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
13th November 2019
  • Church Cleaning Morning

    13th November 2019  10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

14th November 2019
  • Intercession Service

    14th November 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    14th November 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

16th November 2019
  • Great Vespers

    16th November 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

17th November 2019
  • Matins and Divine Liturgy

    17th November 2019  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Children’s Catechesis | Varangian Guard Youth Club

    17th November 2019  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    SY3 7PY, Rocke St, Shrewsbury SY3 7PY, UK

20th November 2019
  • Small Paraklesis

    20th November 2019  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

21st November 2019
  • Matins & Liturgy for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

    21st November 2019  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

23rd November 2019
  • Great Vespers

    23rd November 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

24th November 2019
  • Matins and Divine Liturgy

    24th November 2019  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

28th November 2019
  • Intercession Service

    28th November 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    28th November 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

30th November 2019
  • Great Vespers

    30th November 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

1st December 2019
  • Divine Liturgy in Telford

    1st December 2019  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Barclay Court, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8AP, UK

  • Matins

    1st December 2019  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Children’s Catechesis | Telford

    1st December 2019  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Barclay Court, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8AP, UK

5th December 2019
  • Intercession Service

    5th December 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

  • Catechetical Study

    5th December 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Cl, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

7th December 2019
  • Great Vespers

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

8th December 2019
  • St. Gunthild of Wimborne (748).

    8th December 2019

  • Matins and Divine Liturgy

    8th December 2019  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Greek Orthodox Church, Dove Close, Shrewsbury SY2 6QY, UK

9th December 2019
  • St. Budoc (7th C). St. Ethelgifu, abbess of Shaftesbury (896). St. Wolfeius, hermit of St. Benet Hulme, Norfolk (1000).

    9th December 2019

11th December 2019
  • St. Cian the Hermit (6th C). St. Peris of Llanberis (6th C).

    11th December 2019

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

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