Church open for prayer & Services for this weekend

Church open for prayer

A reminder that our church will be open on Saturday 4th July between 10 am and 4 pm to allow people to visit the church in order to pray, to light candles, to reverence the Holy Icons, or simply to be still in God’s presence. Please see further information here.

In order to keep us as safe as possible, and to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, everyone who comes to the church must follow strict rules for social distancing, hygiene, etc. If you plan to come to the church please click here for information.

Services for this weekend

Services for Saturday evening, 4th July, and Sunday 5th July are available on the Choir page, so that all of us who wish to do so can pray the services together in our own homes.

If possible, begin the Sunday morning service at around 10.30 am, so that we can say or sing the prayers at around the same time. But if it is better to pray at a different time, we will still be united in faith and in love: God is not bound by time!

Sermons for Sunday 5th July, in English and Greek, may be found here.

Opening of the church for services

The Government has issued guidance about the possibility of churches and other places of worship opening for services from 4th July onwards. We are sorry that we are not yet in a position to open the Church of the Ascension for worship. Archbishop Nikitas will be meeting the clergy of the Archdiocese (by Zoom) during the coming week to give them detailed directions about how the Government guidance should be applied in our Archdiocese. 

Father Kosmas and the Parish Committee will then look in detail at the Archbishop’s directions, before making detailed plans for opening the Church of the Ascension for worship.

We all want to see our church open again, and we hope and pray that we will be able to meet again soon! Until then, we ask everyone to be patient while we make proper plans to keep us all as safe as possible, and to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19. We will announce the specific plans for opening the Church as soon as we can!