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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 mainly in English. Some hymns and prayers (e.g. the Lord’s Prayer) may also be read or sung 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.

God willing,
The Divine Liturgy is served at 11.00 am every Sunday,
preceded by the Hours at 10.40 am.

Details of services are shown on the
Services page.


There is no need to book a place in advance to attend services.

If you are clinically vulnerable to Coronavirus, or if you have any anxieties about being close to other people in church, please let us know in advance that you plan to attend so that we can reserve a more socially distanced place for you in the Nave.

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.

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

For a Gift Aid form, click here