On Wednesday, 12 June 2019, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected His Eminence Nikitas, Metropolitan of the Dardanelles, as the new Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain after the retirement of His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios.
Εἰς πολλὰ ἔτη, Δέσποτα! Many Years, O Master!
Come and celebrate with us on Wednesday 5th June!
At 7 pm we will sing the Paschal Hours for the last time this year to mark the Leavetaking of Pascha: the Epitaphios / Plaschanitsa will be returned to its place at the back of the church, accompanied by the final singing of the Paschal Troparion.
At around 7.30 pm we will begin Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of the Ascension.
As well as being a Feast of the Lord, the Ascension is the ‘Feast of Title’ of our church – so a very important day in our calendar. Come and celebrate the Feast!
There will be no services in the Church of the Ascension on the weekend of Sunday 26th May 2019. Our next services will then be on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2019:
SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2019
7.00 pm: Great Vespers
SUNDAY 2nd JUNE 2019
9.30 am: Matins
10.15 am: Divine Liturgy
The funeral of our sister in Christ, Vera, will take place at English Martyrs RC Church, Rugby, on Tuesday 23rd April at 11 am, followed by burial at Watts Lane Cemetery, Rugby.
Memory eternal! Вечная память!
A map showing the location of the church may be found here.
You are warmly invited to join us for our celebration of the Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:
SATURDAY 5th JANUARY 2019
7 pm Great Vespers followed by the Blessing of the Waters in the church.
SUNDAY 6th JANUARY 2019
Normal Sunday services, followed by the outdoor Blessing of the Waters at Brownsover, and a Festal meal at the Brewers Fayre restaurant.
You are warmly invited to join us for our celebration of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos:
TUESDAY 14th AUGUST
7 pm Great Vespers & Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of Herbs
Come and celebrate the Feast!
There will be a change to the published services on this weekend only.
Vespers will not be served on Saturday 2nd June.
On Sunday 3rd June, services will be as follows:
The Hours will be served at 11 am, immediately followed by Reader’s Typika (Обедница) beginning at around 11.20 am.
As no priest or deacon will be present, there will be no opportunity to receive Holy Communion or to make your confession on this Sunday.
The usual pattern of services will resume on the following Sunday, 10 June 2018.