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Diocesan Parishes and Missions

While a relatively small Diocese, our Church thankfully has parishes in various parts of the British Isles, including communities in England, Wales, Ireland and North Ireland. As a missionary Church, we are committed to opening new parishes and starting missions in other parts of the Isles as God provides the opportunities and resources to do so.

Most of our parishes serve in a variety of languages, the most common being English and Church Slavonic — the specifically liturgical form of old Russian. All our parishes are committed to welcoming all who wish to come, whatever your linguistic or cultural background, and we strive to include as many languages as possible in places where we have multi-linguisted communities (such as Romanian, Greek, French and Bulgarian in some of our communities).

The Diocesan Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs

Holy Dormition Cathedral
57 Harvard Road, Chiswick
London, W4 4ED

Liturgical languages: Primarily Slavonic with some English.

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Parish of St John of Shanghai, Colchester, Essex

St John's Orthodox Church
Military Road
Colchester, Essex, CO1 2AN

Liturgical languages: English, Slavonic and Romanian

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Parish of St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Wallasey, Merseyside

St Elisabeth's Orthodox Church
Rake Lane Cemetery
Rake Lane, Liscard, Wallasey. CH45 5DE

Liturgical languages: Primarily English with some Slavonic and Greek

Website: St Elisabeth's Orthodox Church

'Little Church' of St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Birkenhead

Little St Elisabeth's Orthodox Church
58 Shrewsbury Road
Prenton, CH43 2HY

Liturgical languages: Primarily English with some Slavonic

Services: This is the 'lesser church' attached to the main Parish Church of St Elizabeth the New Martyr in nearby Wallasey. Occasional Liturgies and Divine Services are held here, as announced on the main parish's website. Always check beforehand! Sunday Liturgies are always served in the main church, rather than here.

Church of the Theotokos, 'Joy of All Who Sorrow', Mettingham

The Church of the Mother of God: The Joy of All Who Sorrow
The College of Our Lady of Mettingham
The White House, Mettingham, Suffolk, NR23 1TP

Liturgical Language: English

Website: Mettingham Orthodox Trust

Parish of St John of Shanghai, Belfast

St John's Orthodox Church
202-204 Antrim Rd
Belfast, BT15 2AN
(The Parish has for the time being moved into the church hall at the side of the church.)

Liturgical language: English with some Church Slavonic

Website: stjohnofshanghaibelfast.org

Community of St Edmund, Bury St Edmunds

St Edmund's Orthodox Community
St John's Church
St John Street
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1 SJ

Liturgical Languages: English and Slavonic

Tel: 01394 273820
Contact: Marina Kralina  : mkralina@yahoo.com

Church of St Alexander Nevsky, Norwich

Liturgical Languages: Slavonic, Romanian and English

Tel: 01394 273820

Contact: Kristina Butkute: 07423617462

Website: www.norwichorthodoxchurch.org.uk

Monastic Chapel of the Holy Unmercenary Healer Panteleimon

70 Jaywick Lane
Essex CO16 8BB

Liturgical language: English

Church of Saint Colman of Oughaval, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Eire

St Colman's Orthodox Church
The Abbeyleix Road
1km from Stradbally, Co. Laois

Liturgical language: Slavonic and English

Services: Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 10:00 *Services are held on a frequent basis at St Colman's, though not every Sunday. For specific details of services and all other enquiries, please contact the parish administrator: Mr Adrian Cosby Parish Administrator Address: Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois, Ireland. Telephone: 353 502 251 60)

Website: St Colman's Orthodox Church, Stradbally


Chapel of the Life-Giving Spring, Walsingham

The Chapel of the Life-Giving Spring
Within the Anglican Shrine at Walsingham
(Directions may be found here.)

Liturgical language: English

The Chapel of the Life-Giving Spring is served by Father Phillip Steer of the Moscow Patriarchate, and all enquiries should be directed to him.

Parish of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Cheltenham

The Parish of the Holy Prince Vladimir
St John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church
Bentham Lane, Bentham, Cheltenham, GL3 4UG 

Liturgical language: Slavonic and English

Webpage: http://www.russianchurchcheltenham.org.uk

Parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Cardiff

Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas
The University Church
Nazareth House
Colum Road, Cardiff CF10 3UN

Liturgical Language: Slavonic and English

Website: The Parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Cardiff

Mission of St Nicholas, Liverpool

Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas
Pier Head, Liverpool

Liturgical Language: English and Slavonic

Website: Russian Orthodox Mission, Liverpool


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