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Doncaster Ordinations

AXIOS! On 23rd December in Doncaster, His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan ordained the servant of God Michael Cerghit to the diaconate and the servant of God James Shipgood to the subdiaconate. Both will serve the parish of St Columba and St Kentigern, Doncaster. An album of the ordination pictures is available here.

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Peace in the Middle East Conference

Press Release No:18/41 17 December 2018 Mutual respect is crucial to the peaceful co-existence of religions in the Middle East “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) From 14th to 16th December, the Conference of European Churches and Cumberland Lodge held a conference titled “Towards Peaceful co-existence in […]

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Archdiocesan Conference 2019

Next Year’s Archdiocesan Conference will be from Monday 27th May 2019 to Wednesday 29th May 2019.  The Conference theme will be: “Working in the Lord’s Vineyard – Nurturing Children and Converts in the Faith.”  In 2019 we shall have a new venue:- Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Stone, Staffordshire.  Full details may be found in the […]

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The Pilgrimage to Ilam for St Bertram

The annual pilgrimage to Ilam for St Bertram, organised by Fr Samuel and our Dresden parish, took place on Saturday 4th August 2018.  Here are some pictures of the Liturgy, the Shrine and the Blessing of the Waters.

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Ordination of Deacon Filip to the Priesthood

On Sunday 29th July at the Church of St Dunstan Poole, Sayedna Silouan ordained Deacon Filip Lommaert to the Priesthood.  Pictured here (right) with Fr Filip (centre) and the bishop is the parish priest, Fr Chrysostom.  An album of a  selection of the ordination photos may be found here.  The photographs are copyrighted to Nick Ward […]

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Memory Eternal, Fr Peter!

FUNERAL: Fr Peter’s Funeral took place in York on Tuesday 7th August 2018 in the chapel of the City Cemetery.  Fr Michael (Alexander), Fr Aethelwine (Richards), Deacon David (Hoskin), Fr Gregory (Hallam), Fr Samuel (Carter) and Fr David (Carnelly) officiated.  Fr Peter was laid to rest in the Cemetery.  “Well done thou good and faithful […]

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Sutton Parish Appeal for a new church

The Community of St Fursey is raising funds to convert and add on to a disused police station. The plan is to build a Byzantine style chapel onto the building for the growing community. See here for details of the Appeal … St Fursey Parish Appeal

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Colchester Parish Appeal for St Martin’s Church

Our community in Colchester have launched an appeal to buy an historic Church. Desiring to bring this building back to life as a place of worship, Sayedna Silouan has given his enthuastic support and blessing to accomplish this task for the glory of God. Can you help with your prayers and financial support?  There has […]

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Ireland at the Crossroads

The Irish Republic is at the crossroads.  On 25th May it will vote in a referendum whether or not to repeal an article in its constitution that protects the life of the unborn.  The Orthodox Church stands resolutely opposed to abortion in conjunction with most (but sadly not all) other Christian groups.  In this ARTICLE […]

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5th Anniversary of Abduction – We Continue to Pray

On Saturday 21st April it will be 5 years since the tragic abduction by terrorists of their Emminences Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop John, both of Aleppo in Syria. The Church never ceases to pray for these honourable and courageous men who were on a peace mission when their car was attacked. We pray for forgiveness […]

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