Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
of the British Isles and  Ireland

"the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch."

[Acts 11:26] 


Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Registered Charity No. 1057533

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After the decision of the Holy Synod of Antioch on 15th October 2013 the communities on this site all belong to the Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland.  The existing charity will serve them until a new charity for the Archdiocese can be set up, ie., after the first Metropolitan Archbishop is elected and enthroned. COMMUNIQUE TEXT.

Fr. Philip

After a recent meeting with the Cathedral Council it was agreed unanimously (as in the Deanery) that Fr. Philip Hall should be our candidate for the first Metropolitan of this Archdiocese, and to be presented as such to the Holy Synod of Antioch in due course. Please pray for him, for us and, of course, for the Holy Synod when it next meets, (probably in June 2014). This historic action in unity of the Deanery and the Cathedral community in London is a cause of great rejoicing for the Antiochian Orthodox communities in the British Isles and Ireland. Now begins the important task of making Fr. Philip better known to those who will bear the important responsibility of making this decision, hopefully next year in June.  We have received supportive references from His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware (English)  (Arabic) and Mother Photina of the Pokrov Skete, (metochion to Valaam), Saint Mars de Locquenay, France (English)  (Arabic).

Arabic Fr. Philip


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All Saints of Lincolnshire, Lincoln


Iconostasis Lincoln 

The Iconostasis and Altar at All Saints of Lincolnshire, Lincoln

How to find us

The community worships in St. Matthias Church, Burton Road, Lincoln  LN1 3TX

Services and Contact


amendment to Newsletter:

Divine Liturgy: Sunday, 10.00 am

Fr. Philip Hall
Parish Priest

01522 681791
07445 516179
Fr. Philip
Fr. Philip
Fr. George Hackney
Assistant Priest

01522 533854
07914 685526

Fr. George
Fr. George
Fr. Deacon Paulinus
Parish Deacon

07976 562318
Deacon Paulinus
Fr. Dn. Paulinus
Parish Web Site  

All Saints of Lincolnshire

All Saints of Lincolnshire


For all that Lincolnshire seems to be a pretty out of the way place, as far as Orthodox Christianity is concerned, it was once a hub of activity and holiness. There are at least 101 Orthodox Saints closely associated with Lincolnshire. One could add many others who passed through (several of them giving their names to places on the way – for example St. Helen who found the Holy Cross and her son St. Constantine who passed this way having become Emperor in York. This is who they are:

St. Oswald (d. 642), St. Ostrythe, St. Ailred (Ethelred) (d. 716), St. Werburgh, Abbess (About 785), St. Chad (d. 672), St. Botolph (d 680) ‘ St. Adulph 680

St. Simon the Zealot, St. Guthlac 673- 714, St. Pega (St. Pea) 719, St. Bertram (8th century), St. Cissa (8th century). St. Etheldritha (Alfreda) (835) Sts. Theodore (Abbot), Askega (Prior), Swethin (Subprior), Elfgete (deacon), Sabinus (Subdeacon), Grimkell, Agamund (Centenarians), Herbert, (Chanter) Egred, Ulric (Servers), St. Egelred and seventy companions 870.   St. Thurketyl (887-975) St. Helen and St. Constantine, St. Hibald (d. 690), St. Paulinus (d. 644), St. Herefrid (d. 747), St. Aethelheard, St. Elwin (Aethelwine), St. Aldwyn (5c),St. Edilhun and St. Egbert, St. Erkenwald (693), St. Werburgh 700, St. Werburg of Mercia 785.

Holy Father and Mothers of Lincolnshire Pray to God for us!