A Message from Fr Stephen, our Parish Priest

You will find on our website information about our community, our services and how to find our church.  You will see that we are a diverse community with many nationalities represented in our congregations.  All are welcome, and while many of us come from traditional Orthodox countries – Greece, Cyprus, Romania, the Ukraine, Russia etc., many are British people who have found a home in Orthodoxy.  This is a surprise for some and they may be equally surprised that most of our services are conducted in English, because it is our common language.

Orthodoxy is not an exotic near Eastern phenomenon somehow left behind as a residue of the Ottoman Empire.  It is, quite simply “Christianity”! It is the Church founded by Jesus Christ after his Resurrection, which happened in Palestine, in the near East!  Orthodox Christianity is a wonderful religion, full of joy, hope and excitement. Every year we remember the events of Christ’s life, reflect on the meaning and renew ourselves through experiencing these feasts.

Beauty is very important for us, beauty in the icons, beauty in the church buildings, beauty in the singing, beauty in the services.  We enjoy our Orthodoxy and hope that anyone who visits our community will have their minds opened to the ineffable glory and majesty of God, the Holy Trinity.

Orthodox Christianity is not a theoretical religion of books and study (though we do have plenty of books) but it is something that we LIVE and DO.  It affects the whole of our lives and is certainly not confined to Sundays.  Because it is something that we do, it is only by joining in with that “doing” that people can really understand what Orthodoxy is all about.  So, if you are interested “Come and See!”

For Your Diary
29th February 2020
  • Great Vespers

    29th February 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

1st March 2020
  • Matins / Orthros

    1st March 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Divine Liturgy

    1st March 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Divine Liturgy in Telford

    1st March 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Barclay Court, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8AP, UK

  • Children’s Catechesis | Telford

    1st March 2020  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Barclay Court, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8AP, UK

2nd March 2020
  • St Chad of Lichfield

    2nd March 2020

5th March 2020
  • Intercession Service

    5th March 2020  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    5th March 2020  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

7th March 2020
  • Great Vespers

    7th March 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

8th March 2020
  • Matins / Orthros

    8th March 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Divine Liturgy

    8th March 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

12th March 2020
  • Intercession Service

    12th March 2020  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    12th March 2020  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

14th March 2020
  • Great Vespers

    14th March 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

15th March 2020
  • Matins / Orthros

    15th March 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Divine Liturgy

    15th March 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Children’s Catechesis | Varangian Guard Youth Club

    15th March 2020  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    SY3 7PY, Rocke St, Shrewsbury SY3 7PY, UK

19th March 2020
  • St Alchmund of Derby

    19th March 2020

  • Intercession Service

    19th March 2020  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    19th March 2020  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

21st March 2020
  • Great Vespers

    21st March 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

22nd March 2020
  • Matins / Orthros

    22nd March 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Divine Liturgy

    22nd March 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

25th March 2020
  • Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation

    25th March 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6QP

26th March 2020
  • Intercession Service

    26th March 2020  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    26th March 2020  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6FB, UK

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