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Resurrection 2021

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!
Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!
Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!
المسيح قام ! حقا قام !


Easter Message of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas
Πασχάλιο Μήνυμα Αρχιεπισκόπου Θυατείρων και Μεγάλης Βρεταννίας
Пасхальное Послание Архиепископа Фиатирского и Великобританского
Mesaj pascal de la Arhiepiscopul Thyateira și Marea Britanie


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.

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.


As long as social distancing is required during the Coronavirus pandemic, the small size of our church means that only very limited numbers can be accommodated safely.

We therefore regret that no services will be held in the Church of the Ascension until all social distancing restrictions are lifted. According to the Government’s Roadmap out of Lockdown, this will be no earlier than 21 June 2021, although this date cannot be guaranteed.

In the meantime, Father Kosmas will live stream services so that all can share in worship remotely. 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

The church will also be open every Thursday between 12 noon and 2 pm for private prayer and quiet reflection. 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