Monthly Archives: March 2021

Apostles, martyrs and hierarchs appear on our walls

Work is rapidly moving forward on wall paintings on the North and South walls of our beloved church. Apostle Andrew, Emperor Constantine the Great, Cuthbert the Wonderworker, Luke of Simferopol, Oswald the King and Martyr and Alban the Protomartyr of Britain are now nearly complete. Continue reading

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Athos: The Holy Mountain by Sydney Loch

The author of Athos, the Holy Mountain, was a widely travelled Scotsman.  At the age of 17 he went to Australia and joined the Australian army at the beginning of the First World War.  After 1918 he was in Poland, … Continue reading

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Homily on the Annunciation by Saint Photios the Great

Gay is today’s festival, and splendid is the joy it conveys to the ends of the earth. The joy it yields scatters old sorrow; the joy it yields banishes the curse of the world, inaugurates the raising of him who … Continue reading

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25th anniversary of ordination of Fr Pancratios

On 26 March Father Pancratios, priest in charge of the Church of Saint Barbara and Alban the Protomartyr of Britain (our mother community) celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood! Axios!!! Congratulations!!!

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Update on wall paintings

Latest photographs of the progress of the wall paintings Continue reading

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Weekly Bulletin | 27 March to 4 April

Schedule of Services The schedule of services for this week is available on our calendar. We will continue to broadcast our services live on mixlr.com when possible. The church is open for public worship under the guidance issued by our archdiocese.  Appeal from the … Continue reading

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Fr Stephen’s reading List for Lent

Here are some texts / books you might like to read this Lent. It is not intended that you should read them all before Pascha, but try to read them one day. Continue reading

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On keeping God’s commandments

St Theodore the Studite’s homily: Catechesis 103: On keeping God’s commandments and the just threat against those who neglect them.

Brethren and fathers, God, who fashioned us and brought us out of non-existence into being, has placed us in this life as in a schoolroom to learn to gospel of his kingdom.  Continue reading

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Celebrating our local saints

If we believe that Orthodoxy today is truly the successor to the Church founded by the Apostles in the first centuries of the Church, then – like the first apostles, we have a duty to ‘ go .. into all … Continue reading

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Miracle sale of Ptolemaic antiquities for church stuns parishioner!

Ptolemaic beads have recently fetched £9,000 at auction to raise funds for the church after being bought at auction in 1966 for only four pounds. Continue reading

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