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The gallery on the front page of our website displays the ten most recently added news items, announcements, and other items of interest that continually occur in the life of the Diocese. This area consolidates not only the current, but also all past entries in the 'News and Annoucements' category, for future reference to older items. Items are listed in reverse-date order, with the most recent items appearing first. Scroll down for older items.

Next Divine Liturgy in Ashford on Saturday 17th November
11/11/2018 | News and Activities
Fr Andrew will be serving the Divine Liturgy in St Christopher's Church, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25 4HP on Saturday 17t ...
Mother of God 'Joy of All Who Sorrow' celebrated in Mettingham
09/11/2018 | News and Activities
The patronal feastday of the parish in Mettingham was celebrated on 6th November. ...
The Russian Church in Florence moves to ROCOR
07/11/2018 | News and Activities
The Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ and St Nicholas in Florence has moved to the Diocese of Western Eu ...
'Primacy and Identity': A Response to ‘First Without Equals’ and the Tragedy of Deficient Ecclesiology
02/11/2018 | Communications from the Diocesan Hierarch
A study by Bishop Irenei of the theological and ecclesiological problems undergirding some of the challenges in contempo ...
Altar Feast and Founders Day at Mettingham
30/10/2018 | News and Activities
The Altar Feast of the Church of the Mother of God, Joy of all who Sorrow, Mettingham is on Tuesday 6th November. There ...
Bishop Irenei greets Primate of the Orthodox Church in America in California
22/10/2018 | News and Activities
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
20/10/2018 | Communications from the Diocesan Hierarch
An article on the famous phrase, on beauty as the intermingling of joy and sorrow, and how this should inspire us in the ...
Statement of the Synod of Bishops on the Severance of Communion with the Church of Constantinople
18/10/2018 | News and Activities
Statement of the ROCOR Synod on the present situation in relations with Constantinople, arising from that church's actio ...
Vicar Bishop for Western Europe elected
15/10/2018 | News and Activities
A new vicar bishop for Western Europe has been elected by the Holy Synod.  ...
Tsar Nicholas 2nd Conference 27th October 2018
13/10/2018 | News and Activities
There will be a conference at St John's Orthodox Church in Colchester on the 27th October. ...
Photogallery of Cathedral Consecration Rite
26/09/2018 | News and Activities
Photographs of the Rite of the Great Consecration of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God in London. ...
Photographs from the Divine Liturgy of the Cathedral's Consecration
25/09/2018 | News and Activities
The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, celebrated in September 2018 as the new Altar Feast of the Cathedral. ...
Report of the Holy Synod's meeting in London is published
24/09/2018 | News and Activities
The Synod of Bishops has published a report of its recent Regular Meeting, held in London in September. ...
Bishop Irenei appointed as Ruling Bishop of Great Britain and Western Europe
21/09/2018 | News and Activities
The Holy Synod confirms the new Ruling Bishop for our Diocese and for Western Europe. ...
A new edition of Searchlight is published
16/09/2018 | News and Activities
Searchlight Volume 7 is now available on the website. You can view it here or go onto the Searchlight area of the websit ...
Statement of the Holy Synod on the situation in Ukraine
15/09/2018 | News and Activities
On the 14th September, the Holy Synod met to discuss the situation in the Ukraine and the moves by the Ecumenical Patria ...
The Grand Duchess Elizabeth Romanov Society UK exhibition
15/09/2018 | News and Activities
The Grand Duchess Elizabeth Romanov Society UK is holding an film and exhibition of photos which begins on 19th Septembe ...
The Cathedral parishioners prepare for the Consecration
15/09/2018 | News and Activities
Working parties of parishioners have been tidting the gardens of the Cathedral and planting across the site in preparati ...
A new Reader is tonsured for the Cathedral Parish
15/09/2018 | News and Activities
George Sultan was tonsured as a Reader for the Cathedral Parish during the Hours at the Hierarchal Liturgy by Vladika Ir ...
The Synod of Bishops of the ROCOR met in London
13/09/2018 | News and Activities
A general session of the Synod of Bishops met in London on the 20th September. Following the meeting, the Bishops partic ...
A Memorial Cross to the Holy Royal Martyrs erected in London
13/09/2018 | News and Activities
A new memorial Cross to the Holy Royal Martyrs has been erected on the grounds of the Diocesan Cathedral in London. ...
The Synod of Bishops of the ROCOR issues a statement
10/09/2018 | News and Activities
The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia issued a statement ysterday about the canonical si ...
Altar Feast of the Wallasey Parish was on 22nd July 2018
02/08/2018 | News and Activities
Vladika Irenei travelled to Merseyside to serve a full Hierarchal Liturgy in St Elisabeth's followed by a Cross Processi ...
