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

  • 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
  • Milburga, Saint of Wenlock
    On 23 February and 25 June (translation of her relics) we commemorate our venerable mother, Milburga, princess and abbess of #MuchWenlock. Saint Milburga is one of the patrons of our community along with the Holy Fathers of Nicaea and the Holy Forerunner John the Baptist. The saint’s life Saint Milburga’s father, Merewald, son of Penda who ruled a subkingdom called Hecani (south Shropshire and Herefordshire) had been
  • Greek Summer BBQ on 9 July
    Join us on Sunday 9 July at 12.30pm for our annual Summer Greek Souvlaki BBQ! Andreas’ outstanding pork and chicken souvlaki in a pita with salad, plus a cold drink. Followed by Eleni’s famous fresh loukoumades and other delicious desserts. £10 a pita. Book your place now here …. There will also be a bouncy castle for the children. NO parking on Dove Close
  • Let your light shine – ministries of our church
    Dearly beloved in the Lord In my email earlier this week, I appealed to people of our church to put themselves forward for candidates for election on the Church Board – the leadership team responsible for furthering the mission of the church. Today, I am appealing to all of the faithful of the Church of the 318 Holy Fathers to offer your talents in the ministry of

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