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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London at St. Botolph

St. Botolph's London

An Ordination at St. Botolph's

How to find us

The community worships in St. Botolph's Church in the City of London, Bishopsgate  EC2M 3TL.   Map 

Services, Contact and Parish Web Site


Divine Liturgy: Sunday, 11.00 am

Fr. Alexander Tefft
07745 478767
Fr. Alexander
Fr. Alexander
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St. Botolph Parish Web Site


London, St. George's Cathedral *

Iconostasis Cathedral

The Iconostasis at St. George's Cathedral

* The Cathedral of St. George is separate from the Deanery for administrative reasons only.

How to find us

St. George's Cathedral
1A Redhill Street
London  NW1 4BG
(on the corner of Albany Street)    Map

The nearest Underground Station is Great Portland Street.  Albany Street runs due north of the station.

Services, Contact and Cathedral Web Site

Great Vespers (Saturday): 5.30 pm
Sunday Matins: 10.30 am
Divine Liturgy: 11.00 am

Fr. Samir Gholam

0208 942 9676
07801 668785
Fr. Samir
Fr. Samir
Fr. Deacon Naim El-Hage

07752 563244

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Cathedral Web Site
Fr. Deacon Naim
Fr. Deacon Naim