Welcome!

Image result for ascension iconThe Orthodox Church of the Ascension in Rugby, Warwickshire, provides a place of worship in English for Orthodox Christians of all ethnic backgrounds, as well as for non-Orthodox Christians and others who are interested in the Faith.

Parishioners are from various backgrounds including British, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Russian, Latvian, Coptic, Byelorussian, Serbian and Bulgarian. Services are in English, with some parts (e.g. the Lord’s Prayer) additionally recited in other languages.

The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, the largest Orthodox diocese in this country, and part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.


We plan to reopen our church for services on Sunday 11th July 2021.
God willing, the Divine Liturgy will be served at 11.00 am that day, and on every Sunday thereafter, preceded by the Hours at around 10.40 am.
Please note that service times will be later than before the lockdown.
Details of services will be posted in advance on the Services page.

As long as social distancing is required, the small size of our church means that only very limited numbers can be accommodated safely. To help us keep numbers within safe limits, you must book a place for yourself and for anyone coming with you before you attend church.

To book a place at the Sunday Liturgy from Sunday 11th July 2021 onwards, please click here

Once the Church of the Ascension reopens, services will be live streamed from church so that those who are unable to attend will be able to share in worship remotely.
Until the church reopens, Father Kosmas will continue to stream services from home so that we can continue to be united in worship, even if we cannot be together physically.
Please click here for information about joining in live streamed services.
Other suggestions for ways to join in worship at home may be found here.

Until our church reopens for services, the church building will be open on some days for private prayer and quiet reflection. Times when the church will be open are shown on the Services page. Please note that no services will take place on these occasions.


The Orthodox Community of the Ascension and St Chad is a Registered Charity – number 1122061. Orthodox Christians aged 18 and over may become members of the Community.

Membership registration form   Αίτηση εγγραφής μέλους
Formular de inscriere  Форма регистрации членов Сообщества

For a Gift Aid form, click here

One-off donation

Instead of giving at the church, you can donate online here.

£5.00