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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland

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Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

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20th Anniversary at St Aidan’s, Manchester


On Sunday 23rd October 2016 the parish of St Aidan, Manchester celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the consecration of its temple at the hand of the former bishop of thrice blessed memory, His Grace, Gabriel (Saliby) (on 20th October 1996),

Pictured with Fr Gregory cutting the cake are (left to right): Dwynwen East (who originally spotted the church for sale), Elizabeth Wilson (the widow of Michael Wilson who with a friend, David, built the iconostasis, Reader Benedict Broomhead and Subdeacon Peter Bateman – all founder members of the parish.