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March clergy meeting

On the Saturday of Cheesefare Week, 9th March 2019, the clergy of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland, under the presidency of His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan, met at the Cathedral of St George for their meeting. After prayer in honour of St Theodore of Tarsus, patron of our Archdiocese, various […]

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Visit of Sayedna to the Parish of Saint Botolph, London

Report by Fr Alexander Tefft On the Sunday of Zacchaeus, 27 January, Metropolitan Silouan visited St. Botolph’s in London in order to ordain Alexandru Radu Pop to the rank of subdeacon. A bishop’s visit to our parish, even within the same city, is challenging to a far-flung congregation of mostly young adults. Proportionally the poorest […]

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Pastoral visit to Colchester

Over this past weekend, 2nd-3rd March 2019, Sayedna Silouan made a pastoral visit to Colchester and the Parish of St Helen.  This coincided with two happy events, the renewal of the community’s appeal to raise funds to buy larger premises in the centre of the town for their growing parish and the 80th birthday of […]

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Sayedna’s visit to Norfolk community in local news

Sayedna Silouan’s 9th-10th February pastoral visit to our community in Norfolk, St Fursey’s, has been highlighted in local news reporting: the North Norfolk News reported the joyful occasion. See the North Norfolk News website for the story.  

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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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