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We are an Orthodox church in the Archdiocese of Thyateira under the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The main services are in Greek.  As an Orthodox Church, we welcome Orthodox Christians of whatever background. We are a very diverse community with members from many parts of the world. Depending on the composition of the congregation English, Romanian, Church Slavonic and even Arabic may be also used during services. 

We also welcome all visitors to our Divine Liturgy. While Holy Communion may only be received by prepared Orthodox Christians, our nonOrthodox guests are welcome to join us for receiving blessed bread at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

Our clergy are Protopresbyter Fr Nicholas Kokkinos (priest in charge) and Deacon Fr David Somalis. They are supported by an amazing team of volunteers; could you be one of them?

The Sunday Service starts at 8.30 am with Matins (Orthros) and the Divine Liturgy commences at around 10.00 am. The Divine Liturgy finishes at 11.30 am (unless otherwise stated). 

If there is a  weekday service for a Feast, it would start at 8.30 am and finish at around 11.00 am. 

Please note that the time church services finish is approximate as there may be a service to commemorate the departed (mnimosino) or the living (eorti).

For baptisms, weddings, funerals, memorial services, house blessings, churching of babies, bringing Holy Communion to the sick and homebound and visiting the grave of a loved one in a nearby cemetery, please email or ring to make an appointment and get further instructions or speak to the parish clergy or a member of the Church Committee after the service. Such services can be celebrated in whatever language is most suitable for the families and communities concerned: English, Greek, Romanian, Slavonic.

After the Sunday Service tea, coffee and various refreshments used to be served at the Church Hall. This has now been suspended due to the Covid-19 Regulations; we do hope and pray it will start again when it is safe to do so.

Please come and worship with us whenever you can. This is the greatest possible contribution you can make to the life of our community. We would always be grateful for your prayers so that with God's grace we may continue to serve his people in the area.

 For details of other services offered by our church click here.