His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas and the clergy and faithful of the Holy Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain offer their collective condolences to the Royal Family and the entire Nation for the passing of the beloved and revered Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II. May the Lord grant eternal rest and number Her among God’s Righteous. Eternal be Her memory!

Orthodox Christians of the United Kingdom are requested to offer their prayers for the soul of Queen Elizabeth, as well as for the peace, stability, and the longevity of the Royal Family, the Civil Authorities, and all inhabitants of the British Isles.

 

Welcome message from Father Stephen

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.  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.

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
Mon, 26 Sep 2022
  • The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian

Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Vigil for the Feast of the Venerable Fathers of the Kyiv Caves

Wed, 28 Sep 2022
  • Chariton the Confessor

  • Synaxis of the Fathers of the Kiev Caves

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 29 Sep 2022
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 01 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 02 Oct 2022
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

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

    Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8GA, UK

  • 12:00 pm Children’s Catechesis | Telford

    Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, Barclay Ct, Donnington, Telford TF2 8GA, UK

Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 06 Oct 2022
  • The Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas

  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 07 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 08 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 09 Oct 2022
  • James the Apostle, son of Alphaeus

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Tue, 11 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 12 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 13 Oct 2022
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 14 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 15 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 16 Oct 2022
  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

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

Tue, 18 Oct 2022
  • Luke the Evangelist

  • Panigiri of Church of Saint Luke, Erdington

    Greek Orthodox Church Of The Holy Trinity & St Luke, Magnet Centre, Park Approach, Birmingham B23 7SJ, UK

  • 11:00 am Church open

Wed, 19 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Scripture Study via Zoom

Thu, 20 Oct 2022
  • 10:30 am Morning Prayer & Scripture Study

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 7:00 pm Small Paraklesis

Fri, 21 Oct 2022
  • His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I visit to UK

  • 11:00 am Church open

Sat, 22 Oct 2022
  • His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I visit to UK

  • 11:00 am Church open

  • 6:00 pm Great Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sun, 23 Oct 2022
  • His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I visit to UK

  • James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord

  • 9:30 am Matins (Morning Prayer)

  • 10:30 am Divine Liturgy (Eucharist)

Mon, 24 Oct 2022
  • His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I visit to UK

Tue, 25 Oct 2022
  • 11:00 am Church open

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