The 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.
Owing to the increased risk of infection by the new variant of Coronavirus, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain has directed that all the churches of the Archdiocese will close for public worship with effect from Saturday 9th January, 2021. Accordingly, no public services will be held in the Church of the Ascension until further notice. 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.
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.
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