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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

'... And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch'

Acts 11:26

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These policy and guidance documents are being continually revised.  They are currently in their 6th Edition (August 2015).  Occasional, residual references to the “Deanery” and the “Dean” refer to inherited Church administrative structures and personnel, all of which may radically change over the following months and years.  The frequency of revision, therefore, is certain to increase with the arrival of our first resident Metropolitan and the establishment of new and amended protocols.  There is also the impact of the law of the land to consider.  Compliance issues are significantly increasing at this time.  Bearing in mind these factors it is vitally important to check this page regularly if you are relying on any information published here.  If you have any comments or suggestions for revision we shall be pleased to receive them on the Contacts page or by email.

The files are packaged differently below according to possible usage.  If you would like to receive one or more of the individual PDF’s please email here.

All the Files

Combined Policy Document

Themed Group Packages

Church Administration

Investment (Charity Commission Guidance)

Safeguarding and Complaints

Insurance and Risk Management



Marriage Registration

Parish and Mission Planting

Revision References

Minor edits to Church Planting (23)  [August 2015]