Election of His Eminence Nikitas, Metropolitan of the Dardanelles, as Archbishop of Thyateira

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!


Leavetaking of Pascha & Ascension Day: Wednesday 5th June

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!

Sunday 26th May 2019

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:

7.00 pm: Great Vespers

SUNDAY 2nd JUNE 2019
9.30 am: Matins

10.15 am: Divine Liturgy

Funeral of Vera Chlubek

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.

Celebration of the Theophany

You are warmly invited to join us for our celebration of the Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:

7 pm Great Vespers followed by the Blessing of the Waters in the church.

Normal Sunday services, followed by the outdoor Blessing of the Waters at Brownsover, and a Festal meal at the Brewers Fayre restaurant.

Services on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June 2018

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.