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.


Because of the current severe risk from Coronavirus, and because the size of our church means that only very limited numbers can be accommodated safely, we have taken the decision that no services will be held in the Church of the Ascension until it is safe to do so. Services on Sundays and Feast Days will be live-streamed so that all can share in worship remotely.

Please click here for information about joining in worship remotely. 

Owing to the increased risk of infection by the new variant of Coronavirus, we regret that the church will not be open for private prayer until further notice.


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

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One-off donation

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

£5.00