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 many backgrounds and nationalities, including British, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Russian, Latvian, Coptic, Byelorussian, Serbian, and Bulgarian. Services are mainly in English. Some hymns and prayers are also offered 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.

Christ is risen! Христос Воскресе! Χριστός Ανέστη! Le Christ est ressuscité! !المسيح قام Христос Воскрес! Cristo ressuscitou! Cristo ha resucitado! Christus ist auferstanden! Христос Возкресе!

God willing,
the Divine Liturgy is served each Sunday at 10.30 am,
preceded by the Hours at 10.10 am.
The service of Vespers is sung on most Saturdays at 7 pm.
Further information and the programme of Services may be found here.

If you are unable to attend church (e.g. because of sickness, caring responsibilities, or your working hours) please click here for suggestions about joining in worship at home.

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.