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

We greet the Orthodox Faithful of Great Britain and Ireland and  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. Vladika Irenei's next visit to the Diocese will coincide with the Great Feast of the Theophany. He also hopes to be with us for Pascha and for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Albans on Saturday 11th May.

News and Announcements
  • Next Divine Liturgy in Ashford on Saturday 17th November
    Fr Andrew will be serving the Divine Liturgy in St Christopher's Church, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25
  • Mother of God 'Joy of All Who Sorrow' celebrated in Mettingham
    The patronal feastday of the parish in Mettingham was celebrated on 6th November.
  • The Russian Church in Florence moves to ROCOR
    The Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ and St Nicholas in Florence has moved to the D
  • Altar Feast and Founders Day at Mettingham
    The Altar Feast of the Church of the Mother of God, Joy of all who Sorrow, Mettingham is on Tuesday
  • Bishop Irenei greets Primate of the Orthodox Church in America in California
    A welcome and a prayer in unity, with the OCA and the Orthodox Church of Poland.
  • 'Beauty Will Save the World': A text by Bishop Irenei
    An article on the famous phrase, on beauty as the intermingling of joy and sorrow, and how this shou
  • 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. 
  • Tsar Nicholas 2nd Conference 27th October 2018
    There will be a conference at St John's Orthodox Church in Colchester on the 27th October.
  • Photogallery of Cathedral Consecration Rite
    Photographs of the Rite of the Great Consecration of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of
Today's Calendar

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