The Consecration of our Cathedral.
02/08/2018 | News and Activities
Our beautiful Cathedral in London is to be consecrated on Friday 21st September 2018. Please keep this date clear in you ...
London Cathedral held its annual meeting
15/07/2018 | News and Activities
The Diocesan Cathedral held its annual Parish Meeting on 15th July, planning for another year of growth and activity. ...
Vladika Irenei's visit in September
15/07/2018 | News and Activities
Vladika Irenei  visited the Diocese again in September.  ...
Altar Feast of the Cheltenham Parish was celebrated 22nd July
14/07/2018 | News and Activities
The Feast also marked the sixth anniversary of the founding of the parish. ...
On the Isle of Wight, a Major Commemoration of the Holy Royal Martyrs
07/07/2018 | News and Activities
A major event for the centenary of the Holy Royal Martyrs took place on the Isle of Wight, with liturgical services led ...
21st July was the Altar Feast of the Cardiff Parish
02/07/2018 | News and Activities
The Cardiff Parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God kept its Altar Feast on Saturday 21st July.  Vladika Iren ...
17th July 2018 was the Altar Feast of the Lower Church of the London Cathedral
02/07/2018 | News and Activities
Vladika Irenei served the All Night Vigil the night before and a Hierarchal Liturgy in the Lower Church of the London Ca ...
Diocesan Pilgrimage on July 14th
16/06/2018 | News and Activities
The Diocesan Pilgrimage on Saturday 14th July was a great success.  ...
Grand Celebration of the Holy Royal Martyrs to Take Place on the Isle of Wight
02/06/2018 | News and Activities
On 6th-8th July a truly unique celebration will take place, to which all are invited. ...
12th July Hierarchal Liturgy of the Feast of St Peter and St Paul to be served at the Diocesan Cathedral
02/06/2018 | News and Activities
The Hierarchal Liturgy will be celebrated  by Vladika Irenei on the Feast of St Peter and St Paul at 9.00 a.m. ...
The Grand Duchess Elizabeth Romanov Society UK
02/06/2018 | News and Activities
The centenary of The Imperial Family and St Elisabeth's matryrdom will be remembered in the Isle of Wight in a series of ...
The Diocese celebrates the ordination of a new Deacon
17/05/2018 | News and Activities
On the Ascension, Mark Tattum-Smith was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the Festal Liturgy in London. ...
Bishop Irenei visits Bishop Matthew of Sourozh
15/05/2018 | News and Activities
The two Russian Orthodox Bishops serving in Great Britain met together on Tuesday, 15th May 2018. ...
Bishop Irenei celebrates the Sunday of the Blind Man in Colchester
13/05/2018 | News and Activities
The final Sunday of Pascha was celebrated in St John's Parish in Colchester by His Grace Bishop Irenei. ...
The First Hierarchical Liturgy is Celebrated in Norwich
12/05/2018 | News and Activities
St Alexander Nevsky Parish in Norwich celebrated the Hierarchical Liturgy for the first time in its history. ...
The Cheltenham parish gathers for the 'Day of Victory' and a spiritual talk
10/05/2018 | News and Activities
A spiritual talk followed a commemorative Moleben and Akafist on the day of comemmoration of fallen warriors. ...
Bishop Irenei to Lead Ascension Services in London, with Ordination
10/05/2018 | News and Activities
Bishop Irenei will lead the Divine Services of the Feast, which will include a Diaconal ordination. ...
Spiritual talks to be held by Bishop Irenei in London, Cheltenham and Colchester
08/05/2018 | News and Activities
The Bishop will lead a series of spiritual talks and Scriptural discussions throughout May. ...
The British Diocese congratulates the First Hierarch on the 10th anniversary of his enthronement
06/05/2018 | News and Activities
The Diocese joined the whole Church Abroad in congratulating Metropolitan Hilarion on 10 years as First Hierarch. ...
Orthodox Participation in the March for Life
28/04/2018 | News and Activities
On Saturday May 5th the annual March for Life (UK) will be held  outside the Palace of Westminster in London.  ...
May Archpastoral Visit of Bishop Irenei is announced
25/04/2018 | News and Activities
Bishop Irenei will be visiting the Diocese from May 2nd until May 20th. ...
Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary
25/04/2018 | News and Activities
A Summer School of Liturgical Music is announced for July 15th - 18th at Holy Trinity Seminary ...
July Youth Pilgrimage to Russia is announced
25/04/2018 | News and Activities
 With the blessing of Vladyka Irenei, Galina Deriabina of Saint Alban Orthodox Youth Centre in London is organising ...
March 4 Life
25/04/2018 | News and Activities
This year's March 4 Life is in London on Saturday May 5th ...
