Weekly Bulletin | 4 April to 10 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! Appeal! Appeal! continues … from the Shrewsbury Ark

Appeal! The Shrewsbury Ark continues to need food donations that can be made with limited or no cooking equipment. Miso soups, porridge pots, pot noodles, rice pouches etc etc. Please bring with you to church each Sunday.

Donations for the Epitafios flowers

Decorating our Church is an important tradition carried through the years by all Orthodox Christians. It helps us to open our hearts, to take part in our Lord’s Passion and rejoice for His Resurrection. Once again, we are asking for your generous donations to adorn our Lord’s Sepulchre with beautiful floral arrangements for the celebration of His Burial.

We all like to lay flowers on the graves of our beloved relatives and friends. Likewise we do the same on the Grave of our Lord Jesus Christ? Please put your donation on the relevant collection box during church services or send a donation via cheque or bank transfer giving as reference “Epitafios Flowers”. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated. For details for donating please see our Donations page.

Decorating Epitafios

The church is looking for volunteers to dress the Epitafios with flowers on Great Friday April 30 in the afternoon starting at 2.00. If you can volunteer please give your contact details to a member of the Church Committee.

Scripture Study via Zoom

We are continuing to study Great Lent by Father Alexander Schmeman in our weekly scripture study at 7pm on Thursday. The details for joining the Study are as follows:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81629854019?pwd=UzN5b3NTL1h0STJMd2E2ZW1kSHlJZz09

Meeting ID: 816 2985 4019

Passcode: 926265

Latest News Blog items


  • Report on community youth work for AGM 2020/2021
    Looking back over the last couple of years 2020 and 2021 it seems that the youth and their families have in fact risen to the challenges and come out stronger and more committed. Our Varangian Guard has really lived up to their name over the difficult months. In June 2020, after several months of lockdown,
  • Archdiocesan Family Fun Day
    On Saturday, October 23, 2021, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain the Archdiocese held a Family Fun Day.  This event was organized by Mr. Christos and Mrs. Alexia Papalexandrakou in coordination with Archimandrite Nephon Tsimalis, Director, Office of The Archbishop, and the Rev. Fr. Christodoulos Christodoulou of St.
  • The Abbesses’ Way
    On Sunday the Akolouthos (secondary school age children) of the Varangian Guard walked from our church to Shrewsbury Abbey. Our church was once owned by Saint Milburga‘s priory in Much Wenlock and the relics of Saint Winifred were translated to Shrewsbury Abbey in 1138. The route to Shrewsbury Abbey from our church follows the Rea
  • Church Development Projects update
    For the last ten years the church of the 318 Godbearing Fathers has been embarking on a project to expand the church to provide better facilities. The main issues the church faces are: the church is too small for the growing congregation; the church lacks basic amenity facilities such as a proper toilet, kitchen /
  • Orchard Working Party
    On Saturday 23 October we will be having a working party in the Orchard in order to prepare and level ground for a garden storage shed. Anyone is welcome to assist. Please bring: shovels; spades picks; long level; rakes; suitable work clothes including leather gloves. We will start work at around 10am.
  • Family Fun Day
    With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas there will be a Family Fun Day on 23 October at Tolmers Activity Centre, Hertfordshire with activities for all ages including adults like pedal carts, photo hunt, archery, outdoor games, etc. We will round up the day with a delicious Greek BBQ and evening campfire with songs,

Donate to Holy Fathers of Nicaea Church today

We are very grateful for the kindness of the people around the world who donate to the Church of the Holy Fathers of Nicaea to keep us running on a daily basis. However, to keep us going we still rely on regular donations and that‘s where you can help out!

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