While a relatively small Diocese, our Church thankfully has parishes in various parts of the British Isles, including communities in England, Wales, Ireland and North Ireland. As a missionary Church, we are committed to opening new parishes and starting missions in other parts of these Isles as God provides the opportunities and resources to do so.
Most of our parishes serve in a variety of languages, the most common being English and Church Slavonic — the specifically liturgical form of old Russian. All our parishes are committed to welcoming all who wish to come, whatever their linguistic or cultural background, and we strive to include as many languages as possible in places where we have multi-lingual communities (such as Romanian, Greek, French and Bulgarian in some of our communities).
57 Harvard Road, Chiswick
London, W4 4ED
Liturgical languages: Primarily Slavonic with some English.
Rake Lane Cemetery
Rake Lane, Liscard, Wallasey. CH45 5DE
Liturgical languages: Primarily English with some Slavonic and Greek
Website: St Elisabeth's Orthodox Church
58 Shrewsbury Road
Prenton, CH43 2HY
Liturgical languages: Primarily English with some Slavonic
Services: This is the 'lesser church' attached to the main Parish Church of St Elizabeth the New Martyr in nearby Wallasey. Occasional Liturgies and Divine Services are held here, as announced on the main parish's website. Always check beforehand! Sunday Liturgies are always served in the main church, rather than here.
The College of Our Lady of Mettingham
The White House, Mettingham, Suffolk, NR23 1TP
Liturgical Language: English
Website: Mettingham Orthodox Trust
The University Church
Colum Road, Cardiff CF10 3UN
Liturgical Language: Slavonic and English
St John's Orthodox Church
4 Ashfield Drive, Belfast, BT15 3FT
(The Parish has now moved into the garden chapel at the side of the house)
Liturgical language: English with some Church Slavonic
St Colman's Orthodox Church
The Abbeyleix Road
1km from Stradbally, Co. Laois
Liturgical language: Slavonic and English
Services: Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 10:00 *Services are held on a frequent basis at St Colman's, though not every Sunday. For specific details of services and all other enquiries, please contact the parish administrator: Mr Adrian Cosby, Parish Administrator Address: Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois, Ireland. Telephone: 353 502 251 60)
The Parish of the Holy Prince Vladimir
St John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church
Bentham Lane, Bentham, Cheltenham, GL3 4UG
Liturgical language: Slavonic and English
*The parish is in the process of finding alternative accommodation. Please check on the website above for updates.
Within the Anglican Shrine at Walsingham
(Directions may be found here.)
Liturgical language: English
The Chapel of the Life-Giving Spring is served by Father Phillip Steer of the Moscow Patriarchate, and all enquiries should be directed to him.
Fr Mark (Underwood) from the Cardiff and Cheltenham Parishes is now the named cleric of ROCOR serving in the Shrine Chapel. He normally travels to Walsingham every 3 m or 4 months.
This is blessed by our Hierarchs to meet in a variety of places in the North West and North Wales.
It occasionally meets in Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas
Pier Head, Liverpool
Liturgical Language: English and Slavonic
Website: St Nicholas Mission
While the communities in the following locations are not yet formally constituted as Missions or Parishes, they have been established as outreach communities where the Divine Liturgy and other Divine Services are served by visiting clergy on a semi-regular schedule.
Worshipping at St John's Church
St John Street
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1 SJ
Liturgical Languages: English and Slavonic
Welcome to the web site of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland. We invite you to explore the host of information provided here, and above all to visit one of our parishes to join us in prayer to the Holy Trinity in a land where Holy Orthodoxy was introduced in Apostolic times.
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