Vladika Irenei blesses a pilgrimage to Macedonia
19/04/2018 | News and Activities
There is to be a  Pilgrimage to Macedonia is from June 7th/2018 to June 13th/2018 organised by one of our parishion ...
Searchlight Magazine
18/04/2018 | News and Activities
Searchlight Magazine is now available to download ...
Paschal Epistle of Bishop Irenei, 2018
10/04/2018 | News and Activities
With heartfelt joy I greet you with the radiant Feast of the Lord’s Resurrection. As the sons and daughters of the ...
Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion, 2018
10/04/2018 | News and Activities
I express my heartfelt greetings to you my brother archpastors, dear in the Lord fathers, brothers and sisters, on this ...
Colchester and Belfast's Altar Feast 30th June 2018
09/04/2018 | News and Activities
The Feast of St John of Shanghai will be kept in the Parish of St John the Wonderworker, Colchester and the Parish of St ...
The latest Journal of the Church of the Joy of all who sorrow, Mettingham is published
09/04/2018 | News and Activities
The NEW issue of the Joy of All Who Sorrow bulletin for April 2018 is available to read and dow ...
Soborovanie 2018
21/03/2018 | News and Activities
Soborovanie (Unction Service) to be served on Lazarus Saturday, 31st March 2018 ...
Great Lent
18/03/2018 | News and Activities
Great Lent begins after the ceremony of Forgiveness on Sunday 18th February. ...
Forthcoming Services in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Belfast
19/02/2018 | News and Activities
The next services at Cardiff, Cheltenham and Belfast are announced ...
Feast of the Meeting Thursday 15th February
04/02/2018 | News and Activities
The Great Feast of the Meeting of our Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple February 2nd/15th ...
Pan-Orthodox Vespers
01/02/2018 | News and Activities
Sunday of Orthodoxy 25th February at the Greek Cathedral W2 at 18:00 ...
Liturgical Training Workshop, 27th January
28/01/2018 | News and Activities
A Liturgical Training Day took place on Saturday 27th January 2018 , open to all servers and clerics. ...
London and Wallasey parishes bless nearby rivers for Theophany
21/01/2018 | News and Activities
The London Cathedral and St Elizabeth parish blessed the Thames and Mersey as part of Theophany celebrations. ...
Bishop Irenei chairs London Cathedral Parish Council meeting
16/01/2018 | News and Activities
A council meeting focused on the works of the Cathedral for the new year. ...
Theophany Services across the Diocese
15/01/2018 | News and Activities
There will be Theophany services across the Diocese during Vladika Irenei's visit to the UK.   Theophany services ...
Spiritual talks with Bp Irenei in London Throughout January-February
11/01/2018 | News and Activities
Throughout January and early February, Bishop Irenei will lead a series of spiritual talks at the Diocesan Cathedral. ...
Pilgrimage to Shrine of St Werburgh, 22nd January
11/01/2018 | News and Activities
Bishop Irenei and Archpriest Paul will lead a small pilgrimage to the shrine of St Werburgh in Chester. ...
Q-and-A on the nature of mission and Russian Orthodoxy in Wales, 20th January in Cardiff
11/01/2018 | News and Activities
Following the Hierarchical Liturgy in Cardiff, Bishop Irenei will lead a Question-and-Answer session on mission and Russ ...
Blessing of the Thames and the Mersey
08/01/2018 | News and Activities
Both rivers will be blessed during Theophany Services this year ...
Spiritual Talk on the Jesus Prayer in Wallasey, 23rd January 2018
08/01/2018 | News and Activities
A spiritual discussion on the Jesus Prayer will take place in St Elizabeth Parish, Wallasey, led by Bishop Irenei. ...
First Hierarchal Liturgy to be celebrated in Cardiff Parish's new location
07/01/2018 | News and Activities
Our Kazan Icon parish in Cardiff looks forward to its first hierarchal liturgy in its new location.. ...
Nativity Epistle of Bishop Irenei
06/01/2018 | News and Activities
Christ is born! Glorify Him! Nativity epistle from Bishop Irenei, in Russian and English. ...
Nativity Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion
04/01/2018 | News and Activities
Epistle for the Nativity of Christ from the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. ...
Schedule for Nativity services in Diocesan parishes, 2017
03/01/2018 | News and Activities
Find details for the Divine Services of the Nativity of Christ at Diocesan parishes throughout Great Britain and Ireland ...
Divine Liturgy in Cheltenham on 13th January 2018
01/01/2018 | News and Activities
The next Liturgy at the Parish of St Vladimir in Cheltenham will be on Saturday 13th January and on Sunday 18th February ...
