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
12th December 2019
  • St. Finnian, bishop of Clonard and founder of Skellig Michael (ca. 549). St. Colman of Glendalough (659). St. Columba of Leinster (548). St. Cormac, abbot (6th C). St. Agatha of Wimborne (790).

    12th December 2019

  • Intercession Service

    12th December 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    12th December 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

13th December 2019
  • St Edburgh of Lyminge, virgin (7th C). St Edburgh, abbess of Minster-in-Thanet (751)

    13th December 2019
    Thanet (751)

14th December 2019
  • St Hygbald, abbot of Hibaldstow (7th C). SS. Fingar and Phiala, and 770 other martyr companions (5th C).

    14th December 2019

  • Great Vespers

    14th December 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

15th December 2019
  • St. Offa, King of Essex, monk (ca. 709). St. Florentius [Flann], abbot of Bangor (7th C).

    15th December 2019

  • Matins and Divine Liturgy

    15th December 2019  9:40 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Children’s Catechesis | Varangian Guard Youth Club

    15th December 2019  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    SY3 7PY, Rocke St, Shrewsbury SY3 7PY, UK

16th December 2019
  • St. Beoc of Lough Derg (5th C).

    16th December 2019

17th December 2019
  • St. Tydecho (6th C). St. Briach, disciple of St Tudwal (6th C).

    17th December 2019

18th December 2019
  • St Winebald, abbot and missionary in England and Heidenheim (761). St. Samthan, foundress of Clonbroney Convent (6th C). St. Flannan, 1st bishop of Killaloe (7th C).

    18th December 2019
    England and Heidenheim (761). St. Samthan, foundress of Clonbroney Convent (6th C). St. Flannan, 1st bishop of Killaloe (7th C).

  • Church cleaning

    18th December 2019  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Small Paraklesis

    18th December 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

19th December 2019
  • St. Manirus, bishop and Apostle of the north of Scotland.

    19th December 2019

  • Intercession Service

    19th December 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    19th December 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

20th December 2019
  • St. Urscinus, disciple of St. Columbanus and abbot of St. Ursanne (625).

    20th December 2019

21st December 2019
  • St. Bernwald of Bampton (8th C)

    21st December 2019

  • Great Vespers

    21st December 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

22nd December 2019
  • Matins and Divine Liturgy

    22nd December 2019  9:40 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Preparation of the church for feast

    22nd December 2019  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

23rd December 2019
  • St. Frithebert, bishop of Hexham (766). St. Mazota of Abernethy (8th C).

    23rd December 2019

24th December 2019
  • St. Caran, missionary (7th C).

    24th December 2019

  • Royal Hours

    24th December 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity

    24th December 2019  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

25th December 2019
  • St Alburgh of Wilton, nun (810).

    25th December 2019

  • Christmas Day

    25th December 2019

  • Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity

    25th December 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

26th December 2019
  • Boxing Day

    26th December 2019

  • St. Tathai of Glamorgan (6th C). St. Maethlu of Anglesey (6th C).

    26th December 2019

  • Intercession Service

    26th December 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    26th December 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

28th December 2019
  • Great Vespers

    28th December 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

29th December 2019
  • Divine Liturgy of Saint James

    29th December 2019  10:30 am - 12:50 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

30th December 2019
  • St Egwin, bishop of Worcester and founder of Evesham Abbey (717).

    30th December 2019

31st December 2019
  • Vespers for the Feast of the Circumcision

    31st December 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

1st January 2020
  • St. Maelryhs of the Isle of Bardsey (6th C). SS. Elvan and Mydwyn, missionaries of Britain (2nd C). St. Beoc, abbot of Lough Derg (5th C). St. Connat, abbess of Kildare (590). St. Cuan (6th C). St. Fanchea, abbess of Rossory (585).

    1st January 2020

  • Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great

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

2nd January 2020
  • St. Seiriol (6th C).

    2nd January 2020

  • Intercession Service

    2nd January 2020  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    2nd January 2020  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

3rd January 2020
  • St. Hywyn, companion of St. Cadman in Cornwall. (6th C). St. Finlay (6th C). St. Fintan (6th C). SS Fugatos and Damian (2nd C). St. Wenog.

    3rd January 2020
    Cornwall. (6th C). St. Finlay (6th C). St. Fintan (6th C). SS Fugatos and Damian (2nd C). St. Wenog.

  • Royal Hours

    3rd January 2020  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

4th January 2020
  • Great Vespers

    4th January 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

5th January 2020
  • St. Ruman of Ireland (5th C). St Cera, abbess (7th C ).

    5th January 2020

  • Matins

    5th January 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Divine Liturgy in Telford

    5th January 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Barclay Court, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8AP, UK

  • Great Blessing of the Waters

    5th January 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Barclay Court, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2, UK

  • Children’s Catechesis | Telford

    5th January 2020  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Barclay Court, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8AP, UK

  • Great Vespers

    5th January 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

6th January 2020
  • St. Edeyrn (6th C). St. Eigrad (6th C). St. Merinus (6th C). St. Diman (658). St. Schotin (6th C). St. Peter, abbot of Canterbury (ca. 607).

    6th January 2020

  • Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany followed by blessing of the River Severn

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

    followed by Blessing of the River Severn

7th January 2020
  • St. Brannock of Braunton (6th C). St. Cedd of Lastingham, bishop of the East Saxons (664). St. Cronan Beg, bishop of Aendrum (7th C). St. Kentigerna, mother of St Foellan (734).

    7th January 2020

8th January 2020
  • St. Ergnad of Ulster (5th C). St. Albert of Cashel (7th C). St. Pega, anchoress in Northamptonshire (ca. 719). St Athelhelm, 20th archbishop of Canterbury (923). St. Wulsin, bishop of Sherborne (1002).

    8th January 2020
    Northamptonshire (ca. 719). St Athelhelm, 20th archbishop of Canterbury (923). St. Wulsin, bishop of Sherborne (1002).

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