Feast of the Dormition & Services on Sunday 16th August

Saturday 15th August is the Feast of the Dormition of Our Most-Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. This is one of the Great Feasts of the Church’s year. We should try to keep this Holy Day prayerfully in whatever way we can, so that we can be united in faith and in love, even if we cannot be together physically.

Services to pray at home on Friday evening (the Eve of the Feast) and on Saturday can be found here. May God give us all great joy in keeping the Feast!

Orthodox Christians Commemorate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary ...


On Sunday 16th August, the Hours and Typika will be served in church, beginning at 10.30 am.

Planning to come to church during the COVID-19 pandemic
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 are planning to come to the church, please click here to see the rules that you must follow.

If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. aged 70 or older, or aged under 70 with an underlying health condition) you are strongly urged to read the Government advice before deciding whether to come to church, and to follow the guidance about keeping yourself safe.

Coming to church
The number of people allowed in church will be strictly limited so that people inside can keep 2 metres apart. Admission to the church will be on a strict ‘first come, first served’ basis.

If the church is already full when you arrive, we are very sorry that you will not be allowed to enter until someone else leaves. The service will be live streamed on YouTube so that you can join in with the service from outside the church building.