Weekly Bulletin 17 to 24 October

Schedule of Services

Please visit our Calendar Page of this website for a schedule of services for the coming week.

Wednesday Scripture Study

Wednesday Scripture study takes place each Wednesday. We are reading the life of our God-bearing Father Luke of Simferopol. The link for joining is as follows:


Meeting ID: 816 2985 4019 | Passcode: 926265

Adult Catechism Classes

Adult Catechism Classes will be starting led by Father Stephen will begin during the Nativity Fast. This is especially for those who want to learn more or are on a journey to the Orthodox Christian Faith. To register please email Fr Dcn Panteleimon at info@shrewsburyorthodox.com.

Latest News

  • 2024 Wall Calendars now for sale
    The 2024 wall calendar has gone to print and will be available in church from 6 December onwards.   As last year, the calendar shows all of the feasts of the Lord and the Theotokos, fasting rules for each day and other major feasts celebrated in the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, Shrewsbury.  It is a beautiful and essential addition to your walls that will help you
  • Annual St Nicholas Festival – 3 December 2023
    Our annual Saint Nicholas Festival will take place after the Divine Liturgy on 3 December at the Serbian Church in Telford. This festival, occurring annually on the first Sunday in December, has become one of our most popular events of the year for our children. Saint Nicholas visits each year to give the children presents, much to their delight! This year, there will be many craft activities for
  • Four received into the Orthodox Church
    On Saturday, 4th November 2023, at the Holy Church of the 318 Holy Fathers, Shrewsbury John, Steve, Zoe and Amy were received into the Orthodox Church after a period of instructional catechism. Many years!
  • Orthodox Crossing: Inner Doors, Outer Rooms
    A sense of place. Everywhere has it, but we are always looking for it and hope to sense it the moment we come upon it. I did when I first started working as a stagehand for Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. You could feel what remained of those that had trodden the wooden stage and perhaps even faintly hear music still reverberating off the soft
  • St Symeon the Stylite
    On this day, the first of September, our Church celebrates the memory of the venerable Symeon the Stylite. Our venerable Father Symeon was born about the year 390 in a certain village named Sis, in the mountain region of Cilicia and Syria. Having first been a shepherd, he entered the monastic discipline at a young age. After trying various kinds of ascetical practices, both in the monastery
  • The visit of His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene and fundraising BBQ
    On Sunday, July 9, 2023, His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene presided at Matins and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Stephen Maxfield and Presbyter Panteleimon Maxfield, and Presbyter David Walker served with His Grace. To mark His Grace’s visit, The Church of the 318 Holy Fathers chose to celebrate by holding their annual fundraising Greek BBQ and fete after the Divine Liturgy. Church members,
  • Visit of His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene
    On Sunday 9 July, His Grace Bishop Maximos of Melitene will make a pastoral visit to the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers. His Grace will preside at Matins at 9 a.m. and the Divine Liturgy. All are encouraged to come and welcome our local Assistant Bishop of the Midlands into the midst of our community at this hierarchical celebration. Following the Divine Liturgy there will be
  • Camp Saint Sophrony Bursary Appeal
    Thank you for your contributions so far to the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers Camp Saint Sophrony bursary fund. We have raised £300 so far. This is excellent! Please help us to meet our fundraising target. Ten children from our community have registered for the camp this year, plus eight leaders. Each year, our church makes it possible for children from our parish to attend by

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