen of Colchester,
pray for us to Christ our God, that he will save our souls."