His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, who is also the Ruling Bishop of our Diocese, visited us from the 15th -17th April 2016. The Hierarchal Liturgy was served at 08:00. Members of the Diocesan Assembly met in the parish hall at Harvard Road at about 11:30. The Sisterhood of the Cathedral Parish provided a delicious light lunch for those who attended the Assembly.
The Hierarchal Great Unction Service was served at 2:00 p.m. following the Diocesan Assembly at the Cathedral in Chiswick on Saturday 16th April. The Statutes of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland were passed by the Synod of Bishops in December and were recieved by the Diocesan Assembly in the Cathedral on 16th April 2016 before the Great Unction Service. The Statutes in English and in Russian have been corrected and published on the website. Archbishop Mark appointed Archpriest Peter Baulk as Senior Cleric (Vice Chair of the Assembly); Archpriest Paul Elliott was appointed as Chancellor of the Diocese; and Mr Gregory Wolcough was appointed as Lay Secretary / Treasurer. These are effectively the Trustees of the Diocese. Father Andrew, Father Peter and Father Vitaly were appointed to the Diocesan Spiritual Court. Reports were heard from right across the Diocese. The Assembly was very well supported and worthwhile.
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