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
Vladika available for appointments etc
Lunch at 13:00
Rest & Recreation, trips out or time for meetings/ appointments
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