Our Philoptochos team leads our church’s philanthropic ministries by caring for the poor, the sick and the suffering.  It organises regular fund raisers and provides practical and pastoral care.

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Adult Education

We have catechism for people joining the Orthodox Church, two weekly scripture study sessions.  For those interested in church leadership, we help to organise and teach at the Thyateira Midlands Ecclesiastical Seminary that operates from St Luke’s, Birmingham.

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Our church has an active youth programme. We meet twice a month on the first Sunday of each month for Sunday School for younger children (up to 10) and the third Sunday of the month for the Varangian Guard Youth Club for children 5 and above.  Our church leaders also organise the archdiocese children’s summer camp, Camp Saint Sophrony.

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Liturgical Arts

We have two iconographers in our community.  Their aim is to make liturgical art that manifests the world transfigured in Christ.

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World Mission

We encourage members of our community to help us to support local and international charities and initiatives with special events, collections and volunteering. The work of some of the charities that we regularly support is described in the next page.

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Chanting is an important ministry for our church.  We support people with gifts of chanting to develop and take a more active role in leadership in the liturgical life of the church.

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