Itinerary of The Metropolitan’s Visit 21st January – 31st January 2017

Saturday 21st January

 Metropolitan and Protodeacon Denis arrive at Gatwick.

Norwegian Air Shuttle 10.00

Fr Paul and Fr Peter and delegation from the Cathedral meet them.

Gatwick to London Victoria depart 11.56 arrive 12.27

Victoria Line to London Euston

London Euston to Liverpool Limestreet depart 13.07 arrive 15.21. Parishioners and Fr Mark Underwood to welcome at the station.

Interview with BBC Radio Merseyside 15:30

Taxi to 58 Shrewsbury Rd, Oxton, CH43 2HY from BBC Studio

Vespers in Little St Elisabeth’s at 17:30 followed by supper and bed.

Sunday 22nd January

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Wallasey CH45 5DE. Greeting of the Metropolitan at 10:00

Tonsuring of Gildas Meal as Reader in 3rd Hour

Ordination of Reader Chad Newman as Subdeacon in 6th Hour

Lunch in church

Metropolitan to meet representatives from Cardiff and Cheltenham at Fr Paul’s house, CH43 2HY 15:30 to 16:30

Tea at 17:00 with parishioners and family then Vespers in Little St Elisabeth’s and supper and bed.

Monday 23rd January

Tonsuring of Sister Margaret (St Bride’s Hermitage) at 09:00

in Little St Elisabeth’s CH43 2HY

Breakfast in Fr Paul’s house after the morning service.

Drive to “The White House”, Mettingham, NR35 1TP

Tea on arrival and Vigil


Tuesday 24th January

Hierarchal Liturgy at the Church of the Mother of God, Joy of all who Sorrow,

Mettingham. NR35 1TP at 10:00, Vladika to vest in the Altar.

Lunch at the White House!

Fr Paul leaves for Birkenhead

Metropolitan and Protodeacon Denis driven to Norwich by Fr Andrew for 14:00

Fr Andrew will drive Vladika to Norwich for a meeting with parishioners then home to Felixstowe for meetings and rest.

Wednesday 25th January

Fr Andrew will organise visits and meetings and services in Colchester. Meetings to be confirmed.

Visit to Fr Sergei at approximately 15:00

Fr Paul to arrive at Fr Sergei’s Monastery CO16 8BB in Clacton late tea time

 Meetings in Colchester

Thursday 26th January

Hierarchal Liturgy at St John of Shanghai, Colchester CO1 2AN Greet Bishop at 09:45 at 10:00

Light Lunch and meetings

Fr Paul to drive the Metropolitan and Protodeacon Denis to London CH4 4ED at about 14:00

Arrive in London at approx. 16:00

Tea at 16:00 with Cathedral Starosta and Clergy

Rest & Recreation and tour of the Cathedral

Trustees of the Cathedral meeting with Vladika at 19:00

Pre Meeting of the Church Council of the Cathedral Parish 19:45 over working supper.

Friday 27th January

Bishop Irinei arrives

Moleben to the Royal Martyrs in the lower church at 09:00

10:00 Appointment/visitor

Vladika available for appointments etc

Lunch at 13:00

Rest & Recreation, trips out or time for meetings/ appointments

15:00 Appointment/visitor

Hierarchal Vigil at 18:15 in the upper church followed by supper.

Saturday 28th January

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the upper church 09:00. Bishop Irinei with Metropolitan most of the day

Breakfast with serving clergy and subdeacons/ readers/ choirmaster etc

Please can Vladika look in on the School just before the Clergy Meeting

Clergy Meeting in the Library with working lunch 12:05 -14-00 (approx. 15)

Fr Paul leaves London. Fr Peter and Fr Vitaly are responsible for the Metropolitan

Rest& Recreation and time for meetings/ appointments

Hierarchal Vigil in Upper Church at 17:00 followed by supper

Sunday 29th January

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in upper church, Bishop Irinei with Metropolitan all day

Meeting of the Metropolitan at 09:45

Trapeza / Cathedral Parish Annual General Meeting after the Liturgy

Rest & Recreation and visit to parishioner for supper

Monday 30th January

Bishop Irinei leaves Cathedral after Breakfast

Breakfast / Rest & Recreation or Cathedral Business

Journey to Ennismore Gardens for tour and Lunch with Vladika Elisey

London visit with Fr Peter and / or Fr Vitaly

Vigil 18:15 followed by supper with Sisterhood?

Tuesday 31st January

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at 09:00 Vladika to vest in the altar

Breakfast with Cathedral Clergy etc

Pack etc and Lunch

Depart for Gatwick. Fr Peter to arrange transport.

Vladika and Protodeacon Denis should be at Gatwick approx.  15.10

Norwegian Air Shuttle 17:10 to NYC