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Welcome to the website of the Church of the 318 Godbearing Fathers of the First Œcumenical of Nicaea, Shrewsbury.  We are a church of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain (Œcumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) serving the Orthodox Christian community of Shropshire, UK. 

We are a thriving and diverse Orthodox Church with a regular congregation of over 90 people.  We have a busy schedule of services with Matins and Divine Liturgy each Sunday and on feast days.  We have children’s activities twice a month, regular catechism for adults wanting to join the Church, twice-weekly study of the scriptures (on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings during term time) and weekly training of chanters.

Our Philanthropic committee (the Philoptochos) organise regular events for fundraising for the poor and the needy.  Each year we have a summer fete with a barbecue when we invite the local community, we also have an annual festival for Saint Nicholas on the first Sunday in December.    

Many of us come from traditionally Orthodox countries – Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine, Russia etc.; many are British people who have found a home in Orthodox Christianity.  Our services are conducted in English because it is our common language but you will also hear some Greek, Romanian and Church Slavonic.

Orthodoxy is quite simply “Christianity”! It is the Church founded by Jesus Christ after his Resurrection.  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 essential for us, beauty in the icons, beauty in the church buildings, beauty in the chanting, beauty in the services.  We enjoy our Orthodox Christianity and hope that anyone who visits our church will have their minds opened to the ineffable glory and majesty of God, the Holy Trinity.

Orthodox Christianity is something that we LIVE and DO.  It affects the whole of our lives and is for every day and hour of the week.  Because it is something we do, it is only by joining in with that “doing” that people can understand what it is all about.  So, if you are interested, “Come and See!”

For Your Diary
Thu, 09 Feb 2023
  • Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

Fri, 10 Feb 2023
  • Hieromartyr Haralambos

  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 11 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 12 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Mon, 13 Feb 2023
  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Tue, 14 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 15 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 16 Feb 2023
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

Fri, 17 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 18 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Saint Sophrony Camp Fun Day

    Greek Orthodox Church Of The Holy Transfiguration, Westwood Heath Rd, Coventry CV4 8GP, UK

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 5:45 pm Mnimosino

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 19 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Children’s Catechesis | Varangian Guard Youth Club

Mon, 20 Feb 2023
  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Tue, 21 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 22 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 8:00 pm Vigil for feast of Saint Milburga of Wenlock

Thu, 23 Feb 2023
  • MILBURGA, abbess of Wenlock

  • 10:00 am Pilgrimage to Much Wenlock (starting from Ironbridge)

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 1:30 pm Paraklesis at Wenlock Priory

Fri, 24 Feb 2023
  • First & Second Finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist

  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 25 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 26 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

  • 12:00 pm Vespers of Forgiveness

  • 1:00 pm Cheesefare Sunday Lunch

Mon, 27 Feb 2023
  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Tue, 28 Feb 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Wed, 01 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Thu, 02 Mar 2023
  • Chad bishop of Lichfield

  • 10:30 am Vespers & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Great Compline with Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Fri, 03 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified

Sat, 04 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

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  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 05 Mar 2023
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) in Shrewsbury

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) in TELFORD

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  • 12:00 pm Children’s Catechesis | Telford

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Mon, 06 Mar 2023
  • 7:00 pm Chant training

Tue, 07 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 08 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

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