Congratulations with the civil New Year
01/01/2018 | News and Activities
The clergy of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland wish all their flocks, and all the faithful of these islands, a b ...
The 55th Anniversary of the Diocese of Sourozh
18/12/2017 | News and Activities
The Moscow Patriarchal Diocese of Sourozh recently turned 55 years old, and our Diocese congratulated them with the occa ...
Concert in Aid of the Fund for Assistance in Wallasey
08/12/2017 | News and Activities
A concert at the parish in Wallasey raised funds for the Fund For Assistance and featured parishioner musicians. ...
2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Announced
05/12/2017 | News and Activities
There will be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to take place from the 30th July to 11th August, 2018, led by Archbishop Ma ...
The Nativity Fast
28/11/2017 | News and Activities
The Nativity Fast provides us with opportunities to open our heart to the coming of Christ. ...
Archdeacon Amvrosiy (Taratuchin) reposes in the Lord
26/11/2017 | News and Activities
Bishop Irenei has issued a statement on the repose of Schema-Archdeacon Amvrosiy, formerly of our Diocesan Cathedral par ...
Bishop Irenei speaks on Russian Orthodox synodality, and attends Council of Bishops
22/11/2017 | News and Activities
22nd NOVEMBER 2017: Vladika Irenei has now gone to Moscow for the Sobor and to share in the celebrations of the 100 ...
More regular Divine Services in Stradbally
21/11/2017 | News and Activities
The regularity of Divine Services in Stradbally is increasing, under Fr Sergei's direction. ...
Bishop Irenei writes on anniversary of consecration
07/11/2017 | News and Activities
A letter to the clergy and faithful on the anniversary of Vladyka's episcopal consecration. ...
Visit of the Icon of the Placing of the Robe and Belt of the Theotokos
02/10/2017 | News and Activities
In October 2017, this relic-bearing icon will visit the Diocese. ...
Statement from the Chancellor on the Appointment of Bishop Irenei as Diocesan Administrator
17/06/2017 | News and Activities
His Grace Bishop Irinei of Sacramento has been appointed the Administrator of the British Diocese. Governance of our dio ...
Metropolitan Hilarion visits St Elizabeths and ordains new priest
22/01/2017 | News and Activities
On an Archpastoral visit to the North, Metropolitan Hilarions ordains Hieromonk Mark as priest and congratulates the Wal ...
40th Anniversary of Repose of Archbishop Nikodim
17/10/2016 | News and Activities
October 17th 2016 marks 40 years since the repose of Archbishop Nikodim of Richmond and Great Britain. ...
'White Flower Day' in Honour of St Elizabeth, 2016
22/05/2016 | News and Activities
22nd May 2016 is 'white flower day', a tradition being rekindled in support of aiding those in need. ...
Paschal Epistle of Archbishop Mark, 2016
01/05/2016 | News and Activities
‘Having seen the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the Holy Lord Jesus, Who Alone is without sin...' ...
Visit of Archbishop Mark, 15-17 April 2016
17/04/2016 | News and Activities
Archbishop Mark visited London and engaged in a variety of Diocesan business. ...
Holy Synod issues appeal for Holy Land Mission
13/04/2016 | News and Activities
The collections of the Sunday of the Lord's Entry into Jerusalem are dedicated to the support of the Russian Ecclesiatic ...
Priest Elias reposes in the Lord
26/03/2016 | News and Activities
Father Elias Jones reposed in the Lord in the early hours of the 26/27th March (NS) 2016, the Second Sunday of Great Len ...
25th Anniversary of Archbishop Mark's Episcopate marked in London
29/02/2016 | News and Activities
Archbishop Mark was presented with a beautiful new set of heirarchal vestments by the London Cathedral Parish to mark hi ...
Pannikhida at the Grave of Fr Eugene Smirnoff and Fr James Smirnove
04/01/2016 | News and Activities
Prayers are served for the last chaplain of the Russian Imperial Embassy church in London. ...
Bishop Constantine's Grave Blessed in Jordanville
15/12/2015 | News and Activities
New headstone for Bishop Constantine, former head of our Diocese. ...
Archbishop Mark awarded on the 35th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop
09/12/2015 | News and Activities
Archbishop Mark was awarded the Synodal Medal of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God 'of the Sign,' First Degree. ...
Subdeacon Nicolas gives talk to the Fellowship of St Alban & St Sergius
29/10/2015 | News and Activities
A special talk by the Diocese's senior subdeacon on My Life in Christ, the spiritual diary of Saint John of Kronstadt (1 ...
'Speaking with the Voice of the Church': An Interview with Bishop Irenei
16/07/2015 | Communications from the Diocesan Hierarch
An interview with Pravoslavie.ru on living as an Orthodox Christian in the midst of modern society. ...
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