Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

We greet the Orthodox Faithful of Great Britain and Ireland with the recent Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God (1 / 14 October) and its heavenly reminder of the divine protection showered upon the faithful by the Theotokos and all the saints. We are pleased to share the joy of numerous recent blessings with all our flock: the consecration of our Cathedral that took place on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (8 / 21 September); our Diocese's recent hosting of a Regular Meeting of the Holy Synod of the ROCOR; as well as the election of a Vicar Bishop to assist our Ruling Bishop in the pastoral care of our broader territory of Western Europe.

News and Announcements
  • Statement of the Synod of Bishops on the Severance of Communion with the Church of Constantinople
    Statement of the ROCOR Synod on the present situation in relations with Constantinople, arising from
  • Vicar Bishop for Western Europe elected
    A new vicar bishop for Western Europe has been elected by the Holy Synod. 
  • Next Divine Liturgy in Ashford on the 16th November
    Fr Andrew will be serving the Divine Liturgy in St Christopher's Church, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25
  • Photogallery of Cathedral Consecration Rite
    Photographs of the Rite of the Great Consecration of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of
  • Photographs from the Divine Liturgy of the Cathedral's Consecration
    The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, celebrated in September 2018 as the new Altar Feast
  • Report of the Holy Synod's meeting in London is published
    The Synod of Bishops has published a report of its recent Regular Meeting, held in London in Septemb
  • Bishop Irenei appointed as Ruling Bishop of Great Britain and Western Europe
    The Holy Synod confirms the new Ruling Bishop for our Diocese and for Western Europe.
  • A new edition of Searchlight is published
    Searchlight Volume 7 is now available on the website. You can view it here or go onto the Searchligh
  • Statement of the Holy Synod on the situation in Ukraine
    On the 14th September, the Holy Synod met to discuss the situation in the Ukraine and the moves by t
  • The Grand Duchess Elizabeth Romanov Society UK exhibition
    The Grand Duchess Elizabeth Romanov Society UK is holding an film and exhibition of photos which beg
Today's Calendar

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