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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St. Constantine the Great, York

St. Constantine the Great

How to find us

Directions:- a Google map may be found here.

Services, Contact and Chaplaincy Web Site

Services are held in the Chapel of York St. John University on Sundays at
10 a.m.  Check with web site.

Additional parish meetings are held as and when they can be arranged.

Fr. Aethelwine Richards
Parish Priest
07 958 713413

Contact clergy via Community Web Site (above)
Fr. Aethelwine

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Chaplaincy Web Site
  Fr. Peter Ford
Assistant Priest
07 513 523100
Fr. Deacon Peter

The Parish Web Site maintains an excellent monthly Calendar for observing the saints, feasts and fasts of the Church.  Visit soon!
Fr. Deacon Michael Alexander
Parish Deacon
07 900 817091
Fr. Deacon Michael Alexander